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Hospital Construction Underway

Updated: 09/10/2004 - The building phase of the new Newton Regional Hospital is officially underway with completion set for early 2006.

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Marine Passes the Sword

Updated: 09/10/2004 - As thousands of troops continue the war on terrorism worldwide, we take a look at some of the sacrifices that may not be readily recognized.

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Teacher Testing Moves Ahead

Updated: 09/10/2004 - Alabama's state board of education has approved a settlement that could lead to competency testing of new teachers.

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MDOC Requests Budget Hike

Updated: 09/10/2004 - Mississippi's corrections commissioner requested a $27 million increase in the budget for prisons.

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Officers React to Lifting of Ban

Updated: 09/10/2004 - The federal ban on some types of assault weapons will expire Monday night at midnight, if Congress takes no action.

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Probe Continues in Fatal Wreck

Updated: 09/09/2004 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has charged another person with DUI manslaughter in a weekend traffic death.

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Children First: Targeting "Title" Funds

Updated: 07/03/2006 - The Lauderdale County approved its federal programs budget, which puts money into schools based on the percentage of students in the poverty level, according to state guidelines.

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Marker Returns to Rightful Place

Updated: 09/09/2004 - Detective work by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 79 has led to a lost grave marker being returned to a veteran's family.

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Grant Aims to Increase Employment

Updated: 09/09/2004 - A gospel ministry in Meridian announced Thursday it will use a grant to help people 45 and over gain skills to help them get a job.

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Mississippi Mourns Fordice

Updated: 09/09/2004 - About a thousand people filed through the state Capitol Thursday to pay final respects to former Gov. Kirk Fordice.

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Medicaid Waivers Granted

Updated: 09/09/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour announced Thursday that more than 17,000 Mississippi Medicaid recipients will remain on the program.

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UWA Probation Update

Updated: 09/09/2004 - The University of West Alabama could soon get the good news it's off probation.

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Dubose on Crime

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Meridian's police chief talked about the problem of crime in the city and what his department is trying to do about it.

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Key Response to Disaster

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Meridian's Key Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting in the hurricane recovery in Florida and needs your help.

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Budget Writers Huddle

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Emergency preparedness was on the agenda of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

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Fordice Visitation Set

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Thousands of people are expected to attend visitation for the late Gov. Kirk Fordice Thursday in Jackson.

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Students Scout Job Market

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Rush Health Systems hosted 700 students at its annual "Career Care 2004."

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Teacher "Grades" Still Stalled

Updated: 09/08/2004 - A portion of the No Child Left Behind Act will not be implemented in Alabama for the second straight year due to a court challenge.

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Civitan Presents Check to MHS

Updated: 09/08/2004 - The Meridian Civitan Club donated $500 to help support the athletic department's programs at Meridian High School.

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Fordice Remembered, Mourned

Updated: 09/07/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour has proclaimed a period of official mourning in the State of Mississippi to honor the memory of former Gov. Kirk Fordice, who died Tuesday.

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Task Force Charges Teacher

Updated: 09/07/2004 - A teacher at Carver Middle School has been charged with possession of an illegal drug.

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Supervisors Face Budget Decisions

Updated: 09/07/2004 - The residents of Lauderdale County will have a chance to speak out on the proposed FY 2005 budget at a Sept. 14 hearing. Money also surfaced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors' regular meeting.

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