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Memorial Day "Not Just Another Day"

Updated: 05/31/2010 - Military members, friends, and family gathered at the Lauderdale County Courthouse to honor America's fallen heroes in a Memorial Day tribute.

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Former Inmate Becomes Business Owner

Updated: 05/31/2010 - Seven years ago, Ronnie 'Shack' was released from jail after doing time for drugs. Now he has a new outlook and his own business.

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$500,000 Awarded to Family of Abused Child

Posted: 05/31/2010 - Mississippi's Department of Human Services has been ordered to pay damages for failing to protect a child who said he was sexually abused while in DHS custody.

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Building Fund Drive

Updated: 05/30/2010 - It was early May when members of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Lauderdale learned the disappointing reality that someone had stolen their window unit air conditioners. According to Reverend Grover Mosley, the pastor of the church, they are now trying to make up for those burglaries.

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Blood Needed

Updated: 05/30/2010 - 20-year-old Mitchell Breland is now living in Texas, he's a native of Newton and in dire need of blood donations. Breland, like his Aunt Mattie, has sickle cell anemia. It's a blood disorder that affects many African Americans.

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New Church Gets Acquainted with Community

Updated: 05/29/2010 - Community Outreach Church is a brand new church located in Meridian. Members of the church hosted Saturday's friends and family fun day in order to get acquainted with the rest of the community.

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Cemetery Cleanup

Updated: 05/29/2010 - Troop 40 of Boy Scouts of America brought out all of the cleaning tools necessary to improve the appearance of one local cemetery. It was early April when the Confederate Veteran's Cemeteries in Quitman and Enterprise were covered in spray paint.

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Body Found in Okatibbee Reservoir

Updated: 06/04/2010 - Officials with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, and the U.S . Army Corps of Engineers responded to a 911 call at roughly 6:30 Friday evening. A group of fishermen at Okatibbee Lake reported a body washed up on the shores of the Gin Creek Landing.

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Memorial Day Weekend Expected to be Busy

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Trucks, minivans, and SUVs. No matter what the vehicle, more drivers will be out this weekend due to the Memorial Day weekend holiday.

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Mississippi Coast 'Open for Business'

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Load up the beach gear and don't forget the sun block. Travel to the Gulf Coast is apparently still going strong.

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Kemper Official Applauds MPC Decision

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Kemper County officials say they're pleased with Mississippi Power's plan to move forward with a lignite coal power plant there.

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Four Charged in Multiple Break-Ins

Updated: 05/28/2010 - Four suspects wanted for burglaries in Newton, Lauderdale, Jasper and Scott counties have been taken into custody.

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Funshine Day at T.J. Harris

Updated: 05/28/2010 - First grade students at T.J. Harris Elementary School may still be in school, but Friday's lesson plan didn't include anything but fun in the sun.

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College Board Names Interim MUW President

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Allegra Brigham, CEO and general manager of 4-County Electric Power Association, has been named interim president at the Mississippi University for Women.

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Sebastopol School to Lose Students

Updated: 05/28/2010 - The U.S. Justice Department says students from Leake County cannot attend a public school in Sebastopol, in neighboring Scott County.

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Teacher Fired over Prayer Gets Job Back

Posted: 05/28/2010 - In a turn of events, a Franklin County High School teacher is back on the job after being fired for leading her class in prayer.

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UBS Anticipates Higher Demand

Updated: 05/27/2010 - United Blood Services is trying to increase the local blood supply to be ready for the expected higher demand on Memorial Day weekend.

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Two Burglary Suspects Sought

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Two men accused of committing burglaries in three Mississippi counties are being sought by police.

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Jackson Driver Wins New Trial

Posted: 05/27/2010 - The Mississippi Supreme Court Thursday reversed the conviction of a Jackson driver found guilty in 2007 in Hinds County of killing another motorist while driving drunk.

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Nunnelee, Palazzo Lead in Campaign Cash

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Two state lawmakers running for Congress have collected more campaign cash than their opponents in next Tuesday's primaries.

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House, Senate Appoint Select Committees

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant have appointed select committees to look into the oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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