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Groups Issue Joint Demand

Updated: 08/03/2007 - The Baptist Ministers Conference, the Concerned Citizens of Meridian and Lauderdale County, and the local chapter of the NAACP all demanded the reinstatement of Robert Markham.

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Former Guard Nabbed in Lauderdale County

Updated: 08/03/2007 - A former prison guard, who was wanted for allegedly smuggling a gun into the prison where he worked, was taken into custody in Lauderdale County Friday morning.

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Sentencing Complete in MSU Fire

Posted: 08/03/2007 - A Tupelo man has been sentenced for setting fire to a building at Mississippi State University in 2006.

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Gas Prices Edging Lower

Posted: 08/03/2007 - Drivers heading out for the weekend may find some better news at the gasoline pump.

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Body Found on Highway 495 Identified

Updated: 08/03/2007 - The Kemper County Sheriff's Department asked for and received help from WTOK viewers in identifying a man who was found dead Friday morning.

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Bridge Safety Gets Spotlight

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Federal officials have alerted states to start inspecting all bridges similar to the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi River. In Mississippi, Inspections of county bridges must be done every two years.

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Citizens Group Delays Bond Validation

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Members of a citizens group delayed a bond validation hearing related to Meridian's school bond issue, passed in March.

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Sewage Debt Subject of Hearing

Updated: 08/02/2007 - A dispute between Marion and Meridian over payment of a debt had both entities back in court Thursday.

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Pair Appears on District 3 Ballot

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Two candidates are on the Aug. 7 ballot, seeking the Republican nomination for Lauderdale County District 3 supervisor.

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Raytheon Opens Expanded Facility

Posted: 08/02/2007 - Raytheon has opened a 90,000 square foot expansion that officials say will add add about 125 more jobs.

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Children First: Band Camp!

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Even though school hasn't started yet, some students are already putting in some long hours.

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Ruling to Affect Many Residents

Posted: 08/02/2007 - An appeals court in New Orleans has ruled against Louisiana homeowners in Katrina flooding cases.

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Church Teaches Spirit of Giving

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Enterprise made a special delivery to Meridian on Thursday.

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FEMA Temporarily Suspends Trailer Sales

Posted: 08/02/2007 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's going to it temporarily suspend the sale and deployment of trailers for hurricane evacuees.

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Three Arrested for Voter Fraud

Posted: 08/01/2007 - Attorney General Jim Hood says three people were charged for allegedly participating in a voter fraud scheme in Benton County.

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Woman Injured in Wreck

Updated: 08/01/2007 - A woman was hurt Wednesday afternoon in a wreck in Marion.

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MDOT Studies Safety of Intersection

Updated: 08/01/2007 - Concerns have been raised over the safety of an intersection after several serious traffic collisions, the most recent on Tuesday.

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Airport Working on Alterations

Updated: 08/01/2007 - Officials say more jobs and economic development could result from making a bigger property site available through changes at Meridian Regional Airport.

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Agents Make Marijuana Bust

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Agents with the Kemper County Sheriff's Department destroyed marijuana plants and seized a lot of cash Wednesday afternoon.

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Mississippi AFL-CIO Endorses Anderson

Posted: 08/01/2007 - The Mississippi AFL-CIO and its affiliate unions has endorsed Gary Anderson in the state insurance commissioner's race.

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Crash Claims Volunteer Firefighter

Updated: 08/01/2007 - The driver of a pickup truck died of his injuries from a crash on an interstate ramp Tuesday evening.

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MPBA Backs Hopkins

Posted: 08/01/2007 - The Mississippi Police Benevolent Association made an endorsement in the race for attorney general.

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Markham Supporters Seek More Help

Updated: 07/31/2007 - A supporter of former Meridian Public Schools deputy superintendent Robert Markham says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been asked to look into concerns about hiring and firing practices in the district.

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