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P.E. Programs Facing Cutbacks

Updated: 05/23/2004 - Due to cut backs, elementary schools in Meridian will be without P.E. teacher assistants.

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Some Schools Will Be Left Out

Updated: 05/23/2004 - Meridian Public School System's plan to seek a $2 million bond issue for repairs on schools will leave several schools out.

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House-Senate Break for Weekend

Updated: 05/21/2004 - Mississippi lawmakers are spending the weekend at home, instead of at the Capitol, but they are still far apart on special session issues.

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Bonds Target Repairs

Updated: 05/21/2004 - Meridian school officials explain why the district needs a $2 million bond issue.

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Smith: "We Need to Get Serious"

Updated: 05/21/2004 - Better security for the U.S. transportation system has not extended to its rail system, according to a local official.

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Volunteers Tackle Trash

Updated: 05/21/2004 - A group of volunteers hit the streets Friday to help keep Meridian beautiful.

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Alleged Illegal Gaming Crackdown

Updated: 05/21/2004 - Some Lauderdale County businesses received an unwelcome surprise from the state gaming commission.

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Rushing Denied Hearing

Updated: 05/21/2004 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of James Rushing, Jr. of Meridian.

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Four Deployments and Finally Back Home

Updated: 05/21/2004 - One Meridian native has been deployed four times and is finally back home. She joined the Army to pay the bills and ended up spending over ten years around the world.

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Group Still Opposing Pryor

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The Sierra Club claims Bill Pryor is illegally serving on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Employee Fired for Wearing Pin

Updated: 05/20/2004 - A worker at a Chamber of Commerce office near Birmingham, Ala., was fired this week, allegedly for wearing a Ten Commandments lapel pin.

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It's a Wrap!

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Oakland Heights Elementary School kindergarten classes celebrated a successful year.

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City Reduces Annexation Area

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The Meridian City Council has reduced the size of a proposed annexation area.

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House Passes Base Closure Bill

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The U.S. House of Representatives split with the White House and approved a two-year delay in base closings scheduled to begin next year.

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Two Versions of Tort Reform Pass

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The Mississippi House reversed itself Thursday and passed a lawsuit limitations bill similar to one it killed Wednesday night. Meanwhile, a second special session is possible.

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Riley Signs Budget Bills

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Gov. Bob Riley has signed two key bills that will keep state government operating for the next fiscal year.

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Thames Says Better Things Ahead

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The president of the University of Southern Mississippi emerged from a meeting with the College Board promising improved communication.

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Terror Attacks Possible

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The onset of summer is renewing concerns about possible terrorism.

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Ayers Series, Part 3

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Almost 30 years after being filed, Mississippi's college desegregation case is still facing an appeal in court.

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Paving, Overlay Begin

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Resurfacing and overlay projects from a road bond issue have finally started in Meridian.

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Ayers Case Moves On

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Although the Ayers settlement is back in court, officials with universities named in the suit are seeing some of the fruits of it.

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Bryant Lauds Volunteers

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Multi-County Community Service Agency celebrated the volunteers who make its programs possible. Phil Bryant, Mississippi's state auditor, was guest speaker at the annual banquet.

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Indictments Made Public

Updated: 05/19/2004 - A federal grand jury issues criminal indictments in Lauderdale and Newton County cases.

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BRAC Measure Fails

Updated: 05/19/2004 - An amendment co-sponsored by Sen. Trent Lott to look at overseas facilities first in the Base Closure and Realignment process, was defeated on a 49 to 47 vote Tuesday.

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Waste Contract Up for Grabs

Updated: 05/19/2004 - The City of Meridian's current contract for garbage collection expires in late 2004. There could be major changes in a future agreement.

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