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Children First: Protecting Scouts

Updated: 01/23/2003 - The Boy Scouts of America soon begins a new process of criminal background checks of its adult volunteers and leaders.

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364,000 Portable Wooden Cribs Recalled

Updated: 01/23/2003 - About 364,000 portable wooden cribs are being recalled because the bottoms can fall out if not tightly assembled, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

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Iraq Debate

Updated: 01/23/2003 - Secretary of State Colin Powell says he's still hoping the Iraq crisis can end peacefully.

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Test Results Pending

Updated: 01/23/2003 - The Mississippi Department of Health will release the results of water sampling in two counties, after threats were made against systems in Scooba and Columbus.

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Charity Hit by Burglars

Updated: 01/23/2003 - Victory Bargain Center, part of a ministry to the poor and needy, was the target of a break-in early Wednesday.

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Weighing the Options

Updated: 01/23/2003 - On the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, a relatively new agency in Meridian works to help support women who face difficult decisions.

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Two Indicted in Bank Robbery

Updated: 01/23/2003 - Two suspects in a Meridian bank robbery were indicted by a federal grand jury.

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Knight: "We Have a Positive I.D."

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Remains discovered in the Stratton community two weeks ago have now been positively identified.

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School Board Decision Pending

Updated: 01/22/2003 - A decision on the new superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools is expected soon. Meridian superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is in the final four.

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NAACP Continues Opposition

Updated: 01/22/2003 - The Mississippi NAACP again spoke out against Judge Charles Pickering's renomination to a federal appeals court.

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Committee to Study Co. Patrol

Updated: 01/22/2003 - The question of keeping or eliminating county patrolmen remains a controversial issue in Lauderdale County. Supervisors have created a committee to study the issue.

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Healthwatch: Fighting Breast Cancer

Posted: 01/22/2003 - Radiation to fight cancer has been around for decades, but now there's a new way to target and destroy breast cancer tumors.

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Meridian "Mardi Gras" Planned

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian is preparing to celebrate Mardi Gras for the third straight year, with help from the Jaycees.

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Supt. Search to Involve Citizens

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian's search for a new, permanent school superintendent will involve voices from the community. At least two groups will help identify criteria for the selection.

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Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Marchers will mark the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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City Continues Redistricting Talks

Updated: 01/21/2003 - A consultant who presented new ward lines to the city council Tuesday said making changes would be difficult.

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Water Supplies Threatened

Updated: 01/21/2003 - An investigation continues into threats that were made Tuesday to public water supply systems in Kemper and Lowndes Counties.

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Senate Passes Base Closure, Education Bills

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Mississippi Senate took two action on two matters, education and base closure, that could directly impact east Mississippi and the rest of the state.

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Hanging Investigation Update

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Investigators say it will likely be another two weeks before autopsy results are available in the recent hanging death of a Kemper County man.

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McLin in Running for Supt. Post

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Retiring Meridian Public School superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is being considered for superintendent of the third largest school district in Louisiana.

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Resegregation Growing

Updated: 01/21/2003 - A study at Harvard University indicates that segregation remains, despite legislation designed to curb it.

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Threat to Water Supply?

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Residents have been advised to drink only bottled water while an alleged threat made to poison the water supply is investigated.

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37,000 Troops, 2 Carriers Heading to Gulf

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Army is sending its most modern combat division to the Persian Gulf region and the Navy is dispatching two aircraft carriers to join two others already within striking distance of Iraq, officials said Tuesday.

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Inmate Death Probed

Updated: 01/21/2003 - An inmate at a state prison at Lost Gap died after lockdown on Sunday.

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Special Report: County Patrols??

Posted: 01/21/2003 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors may vote to end the County Patrol in its present form at a meeting Tuesday. The issue has been a budget battle for years.

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