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Smallpox Vaccines Given

Updated: 02/21/2003 - For the first time in more than 30 years, people in the Meridian area received the smallpox vaccine Friday.

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Cole: Dishonesty Not Tolerated

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The executive director of Multi-County Community Service Agency Friday defended the good work of many volunteers.

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Nightclub Fire Kills at Almost 100

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A nightclub erupted in a raging fire during a pyrotechnics display at a rock concert, killing at least 95 people.

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Appeal Leads to "Miracle"

Updated: 02/21/2003 - On Feb. 13, an emergency call for help went out to the Meridian area to help save a young mother with a rare blood type. The community rallied around Jamie Vaughan and she's recovering.

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Bondsman Arrested

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A Meridian bail bondsman was arrested Thursday, charged with embezzlement and uttering forgery.

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No Tuition Hikes

Updated: 02/21/2003 - Presidents of Mississippi's eight universities told the College Board an increase in tuition is not necessary.

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Open Meetings Bills Considered

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The House Judiciary B Committee Thursday replaced two Senate-passed open meetings bills with its own versions.

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Children First: Reading Success

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A reading program called Success for All is being praised by educators at Southeast Elementary School.

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Man Charged in Scam

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A Meridian man has been arrested, accused of charging a Meals on Wheels client for food intended to be free to the elderly and disabled.

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Hanging Ruled Suicide

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The results of an autopsy on the body of Nick Naylor, found hanging near his Porterville, Miss., home Jan. 9, indicate his death was suicide. But his family is not convinced.

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Product Recalls

Updated: 02/20/2003 - Fireworks of Alabama announces the recall of bamboo-stick sparklers and Playnation Play Systems announces a recall of "Fun Buckets" on backyard play sets.

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Runoff Set in Newton

Updated: 02/20/2003 - A special election runoff is scheduled for Feb. 25, to fill the vacated board of aldermen seat in Newton.

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Explosive Charge

Updated: 02/20/2003 - A Newton County resident was charged for alleged possession of a pipe bomb and dynamite.

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Education Behind Bars

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Seven inmates at the Lauderdale County Jail recently earned General Equivalency Diplomas through courses offered at the jail by Meridian Community College.

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Fighting a Common Enemy

Updated: 02/20/2003 - Local agencies discussed how to make the investigations of child abuse more efficient from a prosecution standpoint and easier for the young victims.

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Prison Overload?

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Two associations of state employees have joined together to protest overcrowded prisons in Alabama.

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Healthwatch: Chickenpox Vaccines

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising questions about whether just one dose of the chickenpox vaccine is enough.

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Fed Dollars Help Bonita

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A half million dollars in federal money will help the city of Meridian repair the dam at Bonita Lakes Park.

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Knox Seeks Public Office

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Beverly Knox, local coordinator for the Keep America Beautiful Commission, is running for justice court judge in District 4.

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Plant Closure Part 2

Updated: 02/19/2003 - The last garment factory in Choctaw County is facing closure. However, the owner is doing everything he can to save it!

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Plant Closure?

Updated: 02/19/2003 - The last garmet factory in Choctaw County, Alabama is facing closure. Meanwhile, the owner is doing everything he can to save it!

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Barbour Stops in Meridian

Updated: 02/19/2003 - On a campaign stop in Meridian, Republican gubernatorial candidate Haley Barbour said he thinks the state senate might swing to the GOP.

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Principal Resigns

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A principal who had been on administrative leave from West End Elementary School turned in her resignation Monday.

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Driving Force

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Lauderdale County deputies are being put to the test behind the wheel, which experts say is just as important as marksmanship.

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