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Tea Party Groups Oppose Democrats' Health Care Bill

Updated: 03/16/2010 - The U.S. Congress is inching closer to a final, up or down vote on historic health care legislation. And a local group is working to make sure the measure is defeated.

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A Close Look at Legislators' Pay

Posted: 03/16/2010 - Mississippi agencies are being asked to cut their budgets, and school districts are trying to determine whether they will be forced to lay off teachers. At the same time, state lawmakers are still getting their pay.

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UWA Officer Arrested

Updated: 03/16/2010 - A University of West Alabama campus security officer has been indicted on nine counts of obtaining criminal offender information under false pretenses.

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Gulf War Memorial Bill Signed

Posted: 03/16/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill to establish the Mississippi Persian Gulf War Memorial, which will be located in Newton.

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MPD Says Two Robberies Linked

Updated: 03/15/2010 - Meridian police are investigating a pair of armed robberies over the weekend they say were committed by the same person.

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Tax Time Looms

Updated: 03/15/2010 - For many people during the recession, finances are already a source of endless stress.

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Anderson Names New CEO

Updated: 03/15/2010 - Anderson Regional Medical Center has named a new CEO. L. Ray Humphreys assumes the post May 1.

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House Damaged by Fire

Updated: 03/15/2010 - Meridian firefighters responded to a house fire on 34th Avenue Monday morning.

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Jobs Outlook Has Some Positives

Updated: 03/30/2010 - Despite the high unemployment rates, officials at the WIN Job Center in Meridian say there is hiring being done.

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Former MVSU President Dies

Updated: 03/15/2010 - Ernest A. Boykins, Jr., who lead Mississippi Valley State University as its president for 10 years, has died.

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Gas Prices Inch Higher

Updated: 03/15/2010 - According to, the average price of gasoline jumped three cents in the last week in Mississippi.

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New Kemper County Hospital to Bring Jobs

Updated: 03/15/2010 - Kemper County will be home to the John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in ten to twelve months. County officials say the hospital will bring 88 jobs.

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Consulting Firms helping Meridian Public Schools

Updated: 03/14/2010 - Outside consulting firms are helping the Meridian Public School System. Staff with the firms are pointing out areas that need improving and those that are already excelling.

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Issues Legislature will Address

Updated: 03/14/2010 - The Mississippi Legislature is heading back to session this week. We talk to House Representative Greg Snowden of District 83 about issues that will be addressed.

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Veteran Unemployment

Updated: 03/13/2010 - The unemployment rate last year for young Iraq and Afghanistan veterans hit 21.1 percent, according to the United States Labor Department. The number was well above the 16.6 percent jobless rate for non-veterans of the same ages, 18 to 24. We talk to a vet for advice.

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VFW Pancake Breakfast

Updated: 03/13/2010 - Meridian's VFW held its monthly pancake breakfast in hopes of raising funds for our vets. They also want to have a presence in the lives of the veterans they support.

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Girl Scout Story Time

Updated: 03/13/2010 - Ruth Evans is a Senior Girl Scout with Troop 6403 in Meridian. She helped coordinate a reading session at the Meridian Public Library for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Garage Sale

Updated: 03/13/2010 - Meridian's chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation held it's monthly garage sale. They hope to raise funds for the six wishes they are granting.

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