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Rev. Jesse Jackson Pleads with Iraq

Updated: 04/19/2004 - Rev. Jesse Jackson offers prayers and help to the family of Thomas Hamill, the Mississippi man abducted by Iraqi insurgents.

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Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Hargon Case

Updated: 04/18/2004 - Yazoo County prosecutors preparing for Monday's preliminary hearing in the triple-murder case of Earnest Lee Hargon said a death sentence is their ultimate goal in the case.

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Reeves to Make Cuts

Updated: 04/18/2004 - State Treasure Tate Reeves must make cuts to state angencies' budgets.

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"DUI Awards" Announced

Updated: 04/16/2004 - Deputies and police officers that crack down on DUI drivers were recognized for their efforts.

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Minor, Diaz Seek Dismissal

Updated: 04/16/2004 - A Gulf Coast attorney and a suspended Mississippi Supreme Court justice filed motions Friday asking a federal judge to dismiss new charges in a judicial bribery case.

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McGrevey Tapped by Montgomery Institute

Updated: 04/16/2004 - Mike McGrevey is the new president of the Montgomery Institute. He brings with him a successful track record from Kemper County.

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House Kills "Tax Free" Weekend

Updated: 04/16/2004 - An amendment proposed by Rep. Greg Snowden of Meridian would have created a "tax free" weekend for back-to-school clothing. But it died in the House of Representatives.

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Military Donations Needed

Updated: 04/16/2004 - A little can go a long way, especially when it comes to helping troops overseas. That's why the local Red Cross is asking for the public's help in doing just this.

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Hamill: "Tommy Most Wonderful Man"

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Kellie Hamill of Macon, Miss., appeared on Larry King Live to make a plea for the safe return of her husband. Tommy Hamill, a civilian worker, was kidnapped Apr. 9 in Iraq.

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To Hire or Not to Hire?

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Lauderdale County supervisors discussed the prospect of hiring additional employees for the Tax Assessor's Office.

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Suspect Nabbed by FBI

Updated: 04/15/2004 - A suspect wanted in Lauderdale County was arrested Thursday by FBI agents in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Senate Votes on Ban

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Alabama Senate votes to put ban on same-sex marriages in the state Constitution.

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Tax Deadline Looms

Updated: 04/15/2004 - With just hours left, hundreds of people must either file their tax returns or seek an extension.

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Local Marine's Funeral

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Local Marine, Christopher Mabry, was laid to rest Thursday.

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Inmate in Court

Updated: 04/15/2004 - A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by a former Lauderdale County Jail inmate.

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Flu Shot Supply

Updated: 04/15/2004 - If things go as planned, there will not be a flu shot shortage in the twin states this year.

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Fatal Wreck Update

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Authorities released the name of the victim in Wednesday's fatal crash on Highway 45 South.

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Mississippi Family in Prayer

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The family of an abducted Mississippi civilian said Wednesday they've been praying all day long that the Macon man is alive and will be granted freedom.

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College Board Nominees Announced

Updated: 04/14/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour made appointments to the College Board who has connections to the largest Mississippi universities. He made the pledge while running for office.

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Senate Approves Term Limits

Updated: 04/14/2004 - A committee of the Alabama Senate has approved term limits for state legislators.

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Tort Reform "Dies"

Updated: 04/14/2004 - According to the leader of Mississippi's economic council, tort reform is crucial to the state's image. But a measure died in the House of Representatives Wednesday.

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Teachers Get Pink Slips

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The issue of fully funding public education remains unresolved. Some teachers received notice Wednesday. They are "non-renewed" for the 2004-2005 school year.

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In Flight With the Blue Angels Preview

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The Blue Angels are gearing up for the air show this weekend at NAS Meridian and took WTOK up in the skies for a sneak peak.

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School Closed Due to Water Line Break

Updated: 04/14/2004 - It's a different day and a different school but the same problem. Another local school was closed Wednesday due to a break in a water line.

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Wife of Hostage Makes Plea

Updated: 04/13/2004 - The wife of Thomas Hamill, a civilian contractor held hostage in Iraq, made a public statement Tuesday asking his captors to release him unharmed.

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