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Industrial Park Still Awaits Access

Updated: 12/05/2007 - An outgoing Lauderdale County supervisor says future growth of industry and new jobs depends on getting an interchange to a new industrial park.

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Thompson to Lead Health Department

Posted: 12/05/2007 - The Mississippi Board of Health Wednesday appointed interim state health officer, Dr. Ed Thompson, to hold the job on a permanent basis.

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Ross Announces Congressional Run

Posted: 12/05/2007 - State Sen. Charlie Ross announced Wednesday that he's will seek the congressional seat being vacated by Chip Pickering, who will not run for another term in 2008.

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Shenandoah Bassist Dead at 54

Posted: 12/05/2007 - An original member of the group Shenandoah, Union native, Ralph Ezell, died Nov. 30.

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Scruggs' Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

Posted: 12/05/2007 - Attorney Timothy Balducci has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a judge and is cooperating with prosecutors in the bribery case against Dickie Scruggs.

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Sumter Circuit Clerk Replaced

Updated: 12/05/2007 - There has been a shake-up in local government in Sumter County, Ala. The longtime circuit clerk has been replaced by a deputy clerk.

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Scruggs' Firm Drops Out of Katrina Lawsuits

Updated: 12/05/2007 - The law firm of Oxford attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has informed its Gulf Coast clients it's dropping out of Katrina lawsuits.Scruggs and others have been indicted for bribery and conspiracy.

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GE Issues Recall

Updated: 12/05/2007 - General Electric is recalling combination wall and microwave ovens because of a risk of fire.

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Charities Face Unusual Situation

Posted: 12/04/2007 - Recent recalls of toys, due to concerns about lead content in paint, are causing charities to pay more attention to the new toys they receive.

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Denson: "We Have Some Plans"

Updated: 12/04/2007 - A proposed Choctaw Indian casino in Jackson County, Miss., was rejected by voters there. But the tribe has not given up on the idea just yet.

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Home Buyer Assistance Expands

Updated: 12/04/2007 - The city of Meridian is expanding a program that allows low-income residents to get help to buy their first home.

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MEC: "Education, Training Key to Growth"

Posted: 12/04/2007 - New polling from the Mississippi Economic Council indicates that business leaders and the public both believe that Mississippi is headed in the right direction.

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Lott CD Brings In $125,000

Updated: 12/04/2007 - An album recorded by Pascagoula, Miss., native, Chet Lott, is raising significant money for Hurricane Katrina relief.

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FEMA Trying to Recover Hurricane Aid

Updated: 12/05/2007 - The government's newest estimate of improper aid represents $494 million FEMA paid to 134,000 people who were ineligible for the aid they received.

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DSL Outage Hits Southeast

Posted: 12/04/2007 - A DSL outage hit AT&T customers in the southeastern United States for several hours Monday night.

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155th Brigade Put On Alert

Updated: 12/03/2007 - Nearly 3,500 Mississippi National Guard soldiers were alerted Monday for possible deployment to Iraq.

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Sales Tax Boost Expected

Updated: 12/04/2007 - Meridian's newest shopping center could mean a merrier Christmas for the local economy.

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MPD Investigates Armed Robbery

Posted: 12/03/2007 - Police are investigating an armed robbery in side a Meridian home Sunday afternoon.

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Supervisors Approve Dog Purchase

Posted: 12/03/2007 - The Lauderdale County board of supervisors voted Monday to approve the purchase of a cadaver dog.

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UWA Okays New Housing

Updated: 12/03/2007 - The University of West Alabama board of trustees voted Monday to approve building a new housing complex for freshmen and sophomores.

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Heads Up On 'Jury Duty Scam'

Updated: 12/04/2007 - Officials are once again reminding residents not to give out personal information over the phone. Some Lauderdale County residents have already fallen victim to a scam using jury duty as a hook.

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