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Crestwood Marks Level 5

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Crestwood Elementary School held a big celebration Friday to reward students and teachers for working hard to reach a Level 5 ranking.

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Tougher Seat Belt Bill Passes

Updated: 01/27/2006 - A bill to strengthen Mississippi's seat belt law has passed both houses of the Mississippi Legislature and been sent to the governor.

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No Override Attempt Yet

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Mississippi senators ended the week without trying to override the governor's veto of a tax bill.

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Office Max to Stay

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The local Office Max is not on a list of closings released by the company headquarters this week.

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Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The Meridian School Board has approved a contract for the superintendent that includes a hefty community-financed supplement.

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United Way Makes Great Strides

Updated: 01/27/2006 - There is good news and bad news for the United Way of East Mississippi. It's very close to reaching its 2005 capital campaign goal, but the clock is ticking.

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Smoke-Free Efforts

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The Mississippi House has passed a bill that could end up banning smoking inside publicly-owned buildings. And local groups are renewing a push to get a local ordinance in Meridian.

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Consider Katrina at Tax Time

Updated: 01/26/2006 - There is a possible tax break available for people who suffered property damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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Red Cross Changes With Times

Updated: 05/11/2006 - Following Hurricane Katrina, Meridian's key chapter of the Red Cross was overwhelmed with people in need. Now it's looking to train more volunteers.

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Choctaw Ink Big Deals

Updated: 01/26/2006 - More than 100 high-tech, high-paying jobs could soon be coming to Neshoba County.

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State Jobless Numbers Remain High

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Mississippi's unemployment rate in December dipped slightly, but Hurricane Katrina is still being felt.

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Get Fit... Don't Quit!

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Today in our 'Get Fit... Don't Quit! segment, it’s time for Tyrone, AKA 'Honey Bun' White to pay the piper! After slacking on workouts for more than a week, Tyrone is now 'fessing up' and moving forward!

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MCC Takes Bellwether Award

Updated: 01/25/2006 - Meridian Community College has won the prestigious 2006 Bellwether Award.

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Choctaw Partnerships Grow

Updated: 01/25/2006 - The Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians is partnering with East Central Community College and two companies to target high-tech training and jobs.

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Fatal Fires Accidental

Updated: 01/25/2006 - At least two house fires that claimed six lives this month are attributed to the use of appliances for heating.

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Holloway Family Waits and Hopes

Updated: 01/25/2006 - It has been about seven months since the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Her family remains optimistic there could be a break in the case.

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New Supercenter Now Open

Updated: 01/25/2006 - A new Wal-Mart Supercenter opened Wednesday in Demopolis, bringing with it more jobs.

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Judges Issue Call for Help

Updated: 01/25/2006 - Some lawmakers are calling for more help for trial judges, specifically in the form of law clerks. It could help, in light of a shortage of judges.

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AmeriCorps Lends a Hand

Updated: 01/24/2006 - A volunteer group from AmeriCorps is in Meridian helping with the Rebuild East Mississippi program.

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School Still in Recovery

Updated: 01/24/2006 - A Lauderdale County school is still trying to recover from a hurricane that struck in August 2005.

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New Appeals Judge Formally Sworn In

Updated: 01/24/2006 - Former Circuit Court Judge Larry Roberts of Meridian officially became a member of the Mississippi Court of Appeals Tuesday.

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Veto Vote Will Wait

Updated: 01/24/2006 - Any attempt to override Gov. Haley Barbour's veto of a tax bill appears to be at least a few days away.

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