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Mississippi Counties Granted Disaster Aid

Posted: 05/24/2008 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is approving more than $1 million in disaster aid for residents in four Mississippi counties who suffered damage due to violent storms.

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Okatibbee Welcomes Swimmers, Others

Updated: 06/04/2010 - For the first time in two years, there will be swimming at Okatibbee Lake during Memorial Day weekend. Park rangers advise all swimmers to make safety a priority.

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Subpoenas Issued in Police Officer Case

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Subpoenas were issued in the case of a former Meridian police officer charged with accessory after-the-fact to burglary.

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Gas Prices Bring Out Creativity

Updated: 05/23/2008 - With gas prices averaging $3.91 a gallon nationally, some people may be cutting down on their travel plans for Memorial Day. But others are continuing with their usual plans.

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ECCC Adopts 4-Day Summer Schedule

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Another community college has made the decision to cut its summer schedule because of high gas prices.

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More Schools to Face Law's Consequences

Posted: 05/23/2008 - The federal No Child Left Behind law says that by the 2013-14 school year all students must pass state tests in math and reading.

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Cogon Grass Compared to Kudzu

Updated: 05/23/2008 - The Mississippi Forestry Commission says there is help for landowners fighting a fire hazard, cogon grass.

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Senate Votes for Benefits Hike

Posted: 05/23/2008 - The Mississippi Senate has voted to increase unemployment benefits for the first time since 2002.

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Services Set for Slain Marine

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Services have been scheduled for Sunday and Monday for a Mississippi Marine who was killed in combat.

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Siegelman Seeks Acquittal

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman has asked a federal appeals court to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.

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Steele Gets Life Sentence

Updated: 05/22/2008 - The suspect in a 1996 homicide has pleaded guilty to the charge a second time.

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Supervisors Vote on Veterans Service Office

Updated: 05/22/2008 - The Lauderdale County board of supervisors listened to the public Thursday before voting on the status of the county's Veterans Service Office.

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Special Session Hit and Miss

Updated: 05/22/2008 - The Mississippi Senate met again Thursday in the special session called by the governor, but the state House did not.

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Opening Ceremonies Set for Downtown

Updated: 05/23/2008 - The opening ceremonies for the State Games of Mississippi will be June 20 in downtown Meridian. There will be some street closures.

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MPD Seeks Alleged Dog Thief

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Meridian police say someone may be able to recognize a suspect who was caught on tape stealing a dog.

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Mississippi and Alabama Refine Response

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Mississippi and Alabama officials met together for a storm preparation conference, with the hurricane season beginning June 1.

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Mississippi Airports Get DOT Funding

Updated: 05/22/2008 - According to Mississippi's senators, grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be going to airports in Louisville, Meridian and seven other communities.

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AAA: Gas Prices to Peak During Holiday

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Triple A of Alabama is predicting that the escalation of gas prices will peak during the Memorial Day holiday period.

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Earl Wesley Berry Executed

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Corrections officials say convicted murderer Earl Wesley Berry was executed at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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