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Economic Development on the Table

Updated: 07/18/2007 - More than 350 economic development representatives are meeting at the Silver Star Convention Center this week. The location is fitting because of the economic success of the Choctaw Indians.

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Robbery Suspect at Large

Updated: 07/18/2007 - Investigators in Kemper County are hoping someone has information to help solve a Wednesday armed robbery.

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Businesses Welcome Threefoot Development

Updated: 07/18/2007 - Meridian officials have taken another step toward turning the Threefoot Building into a downtown hotel. At least one business owner, is eager to see it happen.

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Mortgage Company Settles with Consumers

Updated: 07/19/2007 - A national mortgage company, Ameriquest, must pay over $300 million to almost half a million people for misrepresenting home loans to customers. Over 2,000 Mississippians will share in the settlement.

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Parks Awaits Court Date

Updated: 07/19/2007 - A court case involving a candidate for sheriff in Kemper County was postponed Wednesday.

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Trio Held in Robbery-Assault

Posted: 07/18/2007 - Three suspects are in custody in connection with a near-fatal assault in west Alabama.

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Hattiesburg Man Charged with Fraud

Posted: 07/18/2007 - Operation Hammer Strike, a joint effort of the Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office and the Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force, has netted eleven arrests so far for alleged home repair fraud.

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Tort Reform Drawing Business Interest

Posted: 07/18/2007 - A tort reform plan in Mississippi is apparently leading to more companies looking to locate in the state, because no longer fear lawsuits.

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Elderly Man Assaulted, Robbed

Posted: 07/17/2007 - Officials in Choctaw County say a resident was found badly beaten along a dirt road Monday morning.

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Mother of Victim Objects to Bond

Updated: 07/17/2007 - The mother of a 17-year-old who was murdered in 2005 says she's upset that the suspect in the case was allowed out of jail.

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Dance School Scores Well in Pageant

Posted: 07/17/2007 - Two Meridian natives placed in the Top 5 of the Miss Mississippi Pageant. They also trained at the same dance academy.

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Bond Issue at Work

Updated: 07/17/2007 - Crews are trying to complete one phase of work authorized by passage of a bond issue for Meridian Public Schools, before students come back.

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Judge Delays Voter Re-Registration Order

Updated: 07/17/2007 - A federal judge Tuesday granted a one-year delay in his order requiring Mississippi to enact a new primary election system that requires voters to register as Democrats, Republicans or independents.

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Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Slander Suit

Posted: 07/17/2007 - The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a slander lawsuit brought by members of the 186th Air Refueling Wing against two former members of the unit.

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Peavey Named to National Board

Updated: 07/17/2007 - Meridian's Mary Peavey has been appointed to the national board of directors of the Afterschool Alliance.

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Deputy Mourned in Kemper County

Updated: 07/17/2007 - The Kemper County Sheriff's Department is trying to cope with a devastating loss. A memorial service has been set for Deputy William Walters.

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Cop on Leave Pending Procedural Investigation

Updated: 06/26/2008 - A Meridian police officer has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an allegation he failed to follow department policy in handling a call that involved relatives.

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Barbour: "Suppliers to Support Toyota"

Updated: 07/19/2007 - Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi can expect to land some major automotive suppliers for the Toyota plant near Tupelo and east Mississippi has a good chance of getting one of them.

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Resident Robbed at Home

Posted: 07/16/2007 - The Meridian Police Department is investigating the weekend armed robbery of a resident.

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Pat Fordice Remembered

Updated: 07/16/2007 - A former Mississippi First Lady remembered for her charm, dignity, and grace was laid to rest Monday.

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Murder Suspect Out on Bond

Updated: 07/16/2007 - Well-known boxer Clint McNeil, charged in the 2005 shooting death of a Meridian teen, was released on bond Monday. He had been behind bars for two and a half years.

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