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Highway Death Arrest

Updated: 02/27/2003 - A Sumter County, Alabama man is facing charges related to a recent highway death near Laurel, Mississippi.

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Deer Death

Updated: 02/27/2003 - An elderly man is dead after his pet deer attacked him.

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U.S. to Lower Terror Level to Yellow

Terrorism Threats

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The national terror alert will be lowered from orange to yellow, administration officials said Thursday, suggesting the threat of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil has eased somewhat.

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Weaver Relieved of Command

Updated: 02/26/2003 - The commander of the Mississippi National Guard's 186th Air Refueling Wing has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

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Musgrove Clears the Air

Updated: 02/27/2003 - Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has finally ended speculation about his future plans.

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Bass Found Guilty

Updated: 02/27/2003 - A suspect in the kidnapping of a Quitman businesswoman has been found guilty of the charge.

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Victim's Car Found

Updated: 02/26/2003 - A Lincoln Town Car, apparently stolen in a double homicide in Meridian, was located overnight.

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Getting a Jump Start

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Workforce development in the Meridian area got a boost from new leadership and new cash Wednesday.

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Lost Gap "Disturbance"

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Prison security used chemical agents to regain control of 29 inmates who refused to return to their cells Tuesday night.

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Slow Walk to China

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Students at West Lauderdale Elementary School saluted China by creating a walk-through museum.

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Horne to Retire

Updated: 02/26/2003 - A 25-year legislative veteran, Rep. Tommy Horne of Meridian, will not seek reelection this year.

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Relay for Life

Updated: 02/26/2003 - It's the biggest Relay for Life event in the Mid-south, and if organizers have their way, it will get even bigger!

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Art Grants

Updated: 02/26/2003 - The Meridian Arts Council is looking to award more grant money.

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U.S. Rejects Deadline for Iraq to Disarm

George Bush

Updated: 02/26/2003 - The Bush administration on Wednesday dismissed a compromise proposal by Canada to set an end-of-March deadline for Iraq to comply with U.N. disarmament demands.

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NASA Recovers Columbia Cockpit Videotape

Updated: 02/26/2003 - NASA said that it had recovered a videotape showing four of the Columbia astronauts in the last minutes of their flight just before things went awry.

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IG Report Under Review

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Sixteen of 46 allegations of wrongdoing made against the leadership of the 186th Air Refueling Wing were substantiated in a report from the Air Force Inspector General.

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Heggie Enters Race

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Wallace Heggie announced his run for chancery clerk of Lauderdale County on Tuesday. Incumbent Ann Wilson Hayes is also seeking another term.

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Wamble Takes Spelling Crown

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Jake Wamble of West Lauderdale and Southeast Lauderdale's Nykolas Alford placed first and second, respectively, in the 2003 Lauderdale County Spelling Bee.

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Four Dead in Shooting

Updated: 02/26/2003 - A man opened fire Tuesday morning, after an argument at a temporary employment service.

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Push for Optional Tax

Updated: 02/26/2003 - A group of Mississippi mayors and county supervisors lobbied for passage of a local option sales tax.

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Double Murder Update

Updated: 02/25/2003 - New information was released Tuesday about the murders of two brothers in Meridian.

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Consumer Confidence Nears 10-Year Low

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Consumer confidence in the economy plunged to its lowest level in nearly 10 years in February as Americans grew bleak about jobs and oil prices in the face of war with Iraq.

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Fire Claims Life

Updated: 02/25/2003 - A fire on Feb. 21 claimed the life of an elderly resident.

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Loaded Rig Stolen

Updated: 02/25/2003 - A loaded 18-wheeler trailer was reported stolen overnight from a local truck stop.

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Brown Expands

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Expansion of Brown Bottling Company will add some new jobs to the Pepsi distributor, in business here for over 30 years.

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