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Caution About Flu Season

Posted: 09/02/2009 - In the past week, dozens of Mississippians have come down with the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. Since May, the state has recorded nearly 600 cases.

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Tax Collections Behind in August

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Officials said Tuesday that Mississippi tax collections fell 2 percent short of expectations in August.

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Helicopter Crashes in Jackson

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Authorities say one person aboard a helicopter was killed Tuesday when the aircraft crashed into a home in Jackson.

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Child's Death Investigated

Updated: 09/01/2009 - Health and education officials in Choctaw County, Ala., are investigating the death of an elementary school student Monday, but they say they don't believe it was swine flu-related.

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Civil Rights Marker Dedicated

Updated: 09/01/2009 - For many people in Neshoba County, the murders of three civil rights workers 45 years ago is forever etched in their memories. Now, it will have a permanant marker to help everyone remember it.

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MPD Reports Missing Teen

Updated: 09/01/2009 - The Meridian Police Department Juvenile Division is asking for help from the public in locating a missing teenager, Danika Miller, 16.

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USM to Cut Tech Program

Posted: 09/01/2009 - The University of Southern Mississippi has notified staff in the technical and occupational education program that their contracts will not be renewed for 2010-11.

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School Board Discusses Improvement Plans

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Members of the Meridian School Board met Monday night in a special called session to discuss test data regarding subject areas of math, language, English, and writing.

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Downtown Building Donated to MSU

Updated: 09/01/2009 - The Riley Foundation has committed $4.5 million to MSU to expand its presence in downtown Meridian, and also committed to scholarships for MSU Meridian.

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Habitat Gets Big Donation

Updated: 08/31/2009 - Habitat for Humanity is getting a $3.2 million donation from the people of Qatar for hurricane recovery. Officials say the Lauderdale County chapter will receive $120,000 of that.

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Team Says First Impressions Matter

Updated: 08/31/2009 - There is a saying that 'you never get a second chance to make a first impression'. Some local small towns are taking that advice to heart.

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Glover Joins Parents for Public Schools

Updated: 08/31/2009 - Parents for Public Schools has named Meridian native Becky Glover as a new 'parent coach', to serve public school parents and supporters in the Meridian and Lauderdale County area.

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Coroner: Teen's Swine Flu Test Negative

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said preliminary swine flu test results were negative for a 15-year-old Warren Central High student who died last week.

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Shubuta Man Dies in Accident

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Hattiesburg Police say a 21-year-old Shubuta man was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Post-Katrina Communication System Tested

Updated: 08/31/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi's new wireless communication system is "going to save lives and protect property" during emergencies.

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Remembering Katrina

Updated: 08/30/2009 - Four years later, those who went through the effects of Hurricane Katrina remembered and recounted the lessons learned.

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Funeral Held for East Mississippi Soldier

Updated: 08/30/2009 - Many of the people who attended Army Sgt. Matthew Ingram's funeral knew him as the soldier. However, to his mother he will always be her little boy.

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HUD Secretary comes to South Mississippi

Posted: 08/29/2009 - The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says the federal government has changed hurricane benefits to give Mississippi the flexibility to turn temporary housing into permanent housing.

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