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Securing Schools

Updated: 09/17/2002 - In the wake of last year's terrorist attacks, schools have examined how they could increase security and do a better job of protecting students.

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United Way Kickoff

Updated: 09/17/2002 - The 2002 United Way of East Mississippi's fundraising campaign is officially underway.

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Trauma Centers Designated

Updated: 09/17/2002 - The state of Mississippi has recognized three Meridian hospitals as trauma centers.

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Lucky Lady

Updated: 09/17/2002 - A skeptic raked in over $282,000 on Saturday at the Silver Star Casino.

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WorldCom Update

Updated: 09/16/2002 - More job cuts have been announced by WorldCom.

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Budgeting the Future

Updated: 09/16/2002 - Lauderdale County supervisors conducted a public hearing on the FY 2003 budget. It will be finalized later.

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Suspect Surrenders

Updated: 09/16/2002 - An escapee from the Kemper County jail surrendered to authorities Monday morning. However, questions still remain.

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MHP Probes Fatal Wrecks

Updated: 09/16/2002 - Separate wrecks claimed the lives of three people in Troop H over the weekend.

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Lawmakers and Day 12

Updated: 09/16/2002 - The special legislative session has so far cost Mississippians at least $396,000, yet there's still no agreement on addressing medical malpractice issues.

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Hickory Man Dies in Plane Crash

Plane Crash

Updated: 09/16/2002 - Tommy Rose of Hickory died Friday after the plane he was flying in competition crashed.

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Annexation Objections

Updated: 09/13/2002 - Residents of an area proposed for annexation by the city of Meridian continue plans to fight city hall.

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Arrest in Capital Murder Case

Updated: 09/13/2002 - A suspect has been charged with capital murder and burglary for the shooting death of Theotis Cross.

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School Bomb Threat

Updated: 09/13/2002 - Someone called in a bomb threat to Meridian Police Friday morning, indicating a device had been placed at Kate Griffin Junior High.

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West Nile Deaths at Four

West Nile Virus

Updated: 09/13/2002 - A fourth victim in Mississippi has died from West Nile virus.

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Magnolia Builds on Future

Updated: 09/13/2002 - The housing industry in Collinsville continues growing, as developers work to increase interest.

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New Cancer Center Opens

Updated: 09/13/2002 - Meridian Oncology Associates has opened a new cancer treatment center.

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Winning Grandma

Updated: 09/13/2002 - A grandmother from Columbiana, Ala., won $3.9 million at Casino Magic this week. She had brought $20 worth of quarters to play.

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Wishes Come True

Updated: 09/13/2002 - The Meridian Association of Financial Advisors hosted a fundraiser recently for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi.

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Legislative Deadlock

Updated: 09/13/2002 - Mississippi lawmakers have so far not been able to agree on a compromise for medical malpractice lawsuit reform.

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Terror Threat Closes Florida Highway

Updated: 09/13/2002 - Authorities said that they have found no terrorist connection to three men stopped along Alligator Alley in South Florida.

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Government in Conflict

Updated: 09/13/2002 - A pair of Lauderdale County's elected leaders clashed during a work session Thursday.

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Lott Stands With President

Updated: 09/12/2002 - President Bush received some criticism after making his case against Saddam Hussein to the United Nations, but Mississippi's Trent Lott said Congress should vote to support his plan.

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Long on Trade

Updated: 09/12/2002 - Long Wholesale hosted its annual trade show for vendors from Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.

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Suspect Charged in Shooting Death

Updated: 09/12/2002 - A suspect has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Donnie Gay on Wednesday.

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Flights Resume

Updated: 09/12/2002 - Friday Meridian Regional Airport will resume its regular flight schedule.

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