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Bland pushing for ExpressJet as new airline for Meridian

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Percy Bland wants Georgia-based ExpressJet to be the new air carrier for Meridian Regional Airport. The recommendation now goes to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bland was assisted in his selection by a panel of seven community members who studied the proposals. ExpressJet was one of two airlines to submit bids for Meridian’s air service. Silver ...

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State puts $2 million into effort to keep military bases

Mississippi’s state and local officials can tell you that defending the state’s military bases from closures can get expensive. The state spent a reported $60 million to $65 million in the 2005 round of base closings, an effort that helped to save such Mississippi military mainstays as Keesler Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Meridian, Camp Shelby and Columbus Air ...

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Delanty takes command

Cmdr. Stephen J. Delanty has taken over as leader of Training Squadron Seven at Naval Air Station Meridian. Delanty succeeds Cmdr. William Doster, who has served as squadron commander since August 2010. Doster will receive the Meritorious Service Medal. Delanty graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993.

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