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2003 Forecast

Updated: 02/11/2003 - One business leader projects small growth in the economy this year, at least in part because of consumer debt.

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FBI, CIA: "Threat Justified"

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Top intelligence officials testified before a senate panel Tuesday in Washington.

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Hanging Death Update

Updated: 02/11/2003 - It has been a month since the hanging death of a Kemper County man and the autopsy results are still not available.

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Slay: Tags Part of Homestead Exemption

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Lauderdale County residents who try to cheat on car tag purchases could pay an even higher price on their property taxes.

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Senate Bill Targets K-5

Updated: 02/11/2003 - A bill passed by the state Senate would, if adopted, require five-year-olds registered for kindergarten to attend classes.

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"Flu" Runs Its Course

Flu

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Area schools still have many absences due to the flu and flu-like symptoms. Some schools had to close for a couple of days, but things are getting a little better.

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Authorities Seek Phony Fed

Updated: 02/10/2003 - Law enforcement received a report Monday of a White male posing as an FBI agent.

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Bridge Closing

Updated: 02/10/2003 - A bridge on Allen Swamp Road has been closed because of safety concerns.

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Mississippi Lawsuits

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The number of Mississippi lawsuit verdicts rated in the nation's top 100 decreased last year.

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DHS Budget Woes

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The Department of Human Services problems seem to be getting a little better, but there are still problems.

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Pilots Get Wings of Gold

Updated: 02/10/2003 - With the possibility of a war with Iraq looming, pilot training at NAS Meridian seems to take on added significance.

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Peavey Layoffs

Updated: 02/10/2003 - Peavey Electronics announced a reduction of 79 positions worldwide, citing general market conditions and consolidation efforts.

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Gas Prices Spike

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The price of gasoline shot up 10 cents a gallon virtually overnight in the Meridian area.

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Acting Principal to be Named

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The announcement of an acting principal for West End Elementary School is set for Tuesday.

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"Flu" Gets Noxubee Schools

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Noxubee County School District joined a growing list of school systems that closed for a couple of days due to flu or flu-like illnesses.

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Bush Administration Raises Terror Alert

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Bush Administration Friday raised the national terror alert from yellow to orange, citing a U.S. intelligence warning of a "high risk" of terrorist attack, a senior administration official said.

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Williams Top Manager

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The manager of Meridian Regional Airport won a major award, bestowed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Senate Tackles Open Meetings

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Mississippi Senate Thursday passed a bill to strengthen Mississippi's Open Meetings law.

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Attorney Taken to Court

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Federal marshals took meridian attorney Dwayne Watts to Pensacola, Fla., to insure he appears before a U.S. Magistrate.

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More Schools Close

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Illnesses among students have caused another school system to halt classes for a couple of days.

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Task Force on Education

Updated: 02/06/2003 - The president of the Meridian School Board told a task force of teachers and principals what's wrong with local schools and asked for help to find a remedy.

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Meridian Connection

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Closely related to such big name stars as Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman. Katharine Esters is a woman on a mission for change and has even made a mark on Meridian.

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Recalls Announced

Updated: 02/06/2003 - UWATEC AG announced a recall of dive computers sold in 1995 and 1996 and Trak Inc. announced a recall of snowshoe bindings.

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Students Busted

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A pair of teenagers at Northwest Junior High were arrested Wednesday after marijuana was allegedly found in their possession.

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