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Sex Cases Before High Court

Updated: 10/20/2003 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has been asked to consider civil lawsuits brought against churches for alleged abuses by some members of the clergy.

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Sex Offender Laws

Updated: 10/20/2003 - Today a judge ruled NBA star Kobe Bryant will have to stand trial for the sexual assault charge against him. In light of this, local law enforcement officials are warning residents about the penalties that such a charge can carry.

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Candidates Face Nov. 4 Vote

Updated: 10/17/2003 - The race for Lauderdale County superintendent is nearing the end with the Nov. 4 general election just over two weeks away.

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Air Security Intensified

Updated: 10/17/2003 - A college student allegedly placed bags of box cutters on two Southwest Airlines planes to expose gaps in aviation security.

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Lott to Candidates: Change Message

Updated: 10/17/2003 - In a teleconference with Mississippi reporters, Sen. Trent Lott shared a word of advice for gubernatorial candidates.

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Battling Domestic Violence

Updated: 10/17/2003 - According to analysts, at least two out of every ten people you meet is affected by domestic violence.

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NCHS in National Study

Updated: 10/17/2003 - Newton County High School is one of ten in the nation involved in a study of how to get students better prepared for college.

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Blackmon Campaigns on Jobs Plan

Updated: 10/16/2003 - State Sen. Barbara Blackmon came to Meridian to discuss her jobs plan, but questions shifted to other topics.

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Sheriff Hurt in Mishap

Updated: 10/16/2003 - Sheriff Billy Sollie crashed while biking on Thursday. He was training for a competition and wholeheartedly endorses bike helmets.

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Cotten Named to Tribunal

Updated: 10/16/2003 - Vernon Cotten of Carthage, a judge for the Eighth Circuit Court District, has been named to a tribunal that will review the suspension of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz, Jr.

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Health and Safety

Updated: 10/16/2003 - The Third Annual Senior Safety and Community Health Fair attracted hundreds of people to the Specialty Hospital.

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Case Closed

Updated: 10/16/2003 - Officials working a death investigation in Kemper County have closed the case, finding there was no foul play.

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Debating the Gov.'s Race

Updated: 10/15/2003 - Tempers ran high at the most recent gubernatorial debate. It left some wondering if Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and challenger Haley Barbour have crossed the line.

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Indicators Point to Recovery?

Updated: 10/15/2003 - The Dow Jones appears to be continuing a move upward and is strengthened by other economic indicators.

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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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