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Ward Promotes Book and Hope

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Emmy-winning actress Sela Ward, a native of Meridian, is now a published author.

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Partners in Education Honored

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Carver Middle School recognized its Adopt-a-School and Adopt-a-Student "partners."

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Taylor Campaigns for Shows

Updated: 10/22/2002 - U.S. Rep. Ronnie Shows was formally endorsed Tuesday by fellow Mississippi Democrat, Rep. Gene Taylor of the current Fifth District.

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Brutal Attack Update

Updated: 10/22/2002 - The woman who was recently brutally beaten and left for dead near a local church has been released from a Jackson Hospital.

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Superintendent's Woes

Updated: 10/22/2002 - The head of Greene County Alabama's struggling schools has been placed on leave for allegedly providing false financial information to the state.

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Mailbox Vandalism

Updated: 10/22/2002 - So far eight people have been arrested and charged wtih vandalizing more than 30 mailboxes in Demopolis, Alabama.

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GOP Wins Law Challenge

Updated: 10/22/2002 - A federal judge struck down a 1999 law that kept political parties out of judicial elections.

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Sups Approve Surcharge

Updated: 10/22/2002 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors approved a $10 surcharge on traffic tickets during its Monday meeting.

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MPS Hears Pay Issue

Updated: 10/22/2002 - The debate over whether hourly employees should be paid 12 times a year versus nine was raised at the Meridian School Board meeting.

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Iraq Conflict, Local Effort

Updated: 10/22/2002 - As the nation braces for a possible attack on Iraq, one local company is doing its part to help in the effort.

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FDA Cracks Down on Cosmetic Contacts

Updated: 10/22/2002 - The government is cracking down on decorative contact lenses, calling them illegal products that could cause blindness.

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Author Highlights Culture

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Mississippi writer, Jerry Bustin of Forest, has published his first fictional novel.

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Four Arrested in Burglary

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Four suspects were charged by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department with the Oct. 20 burglary of a nightclub.

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Gov. Talks Education Funding

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Gov. Ronnie Musgrove told educators he will propose a new method for funding education.

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Water Grants Pour In

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Water systems in Newton County and others around the east central region of Mississippi have received grants to make upgrades.

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Candidates Forum Set

Updated: 01/03/2003 - A community forum for candidates is set for Tuesday night, sponsored by the Community Empowerment Committee.

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Bomb Threat Arrest

Updated: 10/21/2002 - Police arrested a suspect in a bomb threat to a local school, but the accused is not a student.

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Musgrove Returns From Europe

Updated: 10/21/2002 - Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is just back from an economic development trip to Europe.

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Lott to Remain Leader

Updated: 10/21/2002 - A leading Republican said he won't challenge Senator Trent Lott for Republican leadership.

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Getting Down and Dirty

Updated: 01/03/2003 - The Downtown Clean-Up Task Force, along with volunteers, is hitting the streets of downtown Meridian Friday and Saturday to attack litter and grime.

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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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