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Bridge Closing

Updated: 02/10/2003 - A bridge on Allen Swamp Road has been closed because of safety concerns.

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Mississippi Lawsuits

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The number of Mississippi lawsuit verdicts rated in the nation's top 100 decreased last year.

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DHS Budget Woes

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The Department of Human Services problems seem to be getting a little better, but there are still problems.

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Pilots Get Wings of Gold

Updated: 02/10/2003 - With the possibility of a war with Iraq looming, pilot training at NAS Meridian seems to take on added significance.

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Peavey Layoffs

Updated: 02/10/2003 - Peavey Electronics announced a reduction of 79 positions worldwide, citing general market conditions and consolidation efforts.

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Gas Prices Spike

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The price of gasoline shot up 10 cents a gallon virtually overnight in the Meridian area.

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Acting Principal to be Named

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The announcement of an acting principal for West End Elementary School is set for Tuesday.

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"Flu" Gets Noxubee Schools

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Noxubee County School District joined a growing list of school systems that closed for a couple of days due to flu or flu-like illnesses.

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Bush Administration Raises Terror Alert

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Bush Administration Friday raised the national terror alert from yellow to orange, citing a U.S. intelligence warning of a "high risk" of terrorist attack, a senior administration official said.

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Williams Top Manager

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The manager of Meridian Regional Airport won a major award, bestowed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Senate Tackles Open Meetings

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Mississippi Senate Thursday passed a bill to strengthen Mississippi's Open Meetings law.

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Attorney Taken to Court

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Federal marshals took meridian attorney Dwayne Watts to Pensacola, Fla., to insure he appears before a U.S. Magistrate.

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More Schools Close

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Illnesses among students have caused another school system to halt classes for a couple of days.

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Task Force on Education

Updated: 02/06/2003 - The president of the Meridian School Board told a task force of teachers and principals what's wrong with local schools and asked for help to find a remedy.

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Meridian Connection

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Closely related to such big name stars as Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman. Katharine Esters is a woman on a mission for change and has even made a mark on Meridian.

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Recalls Announced

Updated: 02/06/2003 - UWATEC AG announced a recall of dive computers sold in 1995 and 1996 and Trak Inc. announced a recall of snowshoe bindings.

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Students Busted

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A pair of teenagers at Northwest Junior High were arrested Wednesday after marijuana was allegedly found in their possession.

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Bug Closes School

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A bug going around is filling hospitals and emptying some schools in the Meridian area.

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Skipper: "We're on Track"

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Sales taxes from the Christmas season will determine how the city is doing financially for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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Knight Seeks Election

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A school principal tosses his hat into the 2003 superintendent's race.

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Suspect Sought

Updated: 02/05/2003 - Law enforcement authorities have issued a warrant for Keith Green, 20, of Stonewall, a suspect in a burglary in which guns were taken.

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Teacher Gets BellSouth Grant

Updated: 02/05/2003 - For the seventh year in a row, Oakland Heights teacher Ronnie Shumaker has won a BellSouth grant for innovative teaching.

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Barbour Courts Meridian

Updated: 02/05/2003 - Haley Barbour has all but announced his candidacy for governor of Mississippi. He's courting organizational support across the state.

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Bike Patrol Returns?

Updated: 02/05/2003 - Meridian's police chief wants to reactivate a bike patrol unit that proved itself effective in drug busts and gaming raids.

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