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Judge Orders Thousands Back on Medicaid

Updated: 10/01/2004 - A federal judge has ordered thousands of what would have been former Mississippi Medicaid recipients back on the rolls, at least temporarily.

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Steam Explosion at Mount St. Helens

Updated: 10/01/2004 - Mount St. Helens released a thick plume of white steam Friday afternoon, more than a week after a flurry of earthquakes began in the region.

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Bush, Kerry Do Battle on Iraq in Debate

Updated: 10/01/2004 - Both men used well-rehearsed lines during their face-to-face encounter, but this was the first time each man had to listen to the criticism at close quarters.

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Education Leaders Eye K-College

Updated: 09/30/2004 - Top education officials visited Meridian and Lauderdale County as part of an effort to improve education across the state.

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Debating the Debates

Updated: 09/30/2004 - There will be a lot of attention given to debates between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry, as well as their vice-presidential runningmates.

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Pain Medication Pulled from Market

Updated: 09/30/2004 - If you, or someone you know, is using the popular prescription drug Vioxx, you will soon have to find a substitute.

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DHS: "More Social Workers Needed"

Updated: 09/30/2004 - The Mississippi Department of Human Services is requesting an extra $16 million to fill vacant positions, especially for social workers.

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Students and Crime Debated

Updated: 09/29/2004 - A high school football player in Rankin County has been charged and indicted by a grand jury on a felony drug charge, yet he's playing football Friday.

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Public Eyes Interchange Plans

Updated: 09/29/2004 - The public had a chance to see possible locations for a proposed new Meridian interchange this week. It will lead to a new industrial park in Lauderdale County.

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Leaders Target Dropouts

Updated: 09/29/2004 - Educators meeting in Meridian addressed the goal of reducing the high school dropout rate.

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Fire Devastates Family

Updated: 09/29/2004 - A family in Stonewall, Miss. lost all its possession in a weekend fire.

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To Pave or Not and When?

Updated: 09/29/2004 - Some motorists in Meridian are growing impatient with the street paving process.

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Death Sentences for Cole Bombers

Updated: 09/29/2004 - Two suspects in the killings of a Mississippi man and 16 other sailors have been sentenced to death.

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AG Attempts Delay in Cuts

Updated: 09/29/2004 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a federal court to delay the implementation of changes in Medicaid coverage.

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Oil Production Lagging in Gulf

Updated: 09/28/2004 - Interrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is a factor in rising crude prices and the higher cost of gasoline.

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Bishop Ward Visits Meridian

Updated: 09/28/2004 - The new bishop for Mississippi's United Methodist Church met with local pastors Tuesday.

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Lawmakers Hear of Funding Concern

Updated: 09/28/2004 - Mississippi's state school superintendent contends that "underfunding" could negatively impact student performance.

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Troop H Gets New Commander

Updated: 09/28/2004 - The Mississippi Highway Patrol's Meridian district has a new commander in charge.

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Garden Vandalism

Updated: 09/28/2004 - Established four years ago, a local community garden has become the frequent victim of vandals, and caretakers say they want it to stop.

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Boil Water Notice Lifted

Updated: 09/28/2004 - A water association in Noxubee County has been given the "all clear."

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Medicaid Changes Coming

Posted: 09/27/2004 - Changes in the Mississippi Medicaid program go into effect on Oct. 1.

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