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Teacher "Grades" Still Stalled

Updated: 09/08/2004 - A portion of the No Child Left Behind Act will not be implemented in Alabama for the second straight year due to a court challenge.

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Civitan Presents Check to MHS

Updated: 09/08/2004 - The Meridian Civitan Club donated $500 to help support the athletic department's programs at Meridian High School.

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Fordice Remembered, Mourned

Updated: 09/07/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour has proclaimed a period of official mourning in the State of Mississippi to honor the memory of former Gov. Kirk Fordice, who died Tuesday.

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Task Force Charges Teacher

Updated: 09/07/2004 - A teacher at Carver Middle School has been charged with possession of an illegal drug.

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Supervisors Face Budget Decisions

Updated: 09/07/2004 - The residents of Lauderdale County will have a chance to speak out on the proposed FY 2005 budget at a Sept. 14 hearing. Money also surfaced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors' regular meeting.

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Council Approves Budget

Updated: 09/07/2004 - The City of Meridian has adopted a new fiscal 2005 budget as expected. However, a pay hike plan for city employees took an unexpected turn.

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Crash Kills One, Injures Five

Updated: 09/07/2004 - A vehicle crash Saturday claimed the life of a Meridian man. Another now faces criminal prosecution for the death.

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Deputy to Aid Security

Updated: 09/07/2004 - A Lauderdale County deputy will begin assisting with security at Meridian Regional Airport on Sept. 13.

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Fordice Dies at 70

Updated: 09/07/2004 - Former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice has died.

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Making the Grade

Updated: 09/03/2004 - School systems in east Mississippi scored well and many improved from 2003 rankings.

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Barbour Fills Court Vacancy

Updated: 09/03/2004 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appointed a Gulfport city judge to fill the seat of the late Appeals Court Judge James Thomas.

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What's Next in Race?

Updated: 09/03/2004 - Now that the political conventions are over, how does a longtime political observer size up the two major party candidates?

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Budget Plan Complete

Updated: 09/03/2004 - Lauderdale County is nearing a vote on a final budget for FY 2005. Early indicators point to a seven percent tax hike.

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Change of Command

Updated: 09/03/2004 - It's the largest employer in Lauderdale County and there is something you can do to make sure it stays here.

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Tax Hike on Table

Updated: 09/02/2004 - Lauderdale County's supervisors may include a tax increase in the 2005 budget currently being debated.

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Sam's Opens its Doors

Updated: 09/02/2004 - The newest Sam's Club in Mississippi opened Thursday in Meridian. It offers 118,000 square feet of shopping space.

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Children First: Phone Home

Updated: 07/03/2006 - Quitman Junior High School is helping make sure that National Guardsmen can stay in touch while on active duty.

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Farewell to Troops

Updated: 09/02/2004 - The 150th Engineering Battalion, with units in Meridian and Quitman, left Thursday for Camp Shelby to prepare for possible deployment overseas.

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Security Changes

Updated: 09/02/2004 - Security for Meridian Regional Airport will shift from the Meridian Police Department to the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.

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Fraternity Fire Update

Updated: 09/02/2004 - Despite some preliminary reports, officials at the University of Mississippi say the exact cause of last Friday's fraternity house fire remains unknown.

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Jail Escapee Caught

Updated: 09/02/2004 - A jail escapee from Newton County has been caught.

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