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A Meal Out Is Helping Out

Updated: 09/30/2005 - On Wednesday, Oct. 5, more than 15,000 restaurants will band together for hurricane relief. It's called "Dine for America."

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I-10 Opens to Traffic

Updated: 09/30/2005 - Only 20 days after work began to repair the hurricane-damaged section of I-10 in Jackson County, Miss., the Mississippi Department of Transportation will re-open the eastbound lanes.

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FEMA Office Opens

Updated: 09/30/2005 - If you are still trying to get in contact with FEMA here's some good news for you! The agency has opened up another office in our area.

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Supervisors: "No New Taxes"

Updated: 09/29/2005 - Lauderdale County supervisors voted on Thursday not to raise taxes for the new fiscal year.

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Heart Condition Claims Athlete

Updated: 09/29/2005 - A heart condition that prevented a possible college football prospect from playing his senior year has claimed the life of Jimmy Robinson.

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Mississippi Moving Past the Criticism

Updated: 09/29/2005 - For all the problems associated with Hurricane Katrina and with FEMA, Mississippi officials are not jumping on the bandwagon of criticism.

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Children First: WPSE News on the Air

Updated: 07/03/2006 - Morning announcements are a typical start to a school day. At Poplar Springs Elementary in Meridian, the announcements are also a chance for the kids to get involved.

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Officer Killed Update

Updated: 09/29/2005 - A local police officer has been killed in the line of duty. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Wayne County.

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FEMA: "We're Not Leaving Mississippi"

Updated: 09/28/2005 - Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency say there is help for residents of east Mississippi and west Alabama, even though there is still no local office.

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Church and Business Join Hands

Updated: 09/28/2005 - A Lauderdale County church and a Mississippi business partnered to help citizens replace some of the food lost during power outages.

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Colorado Town Making a Difference

Updated: 09/28/2005 - A town in Colorado has adopted Meridian Public Schools, delivering school supplies and uniforms for 162 evacuee children in the district.

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Evacuees Make Home in Meridian

Updated: 09/28/2005 - Many Gulf Coast evacuees are still making their homes in Meridian, Miss., hotels. They're not so sure what they'll do next.

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Legislators Work on Non-Casino Issues

Updated: 09/28/2005 - Mississippi legislators have plowed ahead on several proposals to help local governments and school districts recover from Hurricane Katrina.

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FEMA Head Praises Mississippi Response

Updated: 09/28/2005 - FEMA's acting director praised Mississippi's response to Hurricane Katrina, but would not comment on relief efforts in Louisiana.

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Address Changes Advised

Updated: 09/28/2005 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency advises people who are displaced because of recent hurricanes to file a change of address form with the U.S. Post Office.

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Neshoba County Celebrates Togetherness

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Neshoba County celebrated its economic successes of the last few years at the annual banquet of the Community Development Partnership.

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Shelter Called on for More Hope

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Hope Village for Children, a shelter in Meridian, has been asked to take in children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

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Mississippi Rising Above Tragedy

Updated: 09/27/2005 - A weekend telethon to benefit Mississippi's victims of Hurricane Katrina will feature stars from every area of entertainment. WTOK-TV will broadcast the show from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Steelworkers Assist MCCSA

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Steelworkers Relief has delivered a second truckload of goods to Multi-County Community Service Agency, with help from local legislators.

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New Book Encourages Dreams

Updated: 09/27/2005 - The founder of Peavey Electronics has donated three copies of his life story, Peavey Revolution, to the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

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Alleged "Scammer" in Custody

Updated: 09/27/2005 - A Noxubee County, Miss., man, accused of scamming people by claiming to be a victim of Hurricane Katrina, is in law enforcement custody.

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Barbour Addresses Legislature

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Gov. Haley Barbour addressed a special session of the Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday, talking about helping casinos and rebuilding.

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Storm Damage

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Damage assessments from this past weekend’s storms are continuing in west Alabama.

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Children's Home in Need

Updated: 09/27/2005 - It's been exactly one month since Hurricane Katrina hit, and its effects are still being felt, even by charities that you might not expect.

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