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Search for Superintendent Moving Along

Updated: 11/04/2010 - The search for a permanent superintendent for Meridian Public Schools is nearing the close of the application phase. Last summer, the job was offered to a finalist who declined the position, forcing the school board back to the drawing board.

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City, County Suspend Burn Ban

Updated: 11/04/2010 - Due to the improved weather conditions, the Meridian Fire Department and Lauderdale County have lifted burn bans.

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Graduates Get Creative in Down Economy

Updated: 11/03/2010 - It has been a long time since the job market was this bad. It's hard enough to find a job if you have experience. But imagine the challenge if you are just out of school.

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Disaster Teams Train in Meridian

Updated: 11/03/2010 - A disaster drill in downtown Meridian Wednesday helped emergency responders for a worst-case scenario of a tornado toppling buildings.

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Mississippi Part of GOP 'Wave'

Updated: 11/03/2010 - Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the help of Mississippi voters.

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Handy Hardware to Open Dec. 6

Updated: 11/04/2010 - Handy Hardware plans to have its new distribution center in Lauderdale County open in about a month, a slight delay from previous plans.

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AG Seeks Dismissal of Illegal Immigrant's Lawsuit

Posted: 11/03/2010 - Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Mexican illegal immigrant who claims the state welfare agency and a hospital conspired to take her newborn baby.

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GOP's Nunnelee Unseats Childers in North Mississippi

Posted: 11/02/2010 - Republican state Sen. Alan Nunnelee unseated Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers Tuesday, reclaiming a north Mississippi seat the GOP held for 13 years before Childers grabbed it in 2008.

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Harper, Thompson Re-Elected

Posted: 11/02/2010 - Two Mississippi incumbent congressmen, Gregg Harper, Republican, and Bennie Thompson, Democrat, have been re-elected.

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Wheel of Fortune Announcer Dies

Updated: 11/02/2010 - Legendary announcer for Wheel of Fortune, Charlie O'Donnell, has died at the age of 78.

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One Race Draws Voters to Polls

Updated: 11/03/2010 - Despite the lack of competitive races in Lauderdale County and the rain, officials say they've been pleased with the voter turnout.

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Hosemann Says Turnout High

Posted: 11/02/2010 - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said voter turnout has been high, even though rain fell on much of the state.

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Council Hears City Hall Update

Updated: 11/02/2010 - Meridian City Council members heard an update on the long-running city hall renovation project at Tuesday's meeting.

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Nick Bell Passes Away

Updated: 11/02/2010 - MSU football player Nick Bell died Tuesday at a Birmingham hospital after a brief bout with cancer.

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Teacher Arrested in Wayne County

Posted: 11/02/2010 - A Wayne County High School teacher has been charged with enticement of a child under eighteen years of age for sexual purposes.

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