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Leaders at Odds Over Reforms

Updated: 09/10/2002 - The Mississippi House and Senate remain at an impasse in the special legislative session.

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Annexation Fight Brewing

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Some residents of Lauderdale County are preparing for a possible fight to oppose Meridian's plans for annexation.

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District 4 Supervisor's Race

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Four candidates are vying to represent District 4 on the Board of Supervisors in a special election Nov. 5. Melvin Wright announced his candidacy Monday.

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Chance Sues Parole Board

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Phillip Chance, convicted of murder and robbery in 1981, is now suing the Alabama Parole Board for approving and then rejecting his parole in 1999.

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UWA Approves Pres. Contract

Updated: 09/09/2002 - The University of West Alabama's Board of Trustees has approved a four-year contract for its president, Dr. Richard Holland.

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Donations Sent Back

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Candidates for Congress have sent $11,000 in campaign contributions to an assistance fund for laid off WorldCom employees.

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Internet Education

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Distance learning, utilizing the Internet, is becoming more widely accepted. Working mothers have found their niche at Meridian Community College.

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Thomas: One Gov't Makes Sense

Updated: 09/09/2002 - The subject of one countywide government for Lauderdale County surfaced at the Council of Governments meeting Monday.

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Day Five for Legislators

Updated: 09/09/2002 - House and Senate negotiators continued their meetings in a special legislative session to try and break the logjam on a Civil Justice Reform Bill.

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West Nile Treatment?

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Some Mississippians with the West Nile virus will be getting an experimental treatment.

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Special Session

Updated: 09/09/2002 - No deal yet on tort reform, after a day of negotiations between House and Senate Saturday.

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Johnson: Accountability First

Updated: 09/06/2002 - Mississippi's new school superintendent, Dr. Henry Johnson, is touring the state, sharing his message of academic accountability.

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Family Awaits Closure

Updated: 09/06/2002 - A Meridian family's 13-year ordeal is apparently nearing an end. An execution date has been set for the murderer of Jim Boswell.

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Rooftop Burglary

Updated: 09/06/2002 - Police hope someone has information to help solve a burglary at a local business. The burglar came through the roof.

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Firefighting Then and Now

Updated: 09/06/2002 - Everyone's life has changed since September 11, 2001, but perhaps none more so than America's firefighters.

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City Remembers 9-11

Updated: 09/06/2002 - The city of Meridian will remember the losses of September 11, 2001, and the heroism demonstrated by many, in a special service next Wednesday.

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Tort Reform Debate

Updated: 09/06/2002 - The Mississippi House and Senate have passed different versions of tort reform bills.

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Arson Charge Dropped

Updated: 09/06/2002 - An arson charge filed against the owner of Buddy's Seafood has been dropped.

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Hung Jury in Duncan Trial

Updated: 09/06/2002 - After deliberating eight hours, jurors could not agree on a verdict in the capital murder trial of Jonathon Duncan.

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Prison Overcrowding

Posted: 09/05/2002 - Leaders in Alabama face a court-imposed deadline to solve the state's problem of overcrowded jails and prisons.

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Bowden Indicted

Updated: 09/05/2002 - Linden City Councilman Preston Bowden was arrested Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on multiple counts of possession of stolen firearms.

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Story Helps Recover Property

Updated: 09/05/2002 - Stolen gates from an historic cemetery in Shubuta were located by an alert employee of the city of Meridian, who saw a story about the theft on NewsCenter 11.

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Gun at Atlanta's Airport

Updated: 09/05/2002 - Security officers at Atlanta's Hartsfield detained a man who wore a gun in a holster.

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Murder Suspect Arrested

Updated: 09/05/2002 - A law enforcement officer in Arizona apprehended a murder suspect from Jones County.

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Fighting Domestic Terror

Updated: 09/05/2002 - A new program has been developed for Alabama that could help reduce cases of domestic violence.

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