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Jail Agreement Scrutinized

Updated: 10/07/2003 - The Meridian City Council voted on a controversial contract that requires a $20 per day fee for each city prisoner placed in the county jail.

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Preventing Tragedy

Updated: 10/07/2003 - As a part of National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters are visiting area schools to teach students about the dangers of fire and how to prevent it.

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Heating Costs Could Rise or Fall

Updated: 10/07/2003 - Depending on how severe or mild the fall and winter are across the nation, the price of heating oil could jump or decline significantly. But natural gas is likely to be higher than this time last year.

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Nursing Shortage

Updated: 10/07/2003 - There's a nursing shortage now sweeping through the country and it's also taking a toll on Mississippi.

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MCC 2003 Career Expo

Updated: 10/07/2003 - In addition to its on campus employment assistance, Meridian Community College invited area businesses to recruit workers themselves at its annual job fair.

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Five Children Die in Fire

Updated: 10/06/2003 - The mothers of five children apparently left at home alone have been charged with negligent manslaughter in tehir deaths.

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CWA Targets Water Upgrades

Updated: 10/06/2003 - Central Water Association issued a boil water notice Monday, but also stressed it has improvements underway to take care of the original problem.

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Tax Collection Dilemma

Updated: 10/06/2003 - Levying county taxes is one thing, collecting them is another. Tax collector Stanley Shannon explained the problem to Lauderdale County supervisors Monday.

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LCSO Death Probe

Updated: 10/06/2003 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department is investigating a bizarre fatal shooting that happened Sunday.

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UWA Tuition, Fees Increased

Tuitions Rise

Updated: 10/06/2003 - Students attending the University of West Alabama will pay more in tuition costs, effective immediately.

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National Fire Prevention Week

Updated: 10/06/2003 - A ceremony was held in Maryland to honor firefighters who have died in the line of duty. One served the Choctaw Fire Department.

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Clark: "State Needs Upgrades"

Updated: 10/03/2003 - Every county in Mississippi may soon use the same type of voting machine for elections.

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Passing Car Crashes

Updated: 10/03/2003 - A University of West Alabama student was killed in a crash Friday on Highway 11.

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Suspect Questioned

Updated: 10/03/2003 - A suspect was detained in connection with a recent burglary of an elderly man's home.

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Local Office Robbed

Updated: 10/03/2003 - An insurance agent was tied up and robbed by an armed suspect on Friday.

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NAS Meridian Importance

Updated: 10/03/2003 - The Navy base is the largest employer in Lauderdale County and efforts are continuing to make sure it stays here. Here's a look at how you can help.

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Clarke County Manhunt

Updated: 10/02/2003 - Officials continued a search for a suspect who allegedly tried to rob a person in a church parking lot.

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Assessing Personnel

Updated: 10/02/2003 - A proposal by Lauderdale County's tax assessor ran into heavy questioning by the board of supervisors.

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Glover Named to State BOE

Updated: 10/02/2003 - Retired teacher, Lanelle Glover of Meridian, has been appointed by the governor to be on the state Board of Education.

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Wreck Claims Life

Updated: 10/02/2003 - A one-vehicle crash on Hwy. 493 near Meridian claimed the life of a DeKalb woman Thursday.

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Pickering Gets Committee Nod

Updated: 10/03/2003 - District Judge Charles Pickering was approved by a Senate committee for an appeals court nomination, but it was split along party lines.

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Two Vie for Superintendent Post

Updated: 10/01/2003 - The race for superintendent of Lauderdale County Schools involves two veteran educators from the southeast area.

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Horsing Around with Art

Updated: 10/01/2003 - The artwork of a Meridian woman has taken the form of a coloring book for all ages.

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Shifting Gears

Updated: 10/01/2003 - There are more Meridian police officers on patrol through the night and day, due to new 12 hour shifts.

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Ten Commandments Journey

Updated: 10/01/2003 - Supporters of a Ten Commandments display, removed from display at Alabama's judicial building, are taking their cause on state by state tour to Washington, D.C.

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