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Remains Found

Updated: 08/30/2002 - The discovery of skeletal bones prompted an intense investigation Friday morning.

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County Property Vandalized

Updated: 08/30/2002 - A vacant house, located on the site for Lauderdale County's new industrial park, was vandalized recently.

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"Junk" Spurs Complaint

Updated: 08/30/2002 - A citizen brought a complaint about a junkyard, and possible mosquito breeding grounds, to county supervisors.

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Teens as Parents

Updated: 08/29/2002 - Meridian school officials report a rising number of teenage parents. Is the pressure more on girls than boys?

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Cochran: Base in Good Spot

Updated: 08/29/2002 - The senior senator from Mississippi campaigned Thursday in Meridian and Quitman.

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Capitol Idea: Tort Reform

Updated: 06/07/2003 - Funding for private prisons and tort reform are on the table for the special legislative session Sept. 5, but commentator Sid Salter questions the governor's motives.

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Assault Charge Dropped

Updated: 08/29/2002 - A citizen complaint filed against a local drug enforcement agent has been dismissed.

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Pastor Charged

Updated: 08/29/2002 - A Mississippi Gulf Coast pastor and his wife have been arrested and charged with misusing funds from a Southwest Alabama church.

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Six Shot to Death

Updated: 08/28/2002 - Six people were found shot to death at a house and nearby mobile home in a rural area in Crenshaw County, Alabama.

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Teenage Candidate

Updated: 08/28/2002 - Matthew Hodges, 18, has a chance to serve on the city council in his hometown. He placed in the top two of the four candidates running.

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WorldCom Exec Indicted

Updated: 08/28/2002 - WorldCom's former chief financial officer, Scott Sullivan, was indicted for alleged securities fraud.

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House Destroyed by Fire

Updated: 08/28/2002 - A Clarke County home was destroyed by an early morning fire. But a smoke detector saved the life of the homeowner.

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Fifth "Meth" Suspect Charged

Meth Lab

Updated: 08/28/2002 - A fifth suspect in an alleged meth lab operation in Lauderdale County was charged after turning himself in to authorities.

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MPD Efforts Alert System

Updated: 08/28/2002 - The Meridian Police Department is working on a child abduction alert system that would get information about crimes to the public through the media.

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Lumber Fire Update

Fire

Updated: 08/28/2002 - Work has resumed at a local lumber company that was recently damaged by fire.

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Musgrove Wants West Nile Money

Updated: 08/28/2002 - Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has appealed the denial of federal emergency funding to help Mississippi wage war on West Nile-toting mosquitoes.

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Meridian Files for Annexation

Updated: 08/27/2002 - The city of Meridian filed papers in Lauderdale County Chancery Court to annex 11 square miles adjacent to the city.

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SAT Scores Released

Updated: 08/27/2002 - The U.S. College Board Tuesday released scores from the 2002 SAT exams.

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Weidmann's Progress

Updated: 08/27/2002 - Renovations on the former Weidmann's Restaurant in downtown Meridian continue, but its opening will have to wait.

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Plant Fire

Updated: 08/27/2002 - A Newton plant received minor damage in an early morning fire Tuesday.

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Armed Robbery

Updated: 08/27/2002 - A search is underway for a suspect in an armed robbery in Union.

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Third Suspect Arrested

Updated: 08/27/2002 - A third suspect has been charged in connection with the robbery and murder of Stanley Lyles.

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Jail Escape Nixed

Updated: 08/27/2002 - An accused rapist, Kenneth Wayne Herrington, is under 23-hour lockdown at the Lauderdale County Jail. Officials say he tried to escape Tuesday.

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Golden Moon Debut

Updated: 08/27/2002 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians launched its latest economic development venture Monday, opening the Golden Moon Casino.

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Birdies for Charity

Updated: 08/26/2002 - Meridian Speech and Hearing Center is involved in a fundraiser, Birdies for Charity, tied to the 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

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