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Hood Objects to Vetoes

Updated: 04/26/2007 - Mississippi's attorney general claims the governor had no legal standing to veto line items in budget bills.

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Baptisms Fall in Southern Baptist Churches

Posted: 04/26/2007 - The number of baptisms in Southern Baptist churches, the largest Protestant denomination, has dropped for the second year in a row.

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Principal Controversy

Updated: 04/26/2007 - A change is on the way in the Lauderdale County School District and it has a group of local citizens speaking out about race.

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MPD Probes Robbery

Updated: 04/25/2007 - The Nixie convenience store on 24th Avenue in Meridian was robbed Tuesday night.

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Defense Rests in Melton Case

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Jury deliberations in the trial of Jackson Mayor Frank Melton are scheduled to begin Thursday.

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Special Session Starts Friday

Posted: 04/25/2007 - Gov. Haley Barbour has called lawmakers back to Jackson for a special session about an economic development project for which Lowndes County is competing.

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MPD Seeks Credit Card Thief

Updated: 04/26/2007 - Surveillance video in a Meridian store recorded images of a woman police describe as an experienced credit card fraud artist.

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Lignite Plant on Radar

Posted: 04/25/2007 - Despite some objections, officials with Mississippi Power are studying the feasibility of building a lignite power plant in Kemper County.

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Mysterious Death in Newton

Updated: 04/25/2007 - An investigation is underway into the case of a man found dead inside a gas tank at Newton Regional Airport.

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Group Addresses School Board

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Concerned citizens brought their concerns about a lack of African-American principals to the Lauderdale County School Board Tuesday night.

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MDOT Works, Asks for Patience

Posted: 04/24/2007 - Some significant road work is underway in Meridian, and it is inconveniencing drivers.

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Suspects Rounded Up

Updated: 04/24/2007 - More than a dozen suspected drug dealers in Scott County were taken into custody as part of a national drug roundup on Tuesday.

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Group Spotlights the Uninsured

Updated: 04/24/2007 - Mississippi ranks last when it comes to providing health insurance for its low income residents.

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Missing Teen Found

Posted: 04/24/2007 - A Meridian teenager, missing since Apr. 10, was located and returned home safely.

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Mississippi Ranks High on List

Updated: 04/24/2007 - A Washington-based child advocacy group gives Mississippi high marks for providing lawyers for abused and neglected children.

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Governor Signs 'Toll Bill'

Updated: 04/24/2007 - A new law in Mississippi allows for the construction of toll roads. Supporters say the revenue source is necessary to improve the state's transportation system.

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Alabama Competes for Jobs

Updated: 04/24/2007 - It appears the state of Alabama may be a step closer to landing a major manufacturing facility.

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Attorney Linked to Alabama Holdup

Updated: 04/24/2007 - The FBI says a Louisiana attorney, suspected in several Mississippi bank robberies, has now been linked to a another in Gardendale, Ala.

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Program Offers Financial Jump Start

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Heavy debt can ruin lives. The Mississippi JumpStart program is trying to reach teenagers early with the message.

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Blue Angel Remembered at NAS

Updated: 04/23/2007 - A member of the Navy's elite flying team, The Blue Angels, Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis, is remembered at NAS Meridian.

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Lindsey: "Apology Resolution Filibustered"

Updated: 04/23/2007 - A bill pending in the Alabama Legislature offers an apology for the practice of slavery, but a state senator says a vote has been delayed.

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Democrat Withdraws from Race

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Democrat Bill Renick has dropped out of the Mississippi governor's race, saying he can no longer afford to run.

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