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Two Charged in Meth Bust

Updated: 10/15/2003 - The East Mississippi Drug Task Force busted what is described as a "working" lab for the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine and made two arrests.

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Death Probe Underway

Updated: 10/15/2003 - The Kemper County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of Christie Boyd, 22, whose body was found Tuesday.

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Grand Jury Hears Hanging Case

Updated: 10/15/2003 - The grand jury in Kemper County agreed with investigators that a hanging death in January was due to suicide.

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Warehouse Fire

Updated: 10/15/2003 - A morning fire has damaged a plant in Scott County.

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High Court to Hear Pledge Dispute

Updated: 10/14/2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a California atheist who objects to the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Wiseman: "Meridian Battles Inferiority Complex"

Updated: 10/14/2003 - The director of the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University visited Meridian as a guest of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.

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Teacher Gets Award for "Pigeon Project"

Updated: 10/14/2003 - Meridian teacher Ronnie Shumaker has been recognized for his use of pigeons to instruct students at Oakland Heights Elementary School.

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Man Charged with Littering

Updated: 10/14/2003 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has charged a suspect for litter left at a gravesite in Kewanee.

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MHS Outlines Plan for Success

Updated: 10/14/2003 - Meridian High School is setting its sights on a goal of high achievement. In the meantime, a possibly flawed method of state testing is being altered.

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Quitman Crime Followup

Updated: 10/14/2003 - A Quitman alderman is back at home after being brutally beaten during a burglary over the weekend.

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Home Damaged by Fire

Updated: 10/14/2003 - A fire significantly damaged a house on Fulton Avenue. Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 9:00 p.m. Monday.

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Traffic Stops Lead to Arrests

Posted: 10/13/2003 - Several drug arrests were made by area law enforcement as officers worked traffic enforcement.

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Fire Started with Lighter

Fire

Updated: 10/13/2003 - A house fire that claimed the lives of five children was caused by a cigarette lighter.

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Illegal Dumping Targeted

Updated: 10/13/2003 - Acting on complaints from citizens about illegal dumping, the latest at a cemetery in Kewanee, the sheriff's department is looking to stop the practice.

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Hanging Update

Updated: 10/13/2003 - The case of a Kemper County man found hanged to death earlier this year is set to go before a grand jury Tuesday.

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Drug Arrest

Updated: 10/13/2003 - More than $1000 worth of powdered cocaine was recently discovered during a traffic stop in Newton.

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Limbaugh Admits Addiction

Updated: 10/10/2003 - Rush Limbaugh had a stunning confession for his millions of listeners Friday. Just before signing off his top-rated talk show, he confirmed published reports that he has become addicted to prescription painkillers.

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Police Chief on the Mend

Updated: 10/10/2003 - Police Chief Harvey Curry has returned to work, on a limited basis, after suffering a mild heart attack in late September.

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Crash Kills UWA Student

Updated: 10/13/2003 - A one-vehicle crash Friday morning took the life of Gregory Scott, a student at the University of West Alabama.

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West End Brings in "Community"

Updated: 10/10/2003 - West End Elementary got to meet some of the "community helpers" they've been studying.

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MSU Boots SAE

Updated: 10/10/2003 - Mississippi State University ordered Sigma Alpha Epsilon off campus, due to alleged alcohol poisoning incidents.

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Fire Victims Laid to Rest

Updated: 10/10/2003 - The funeral for five young children, who died in a house fire after they were left alone, was held Friday.

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Church Burglary

Updated: 10/10/2003 - Sumter County authorities are looking into what some might call a 'bizarre" theft case involving a stolen picture of Jesus.

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