Lockheed to Reopen

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Maj. Ward Calhoun of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department said investigators are close to piecing together exactly what happened July 8 at the Lockheed Martin plant near Meridian.

In the meantime, employees will return to work Tuesday, a week after an assembly line worker's shooting spree killed five fellow employees and wounded nine others. It will operate for the 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. shift. Employees may call 1-888-317-4633 for more information.

Also, professional counseling will be available for employees,
family members and Meridian community members Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no charge for the service.

Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Union Station (train depot)
1990 Front Street, Meridian
Tower Room - 2nd floor
Phone: 484-6841
Free parking is available on the street and at the county lot a half-block away. A smoking area is available.

All of the victims who died in the tragedy have been buried. All but three of the wounded have been released from Meridian hospitals. Authorities say the most seriously injured, DeLois Bailey, remained in critical condition Monday.

Lockheed spokesman Sam Grizzle said Monday the company is cooperating with authorities but has not opened its own investigation.

The plant, which employs nearly 140, makes parts for C-130J Hercules transport planes and vertical stabilizers for F-22 Raptor fighter jets.