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Hearing Set for Fired Teacher

Updated: 03/04/2003 - The Lauderdale County School Board set a hearing date for a teacher who was terminated last week.

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Minus Ousted

Updated: 03/04/2003 - The chairman of the board for the University of West Alabama was removed from his position.

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Arrest in Minister Murder

Updated: 03/04/2003 - A suspect has been indicted and arrested in the August 2002 murder of the Rev. Mark Hartzog.

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Atlas to Expand

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Atlas Roofing Corporation is expanding with the construction of a 50,000 square foot building.

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Mayor Requests AG Opinion

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Confusion over the correct method for employees to get reimbursed for city-related business expenses may have to be ironed out by the attorney general's office.

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Schools "Graded" in Pilot Tests

Updated: 03/06/2003 - Performance ratings for Meridian and Lauderdale County schools are now available. The news was good and not so good.

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Lawn Tractors Recall

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Lawn mowers recalled for possible fuel tank problem.

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Fat Tuesday Kicks Off

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Braving bad weather and anxiety over the threat of war, Mardi Gras revelers hit the streets.

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Al-Qaida Arrest a "Severe Blow"

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Attorney General John Ashcroft said arrest could destabilize terrorist networks worldwide.

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Escape Attempt Fails

Updated: 03/04/2003 - A capital murder suspect attempts an escape from the Lauderdale County Detention Facility, but he doesn't get far.

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Read Across America Day

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Reading is one of the most fundamental skills a child can acquire. Students in schools across Mississippi and Alabama celebrated, including Meridian's Parkview Elementary.

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Robbery Suspect Charged

Updated: 03/03/2003 - A suspect in an armed robbery at a Kewanee gas station Feb. 28 was formally charged Monday.

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Musgrove Responds to Issues

Updated: 03/03/2003 - Newscenter 11 talked with Gov. Ronnie Musgrove about issues of concern to east Mississippi, an investigation relating to the 186th Air Refueling Wing and a joint economic plan with Alabama.

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Chambliss Wants Hearing

Updated: 03/03/2003 - A federal appeals court has been asked to throw out Mississippi's college desegregation settlement and start the process from step one.

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Forest Plant Gets Contract

Updated: 03/03/2003 - Raytheon in Forest, Miss., will share in a huge Air Force contract for aircraft radar systems.

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Tourism Director Hired

Updated: 03/03/2003 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of a new tourism director Monday.

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Lipscomb Speaks

Updated: 03/03/2003 - The adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, Maj. Gen. James Lipscomb, talked to NewsCenter 11 Friday about the controversy surrounding an Inspector General's findings.

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Sentencing Delayed

Updated: 03/03/2003 - A sentencing date for a former police chief of Linden, Ala., was postponed till March.

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Pro-Life Protest

Updated: 03/03/2003 - A Wisconsin-based group, Missionaries to the Preborn, are touring the South to spread their message that abortion is murder.

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Deadline Looms

Updated: 03/03/2003 - The deadline for candidates to file qualifying papers to run for office in 2003 is Sat., Mar. 1 at 5:00 p.m. Some House and Senate offices have only one candidate listed.

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Arrest in Double Homicide

Updated: 03/03/2003 - A Meridian teenager is behind bars, charged with the murders of brothers, found shot to death in their Meridian home Monday.

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Drug Roundup

Updated: 02/28/2003 - A dozen suspects were taken into custody in a drug roundup.

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Partridge Ethics Probe

Updated: 02/28/2003 - The Mississippi Attorney General's Office is investigating alleged ethics violations by the fire chief.

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Jets Return to MRA

Updated: 02/28/2003 - Meridian will get jet passenger air service to and from Atlanta, effective May 4, 2003.

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Putting Safety First

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The safety board for Meridian Public Schools is working on recommendations to improve safety on school campuses.

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