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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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Gas Crunch

Updated: 08/31/2005 - In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, gas is definitely a hot commodity

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Newton County Damage

Updated: 08/31/2005 - As in other areas, residents in Newton County felt the fury of Hurricane Katrina.

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Colorado Guard on the Way

Updated: 08/31/2005 - A Colorado National Guard team will help the hardest-hit areas of Mississippi in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Retailers Face Gas Rationing

Updated: 08/31/2005 - Due to energy markets remaining jittery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, retailers face gasoline rationing.

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Bush Urged to Visit Mississippi

Updated: 08/30/2005 - Senator Trent Lott is urging President Bush to visit Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Hearon Hopeful of New Mission

Updated: 08/28/2005 - The wing commander of the Mississippi Air National Guard's 186th Air Refueling Wing says the unit's new mission could create even more jobs.

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Hurricane Power Preparations

Updated: 08/28/2005 - Hoping for the best while preparing for the worst, that's how local power officials are preparing for Hurricane Katrina.

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Student Wounded in JSU Shooting

Updated: 08/27/2005 - One student is in custody and another is in critical condition after a Friday shooting on the campus of Jackson State University.

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Lawmakers Target New Missions

Updated: 08/27/2005 - U.S. Sen. Trent Lott and Rep. Chip Pickering say they will work to bring new missions to Key Field Air Guard Station in Meridian.

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BRAC Votes to Realign 186 ARW

Updated: 08/26/2005 - The 8-0 vote Friday by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission endorses recommendations by the Pentagon to realign the 186th Air Refueling Wing of the Mississippi National Guard.

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