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Meridian Schools Get 21st Century Grant

Updated: 06/23/2004 - The Meridian School District is one of 34 in the state to receive a grant to assist with after-school programs. It has been trying to get the grant for nearly seven years.

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Calling Changes

Updated: 06/23/2004 - Local phone customers prepare for some changes. It will soon take a little more effort to make a local call and that's not all.

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Benton's Leadership Praised

Updated: 06/22/2004 - A Meridian educator, Dr. Kim Benton of Oakland Heights, is representing the state in the 2004 National Distinguished Principals Program.

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League Sponsors Golf Tourney

Updated: 06/22/2004 - The Meridian Area Navy League has announced plans for its first ever golf tournament.

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Oakland Heights Seeing Stars

Updated: 06/22/2004 - The Starbase Atlantis program paid a visit to some lucky students at Oakland Heights Elementary School Tuesday.

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Stack Dies at 86

Updated: 06/22/2004 - Meridian businessman Jack Stack has died of natural causes at his home.

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Clinton Book Stirs Emotion

Updated: 06/22/2004 - Former President Bill Clinton's autobiography went on sale Tuesday. Clinton will also be interviewed by ABC's Charles Gibson Wednesday on Good Morning America, aired locally by WTOK-TV.

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Supervisors Salaries Vary

Updated: 06/22/2004 - State law allows county supervisors to increase their salaries. Lauderdale County's will go into effect July 1. Surrounding counties have not yet taken a vote on the increases.

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Public Response to Pay Raises

Updated: 06/22/2004 - Lauderdale County supervisors have voted to raise their salaries from $37,343 a year to $44,700. We talked with some local residents about how they feel about the raise.

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Drug Arrests

Updated: 06/22/2004 - More arrests have been made in an ongoing drug roundup in Wayne County.

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Board Approves Large Raises

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Lauderdale County's payroll will see an increase, since supervisors voted to follow the new state salary guidelines.

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And the Chief Justice Is...

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Alabama's governor is set to name a new chief justice to the state Supreme Court.

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Voter Jam 2004

Updated: 06/21/2004 - The Freedom Summer 2004 Ride for Justice made its way to Meridian Monday and held one of a series of voter registration drives.

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Remembering, Moving Forward

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Forty years ago Monday, three civil rights workers were killed in Neshoba County. The occasion was marked at the burial site of one in Meridian.

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Crash Claims Four Lives

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Four people died in a head-on crash between a Jeep SUV and Chevrolet Cavalier around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Fruitful Partnership

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell has kicked off a two-week promotion by Wal-Mart to sell Mississippi blueberries exclusively at 142 Supercenters.

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Repair to Cut Water Service

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Some customers of Toomsuba Water Association will be without service for all or part of Tuesday.

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40 Years Later

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Hundreds mark 40 years since the murder of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County.

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Soap Box Derby Rolls On

Updated: 06/20/2004 - Thirty participants competed in the 3rd Annual Queen City Soap Box Derby, the largest in history.

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Police Seek More Info in Suspicious Death

Updated: 06/20/2004 - Autopsy results have been released in the death of 83-year-old Leota Brunson found Thursday. Authorities still have not made a ruling in the death.

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Medicaid Help Website

Updated: 06/20/2004 - A new website offers help links to people with concerns about the proposed Medicaid cuts in Mississippi.

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Meridian Medicaid Forum

Updated: 06/20/2004 - Meridian will host a Medicaid Forum to answer questions and concerns about the proposed cut in Medicaid.

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Cadets Make the Grade

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Members of the Navy Junior ROTC from Mississippi and other states trained this week at Meridian Naval Air Station.

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Jobless Rate Up Slightly in Alabama

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Alabama's unemployment rate inched upward in May to 5.9 percent. In April, the jobless rate was 5.8 percent.

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