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Meridian to Raise Rates

Updated: 09/08/2003 - Water and sewer rates are going up 10% for city of Meridian customers.

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Hearon Takes Over 186th

Updated: 09/08/2003 - The 186th Air Refueling Wing has welcomed a new commander.

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Senators Kickoff Campaigns

Updated: 09/08/2003 - A pair of Mississippi state senators kickoff their bids for reelection at Republican headquarters in Meridian.

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Students to Vote on Col. Reb

Updated: 09/08/2003 - University of Mississippi students will be asked whether they want the Colonel Rebel mascot to be replaced.

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Local Soldier Dies

Posted: 09/08/2003 - The ongoing war on terror in Iraq has claimed the life of a local man.

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Alabama Tax Vote

Updated: 09/08/2003 - After months of debate, the day is finally here. Tuesday, September 9 Alabama voters will head to the polls to vote on the largest proposed tax increase in the state's history.

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367th Gets Big Sendoff

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Updated: 09/05/2003 - Members of the 367th Maintenance Company of the Mississippi National Guard left for duty Friday, but not without fanfare, prayers and hugs.

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Area Schools Get Graded

Updated: 09/10/2003 - Mississippi schools received their first individual grades this week. Many in the east central part of the state fared well, while some fell below the mark.

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Candidate Reviews Boxes

Updated: 09/05/2003 - A Democratic candidate who lost the primary by 45 votes is reviewing the ballot boxes for a possible challenge to the results.

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Musgrove-Barbour Spar

Updated: 09/05/2003 - The major party nominees for governor were invited to take their campaign message to the University of Mississippi campus.

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Children First

Updated: 09/04/2003 - Some elementary students in the Meridian public school district are getting free hearing and vision screenings thanks to the Meridian Junior Auxiliary.

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Half of Public Schools Fall Short

Updated: 09/04/2003 - According to criteria established by "No Child Left Behind" legislation, half of public schools in Mississippi did not meet performance standards.

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No Monument in Mississippi

Updated: 09/04/2003 - An offer by Mississippi's governor to temporarily house the Ten Commandments monument was turned down by Judge Roy Moore.

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Missing Child Update

Updated: 09/04/2003 - Authorities have new information that indicates Reina Russell, 3, may not have been abandoned in the Meridian area.

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Students Eye Healthcare Field

Updated: 09/03/2003 - Rush Career Care 2003 attracted over 500 students interested in learning about opportunities in healthcare professions.

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Campaign Targets Traffic Safety

Updated: 09/03/2003 - While it would seem obvious that motorists should stop at red lights, a thousand people lose their lives each year becauase someone didn't.

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Gas Price Probe

Updated: 09/03/2003 - Customer complaints have fueled an informal investigation by the Energy Department into possible gas gouging.

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Commandments Draw More Mississippi Support

Updated: 09/03/2003 - A week after the Ten Commandments monument was moved from public view, residents of Hickory, Miss., joined others there, who say it was the wrong thing to do.

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Closure Fight Ongoing

Updated: 09/03/2003 - A local effort designed to save NAS Meridian from base possible closure is continuing full-force.

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MDOT Seizes $300,000 of Pot

Marijuana

Updated: 09/03/2003 - Officers with the Mississippi Department of Transportation seized over 200 pounds of marijuana near Meridian.

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Ebbers Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 09/03/2003 - The former chief of WorldCom entered a not guilty plea in an Oklahoma courtroom. Bernie Ebbers and other top executives are charged with securities fraud.

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Child Still Missing

Updated: 09/02/2003 - Police in and around Northport, Alabama are following a few clues that surfaced after a photo of "Shae" Ross was shown on national television.

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