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Jail Controversy Update

Updated: 02/17/2006 - Officials in Clarke County say they have come to an agreement not to house inmates from Meridian, at least for now.

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More Competition for Kia

Updated: 02/16/2006 - Another Mississippi community has entered the competition for an automobile manufacturing plant.

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FEMA: "No Need for Trailers"

Posted: 02/16/2006 - The city of Meridian will not be getting FEMA trailers for displaced hurricane victims after all.

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Church Arson Probe Going 24/7

Posted: 02/16/2006 - A 24-hour task force is on the job of trying to identify who set fire to ten churches in Alabama.

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Silent Killer Series, Part 3

Posted: 02/16/2006 - Thought to be the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., diabetes is a heavy weight disease that cannot be taken lightly. In fact, not properly treating the disease can mean life or death!

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Special Report: Managing Diabetes

Posted: 02/15/2006 - While a diagnosis of diabetes does not have to mean a death sentence, healthcare officials say proper management is a must.

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Report Finds Preparedness Lacking

Posted: 02/15/2006 - If he had it to do over again, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says there's a lot he would do differently in the handling of Hurricane Katrina.

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Drug Enforcement Pays Off

Posted: 02/15/2006 - Confiscated drug money has resulted in at least 50 new vehicles for local law enforcement in the past year.

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Legislature Studies Driving Law

Posted: 02/15/2006 - A bill being considered by Mississippi lawmakers could make teenagers wait longer before they can get a driver's license.

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Community Colleges to Lobby

Updated: 02/15/2006 - State agencies and other groups are seeking increased funding this year. The faculty of Mississippi's community colleges are included in that number.

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House Probe Blames "Passivity"

Posted: 02/14/2006 - An inquiry by the U.S. House of Representatives says passivity is to blame for the response after Hurricane Katrina.

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Dogs ATF's Best Friends

Posted: 02/14/2006 - If and when a string of church fires in Alabama are solved, humans may not even play the most vital role in the investigation.

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Jason Foundation Offering Hope

Posted: 02/14/2006 - A foundation born out of a tragedy in 1997 is now active in Meridian, hoping to prevent further loss of life.

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Rumors Fly in Church Arson Case

Updated: 02/15/2006 - Rumors swirled Tuesday in Choctaw County, Ala., that two arson suspects had been caught there. Those rumors proved to be unfounded.

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Church Fire Probe Stepped Up

Posted: 02/13/2006 - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has doubled the number of agents initially assigned to investigate a string of church arson cases.

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MCC Taps Honorees

Posted: 02/13/2006 - Meridian Community College inducted new members to its hall of fame, in conjunction with homecoming activities.

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Task Force Tackles Theft

Updated: 02/13/2006 - Meridian Police are trying to do something to combat the problem of burglaries in the city. And it can't come soon enough for one local woman.

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Businesses Building Locally

Posted: 02/13/2006 - New developments are underway in Meridian, near the interstate, which will offer more choices in shopping and overnight lodging.

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Senators: "Tax 'Shift' Dead"

Posted: 02/13/2006 - Two state senators agreed Monday that a bill to raise cigarette taxes and phase out the sales tax on groceries will not pass over the governor's veto.

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Most Hotel Evacuees on Their Own

Posted: 02/13/2006 - Most hurricane evacuees who were staying at hotels on FEMA’s tab have now been forced to leave, despite a last ditch effort by lawyers.

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted: 02/12/2006 - Meridian Police are cracking down on child passenger restraint violations.

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