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Jasper Escapee Caught

Updated: 10/16/2002 - Jasper County Jail escapee, Paul Kelly Brown, Jr., was apprehended Wednesday by Lauderdale County sheriff's deputies.

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Sniper Affects School Activities

Updated: 10/16/2002 - So far, nine people have been killed in sniper shootings in and around Washington D.C. Heightened security in the area, is not only causing concern for residents there, but also for many here.

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This Day in History

Updated: 10/15/2002 - On Oct. 15, 1940, the 153rd National Guard unit in Meridian was called up by the federal government in anticipation that World War II was coming to America.

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Sampson Services Set

Updated: 10/16/2002 - Reverend M.L. Sampson, known as the "Christmas Light Man", passed away at the age of 67.

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School Vandalism Arrests

Updated: 10/15/2002 - An investigation into recent vandalism at West Lauderdale and Southeast high schools resulted in the arrests of 12 suspects, a mix of adults and juveniles.

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MDH Cites Schools

Updated: 10/15/2002 - The Mississippi Department of Health has released a list of 115 schools with cafeterias that have failed at least one inspection within the past two years.

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Commerce Officials in Meridian

Updated: 10/14/2002 - Meridian received a visit from Asst. Commerce Secretary David Sampson, who toured various ongoing economic development sites.

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Clarke Escapee Captured

Updated: 10/14/2002 - An inmate escaped the Clarke County Jail early Monday morning, but was caught again within hours.

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WTOK Debate

Updated: 10/14/2002 - Congressmen Chip Pickering and Ronnie Shows have both agreed to take part in an upcoming debate, which will be televised on WTOK.

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City Budget Woes

Updated: 10/14/2002 - Budget woes continue for the city of Meridian.

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Promote the Vote

Updated: 10/14/2002 - Secretary of State Eric Clark paid a visit to a Lauderdale County school on Monday to encourage eligible young people to vote.

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Fire Fighting Grant

Updated: 10/14/2002 - When it comes to fighting fires, the primary mission of fire fighters is to save lives. For its efforts, one local department is being honored.

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Former Lawmaker Dies

Updated: 10/14/2002 - The former speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives died Sunday.

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West Nile Waning?

Updated: 10/14/2002 - The West Nile epidemic is showing signs of waning, at least for this year.

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Updating the Message

Updated: 01/03/2003 - New Wine Ministries will conduct its inaugural church service through a "block party" Saturday evening.

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Courts and the Media

Updated: 10/14/2002 - A decision on cameras in Mississippi's local courtrooms could be coming soon.

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WTOK Sponsors Debate

Updated: 10/11/2002 - WTOK-TV presents a live television debate on Oct. 23 between Rep. Chip Pickering and Rep. Ronnie Shows.

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Five Charged in Robbery

Updated: 10/11/2002 - A total of five suspects were charged in connection with the Oct. 6 armed robbery of Conoco Super Stop on Hwy. 19 in Collinsville.

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Tort Stays Alive

Updated: 10/11/2002 - Mississippi lawmakers go back to Jackson Monday at 3 p.m. to tackle more tort reform issues. One legislator sees a possibility for agreement.

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Teens Found

Updated: 10/11/2002 - State and local officials in West Alabama are investigating the discovery of two girls, who were recently found hungry and partially nude on the side of the road.

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Rooster Days Art Festival

Updated: 01/03/2003 - The First Annual Rooster Days Art Festival will be Oct. 12 and 13 in downtown York, Alabama.

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GOP Sues Over Campaign Law

Updated: 10/11/2002 - The Mississippi Republican Party is challenging a state campaign finance law.

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Two Arrests in Carjacking

Updated: 10/11/2002 - The Kemper County Sheriff's Department has charged two Lauderdale County residents in a recent carjacking incident.

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Council Back at Budget

Updated: 10/11/2002 - The Meridian City Council met in a work session Thursday to attempt a solution for its 2003 budget.

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Rush Heart Station Opens

Updated: 10/10/2002 - An expanded heart station has opened at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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