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Geoffrey Store to Open

Updated: 10/02/2002 - Meridian-area children may think they've hit the jackpot when the new Geoffrey Store opens this Friday.

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Council Considers Cutting

Updated: 10/02/2002 - The city council Monday reduced the new 2003 city budget by $600,000, but now has to decide what funding must be reduced or left out.

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Whisky Dispute

Updated: 10/02/2002 - A possession of whisky charge, filed in dry Clarke County, was dismissed. The owner wants his whisky back from law enforcement.

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Ole Miss Anniversary, Local Reaction

Updated: 10/01/2002 - Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the first African-American student's entrance into the University of Mississippi.

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Morning Fire

Updated: 10/01/2002 - An investigation continues into the cause of an early morning fire in downtown Meridian.

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Livingston Fatal

Updated: 10/02/2002 - An investigation continues into a fatal accident Monday night in west Alabama.

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School Safety

Updated: 10/01/2002 - Meridian Public School officials are asking for the public's help in addressing safety concerns.

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AMBER Alert on AOL

Amber Alert

Updated: 10/02/2002 - The program that lets people know about suspected kidnappings may be coming to a computer near you.

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Deputy Goes Undercover

Updated: 09/30/2002 - The Lauderdale County sheriff's office arrested a man for allegedly bringing contraband into the county jail.

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Shows Backs "COPS" Grants

Updated: 09/30/2002 - Rep. Ronnie Shows favors a continuation of federal funding for police officers, through the COPS Program.

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Gov. Seeks Fed Help

Updated: 09/30/2002 - Mississippi's governor has asked for federal aid to deal with damage from Tropical Storm Isidore.

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Council Okays Water Hike

Updated: 09/30/2002 - The city council did a turnaround Monday on its budget vote of last week and approved an 8 percent water rate increase.

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Absentee Ballots Available

Updated: 09/30/2002 - The Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk's Office has absentee ballots available for the Nov. 5 election.

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Overcoming Strokes

Updated: 09/30/2002 - Strokes are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. According to one local doctor the key to overcoming a stroke is catching it early.

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Weekend Drowning

Updated: 09/30/2002 - Investigators say foul play is not suspected in a weekend drowning in Winston County.

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Candidates On the Campaign Trail

Updated: 09/30/2002 - On the campaign trial, Independent U.S. Senate candidate Shawn O'Hara and Kenny Griffis, a candidate for the Mississippi Court of Appeals, recently paid a visit to the Queen City.

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Coast Cleanup

Storm Damage

Updated: 09/30/2002 - The Mississippi Gulf Coast cleans up after Tropical Storm Isidore.

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2003 Budget Vetoed

Updated: 09/27/2002 - When the Meridian City Council meets Sept. 30, it will consider whether to override mayoral vetoes of the FY 2003 budget and raises for city employees.

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Fighting the Fight

Updated: 09/27/2002 - One of every four families in the U.S. is affected by domestic violence. The state of Mississippi is working to change that statistic.

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Lawyers and Tort Reform

Updated: 09/27/2002 - The president of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association told a Meridian audience she and colleagues favor general tort reform.

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Forty Years of Opportunity

Updated: 09/27/2002 - Forty years ago, the walls of segregation collapsed in Mississippi's higher education system.

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18th Avenue Closing

Updated: 09/27/2002 - A heavily traveled portion of 18th Avenue in Meridian will be closed temporarily, so work crews can upgrade a rail crossing.

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Registration Deadline

Updated: 09/27/2002 - Mississippi residents who are not already registered to vote have only another week to do so, if they wish to cast a ballot Nov. 5.

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Crash Victims Identified

Updated: 09/27/2002 - Officials have released the identities of two people who killed in a fiery crash Sept. 14 in Scott County.

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August Unemployment

Updated: 09/27/2002 - Mississippi's jobless rate dropped in August, but the news was still not good for Clarke County.

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