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Candidates Garner Endorsements

Updated: 09/24/2002 - Mississippi Congressmen Ronnie Shows and Chip Pickering both picked up endorsements Tuesday.

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West Nile Vaccine Possible

West Nile Virus

Updated: 09/24/2002 - Researchers are hard at work on a vaccine for West Nile virus, but it may be several years away.

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Session Nears End?

Updated: 09/24/2002 - The Mississippi House and Senate have come closer than ever to a possible compromise on caps for "pain and suffering" in medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Alabama Pursues Toyota

Updated: 09/24/2002 - The governor of Alabama has confirmed the state is courting Toyota to locate a new plant in the state.

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Census: U.S. Poverty Up, Income Down

Updated: 09/24/2002 - The U.S. poverty rate rose for the first time in eight years and household income fell last year, a double dose of bad economic news that coincided with the first recession in a decade.

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GOP Considers Lawsuit

Updated: 09/24/2002 - The Mississippi Republican Party is planning to file a lawsuit, citing a state law that it says violates the U.S. Constitution.

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West Nile Targets Spine

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Scientists have discovered that West Nile virus targets the spine when it attacks the human body.

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Rolling 'Round Town

Updated: 09/23/2002 - The Meridian Transit Authority took members of the media on a rolling news conference Monday to demonstrate its service.

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Interstate Crash

Updated: 09/23/2002 - A one-vehicle wreck on the interstate Monday afternoon injured a Tennessee woman.

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Session Drags On

Updated: 09/23/2002 - House and Senate negotiators continue haggling but no movement has been made to get an agreement on medical malpractice reform.

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Child Abuse Report

Updated: 09/23/2002 - The Sumter County Department of Human Services is receiving high marks for its efforts to address child abuse and neglect.

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Pedestrian Killed

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Charges have been filed against a man in the death of a pedestrian from Choctaw County.

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Train Accident Followup

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Officials are now releasing the name of the man killed in Friday's train accident in Meridian.

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Miss America

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Candidates from the twin states faired well in the Miss America pageant.

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Special Session

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Week three of the Mississippi legislature's special session will begin Monday.

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Airport Upgrades

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Local officials are now working to upgrade the Meridian Regional Airport.

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West Nile Virus Rising

Updated: 09/23/2002 - The number of confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus in Mississippi continues to rise.

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Fatal Train-Truck Collision

Updated: 09/20/2002 - The Amtrak Crescent was involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler late Friday afternoon, at a crossing parallel to Highway 11 near the Meridian Regional Airport.

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Water Rates Stay Level

Updated: 09/20/2002 - A proposal to increase water rates in Meridian took an unexpected turn Friday, as the city council passed the FY 2003 budget.

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Appeals Court Endorses Ruling

Updated: 09/20/2002 - A Choctaw County man may be a step closer to freedom. An Alabama appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision to overturn his guilty plea.

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KKK Plans Area Marches

Updated: 09/20/2002 - The Ku Klux Klan plans to conduct recruiting marches in Philadelphia and DeKalb next week.

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J.C. Watts Visit

Updated: 09/20/2002 - Oklahoma Congressman, J.C. Watts paid a visit to Meridian on Friday.

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Murder Investigation

Updated: 09/20/2002 - Scott County authorities are assisting in a murder investigation in Rankin County.

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County Approves Budget

Updated: 09/19/2002 - Lauderdale County supervisors passed the Fiscal 2003 budget Thursday, but not without dissent.

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