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Ten Commandments on Trial

Updated: 10/18/2002 - A trial over the placement of the Ten Commandments at Alabama's Justice Building will continue next week.

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Wreck Claims Life

Updated: 10/18/2002 - A Thursday wreck claimed the life of a Forest man.

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Raytheon Celebration

Updated: 10/21/2002 - As the nation braces for possible battle with Iraq, one local company is celebrating a milestone that could help in the effort.

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Stricter Daycare Regulations?

Updated: 10/21/2002 - The Mississippi Department of Health has proposed regulating childcare in homes that serve fewer than five children.

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High Court on Recusal

Updated: 10/18/2002 - Mississippi's highest court clarifies the law on appeals court judges recusing themselves from cases.

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Lawmakers Go Home

Updated: 10/18/2002 - Mississippi legislators call it quits for the weekend in the debate over civil justice reform.

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Hitt: "County Needs Curfew"

Updated: 10/17/2002 - The president of the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors asked the board to pass a curfew for minors.

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Senior and Community Health

Updated: 10/17/2002 - Specialty Hospital helped over 500 people check vital health information with free bone density and blood pressure screenings.

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Reform Bills Die in Committee

Updated: 10/17/2002 - The Mississippi House and Senate both killed the other's bill for civil justice reform on business liability.

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Shows Wants Bill Amendment

Updated: 10/17/2002 - While supporting a bipartisan resolution for possible military action in Iraq, Cong. Ronnie Shows also criticized a clause in a House Veterans Affairs bill.

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Bank Robber Uses Bomb Threat

Updated: 10/16/2002 - The medical center branch of Citizens National Bank in Meridian was robbed by a man who claimed he had a bomb.

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Appraising Your Taxes

Penny Tax

Posted: 10/17/2002 - Reappraisal and the new city budget will likely affect services and residents' individual taxes.

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Brutal Attack

Updated: 10/16/2002 - The search is on for a suspect in a brutal beating. Over the weekend a woman was found badly beaten and left for dead near a local church.

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House Passes Punitive Limits

Updated: 10/16/2002 - The Mississippi House of Representatives Wednesday passed a measure that would limit punitive damage awards by juries.

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Jasper Escapee Caught

Updated: 10/16/2002 - Jasper County Jail escapee, Paul Kelly Brown, Jr., was apprehended Wednesday by Lauderdale County sheriff's deputies.

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Sniper Affects School Activities

Updated: 10/16/2002 - So far, nine people have been killed in sniper shootings in and around Washington D.C. Heightened security in the area, is not only causing concern for residents there, but also for many here.

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This Day in History

Updated: 10/15/2002 - On Oct. 15, 1940, the 153rd National Guard unit in Meridian was called up by the federal government in anticipation that World War II was coming to America.

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Sampson Services Set

Updated: 10/16/2002 - Reverend M.L. Sampson, known as the "Christmas Light Man", passed away at the age of 67.

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School Vandalism Arrests

Updated: 10/15/2002 - An investigation into recent vandalism at West Lauderdale and Southeast high schools resulted in the arrests of 12 suspects, a mix of adults and juveniles.

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MDH Cites Schools

Updated: 10/15/2002 - The Mississippi Department of Health has released a list of 115 schools with cafeterias that have failed at least one inspection within the past two years.

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Commerce Officials in Meridian

Updated: 10/14/2002 - Meridian received a visit from Asst. Commerce Secretary David Sampson, who toured various ongoing economic development sites.

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Clarke Escapee Captured

Updated: 10/14/2002 - An inmate escaped the Clarke County Jail early Monday morning, but was caught again within hours.

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WTOK Debate

Updated: 10/14/2002 - Congressmen Chip Pickering and Ronnie Shows have both agreed to take part in an upcoming debate, which will be televised on WTOK.

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