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Inmates Serving Large Community

Updated: 09/04/2005 - Volunteer help for the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina comes from all sectors of the population. Some might surprise you.

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North Carolinians Pitch In

Updated: 09/04/2005 - A family from Hickory, North Carolina, is doing all it can to assist a family from New Orleans and make sure it doesn't stay homeless for long.

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Evacuee Long-Term Assistance

Updated: 09/02/2005 - With evacuees expected to be in the area several more weeks, if not months, preparations are underway to provide some long-term assistance.

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President: "We'll Make it Right"

Updated: 09/06/2005 - President Bush visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mobile, Ala., and Louisiana Friday promising to provide the response needed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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$50 Million for Mississippi Cleanup

Updated: 09/02/2005 - Mississippi local governments are being provided $50 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to hire people to help with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina.

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Ice Give-a-Way

Updated: 09/01/2005 - There will be another ice give-away tomorrow in Meridian.

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Shelter Needs

Updated: 09/01/2005 - With hundreds of evacuees in Meridian, shelter officials are asking for your help.

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Garbage Disposal

Updated: 09/01/2005 - With downed trees still a problem, garbage pickup in Meridian has been cancelled for this week.

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Curfews Still in Effect

Updated: 09/01/2005 - Meridian and Lauderdale County both maintain curfews for public safety reasons.

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Governor Tours East Mississippi

Updated: 09/01/2005 - Aside from getting power restored, the availability of gas, or rather the lack of it, is worrying virtually everyone in the south.

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Baptists Open Arms to Victims

Updated: 09/01/2005 - Thousands of residents and evacuees in need in Meridian, MS, and surrounding areas are being fed and helped by dedicated groups of volunteers

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USPS Setting Priorities

Updated: 09/01/2005 - The U.S. Postal Service is struggling to deliver essential mail, such as checks, to disaster areas on the Gulf Coast.

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MDOT Releases Highway Conditions

Updated: 09/01/2005 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation released a list of highway conditions in the state.

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Katrina Shows Little Mercy

Updated: 08/31/2005 - More than 1,100 homes in Lauderdale County alone suffered damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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Gas Apparently Worth the Wait

Updated: 08/31/2005 - Gas shortages are affecting cities across the entire southeastern part of the country. Some people are driving long distances just to fill up their tanks.

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Baptist Group Answers Higher Calling

Updated: 08/31/2005 - The North Carolina Baptist Men have brought portable cookers and laundry facilities to assist people in Meridian who don't have power.

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Restoring Phone Lines Difficult

Updated: 08/31/2005 - Getting full phone service restored to the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be a long process, according to a top official.

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West Alabama Disaster Relief

Updated: 08/31/2005 - It was a classic case of desperate times calling for desperate measures Wednesday in west Alabama. Throughout the day, hundreds of people went to great lengths to receive disaster assistance.

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Curfew Remains in Effect

Updated: 08/31/2005 - A curfew remains in effect for the city of Meridian, although the hours have been adjusted. Lauderdale County also has a curfew but the hours are "dusk to dawn".

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Jasper County Damage

Updated: 08/31/2005 - While Hurricane Katrina left her mark throughout the area, locally the hardest hit areas were southwest of Meridian where officials say the damage assessment is just beginning.

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West Alabama Assistance

Updated: 08/31/2005 - As residents in east Mississippi continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, people who live in west Alabama are doing the same.

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