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USM, DSU Presidents Get Contract Extensions

Posted: 10/26/2010 - The state College Board has voted to extend the contracts for the presidents of Delta State University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Four Tornadoes Confirmed in Alabama

Updated: 10/25/2010 - National Weather Service damage assessment teams have confirmed four tornadoes in Alabama from Sunday night to Monday morning. Two in northern Alabama, two in southwest Alabama.

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Fatal Crash on Interstate 20

Posted: 10/25/2010 - An investigation is ongoing into an accident that claimed a life on Interstate 20.

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Newton Police Make Arrests

Posted: 10/25/2010 - A recent drug roundup in Newton has resulted in eight arrests so far.

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Supervisors

Updated: 10/25/2010 - The Meridian Star has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission about Lauderdale County supervisors going 'off topic' during an executive session.

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Severe Weather Season to Continue

Updated: 10/25/2010 - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says several counties reported property damage overnight as strong thunderstorms swept through the area.

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Severe Thunderstorms Pass Through Mississippi, Alabama

Updated: 10/25/2010 - Storm damage from a system that passed through Mississippi and Alabama Sunday night and Monday morning, causing at least severe injury in Alabama and scattered damage across both states.

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Ayers Funding to Run Out in 2012

Posted: 10/25/2010 - Mississippi's three historically black universities will begin receiving less money from the settlement of the decades-old desegregation lawsuit in 2012.

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'Rock the Park' Coming to Meridian

Updated: 10/25/2010 - This coming Tuesday, October 26th, the 3rd Annual 'Rock the Park' will be in Meridian at 7 in the evening. It will be held at Meridian's Ben Arthur Davis Park.

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Ministers in Music Concert

Updated: 11/16/2011 - Members of Meridian's West Mount Moriah Baptist Church hosted what they call, 'Ministers in Music Concert' Sunday afternoon. The church's inspirational choir organized the event as a fundraiser. But they say the main focus is their worship.

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Updated: 10/23/2010 - Member of hosted a 'Get Out the Vote' Rally Saturday afternoon. From 2 to 5p.m., community members and leaders filled Meridian's Dumont Plaza.

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NAACP Worried Over Court System

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Members of the Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP meet Saturday in downtown Meridian to discuss specific concerns they have. Members say they are worried about the court system. They believe certain elements of the court system are corrupt.

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Soldier's Funeral

Updated: 10/23/2010 - A local soldier is laid to rest.

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Stabbing Death of a 39-year-old Man

Posted: 10/23/2010 - A house party that turned deadly has landed a west Alabama man behind bars. 50-year-old Willie Lockett is jailed in Sumter County for the stabbing death of 39-year-old Eric Newell.

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Pet Adoption and Donations in Meridian

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Local volunteers with the East Mississippi Animal Rescue are working with a big company in order to find friendly homes for pets.

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Day of Caring 2010

Updated: 10/22/2010 - The United Way of East Mississippi had its annual Day of Caring Friday.

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"Knight Rider" Comes to West Lauderdale

Updated: 10/22/2010 - West Lauderdale Elementary School is home to the latest addition to the Around Town Carousels Abound project. It welcomed "Knight Rider" Friday.

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Part of Executive Session to Air Sunday

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Part of an executive session of the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors that has been the subject of controversy for allegedly covering an illegal topic will air Sunday during WTOK's 'On the Record' program.

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