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MCC Remembers the Dream

Updated: 01/20/2003 - A commemoration service at Meridian Community College Friday marked the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Sen. Alice Harden delivered the keynote address.

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Gov. at Oakland Heights, MCCSA

Updated: 01/20/2003 - Mississippi's governor visited a Meridian school and a service agency to talk about community needs and education.

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Lee to Lead MSU

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Dr. Charles Lee, interim president of Mississippi State University, was tapped by the College Board to take the position on a long-term basis.

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Four Star Visit

Updated: 01/17/2003 - The four star general in charge of deployment of troops across the world visited Meridian's Air National Guard base.

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Ridge Clears Hurdle

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge was approved unanimously by a committee, but faces a vote by the full Senate next week.

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Redistricting Approved

Updated: 01/17/2003 - The U.S. Justice Department has approved the county's redistricting plan, clearing the way for elections in November.

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House Destroyed By Fire

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Meridian firefighters responded to an early morning blaze but were unable to save a house on 57th Avenue.

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Base Closure Discussed

Updated: 01/16/2003 - The topic of base closure was on the table Thursday at the U.S. Defense Department.

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Build-A-Bear Recall

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Build-A-Bear Workshop has announced a recall of "Founding Bear" stuffed bears because of a choking hazard.

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Children First: Coats for Kids

Updated: 01/16/2003 - As temperatures continue to drop, the demand for coats continues to rise. Here's how you can help.

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Spotlight: Miss. Gov.'s Race

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Analysts expect an exciting contest in a gubernatorial race between incumbent Democrat Ronnie Musgrove and Haley Barbour, former chairman of the national Republican Party.

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Education and Leadership Initiative

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Grants aimed at educational leadership for east Mississippi and west Alabama were announced Wednesday by the Phil Hardin Foundation.

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Deputies Track Possible Murder

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Authorities in Newton County say they may soon make an arrest in a 6-year-old homicide. New evidence surfaced eight months ago.

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KAB Promotes Youth Participation

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Mini-grants are available through the Keep America Beautiful Commission for young people working on environmental projects.

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HDTV in Meridian

Updated: 01/16/2003 - High Definition Television may be the industry's biggest advance in technology since color. WTOK will telecast the 2003 Super Bowl in HDTV.

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MPS Names New Supt.

Updated: 01/15/2003 - Sylvia Autry will lead the Meridian Public School District in the next school year as superintendent. Carver principal Robert Markham will also move to the central office.

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Leadership Lauderdale Youth

Updated: 01/15/2003 - A group of Lauderdale County 11th Grade students is learning about leadership. Students got some hands-on experience Tuesday.

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Judges Running Again

Updated: 01/15/2003 - Lauderdale County's four justice court judges are seeking reelection.

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Principal Under Investigation

Updated: 01/15/2003 - The principal of Meridian's West End Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the results of a probe by the state auditor's office.

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Khayat: "Invest in Education"

Updated: 01/14/2003 - University of Mississippi chancellor touted the strong tie between education and economic success to Meridian-area business leaders.

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WorldCom Firings Loom

Updated: 01/14/2003 - WorldCom announces that some employees will be fired, due to alleged abuses within its own accounting system.

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Taylor Talks

Updated: 01/14/2003 - Cong. Gene Taylor of Mississippi's 4th Congressional District visited a new area he now represents, Clarke County, for the first time since being reelected.

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Meridian Kmart to Close

Updated: 01/14/2003 - Kmart will close 326 stores in 44 states, including Big K on South Frontage Road. The Meridian location employs 80 people.

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