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Cooler Weather Calls for Safety

Updated: 10/16/2009 - With the arrival of cooler weather, and the use of heating devices, the chances of accidental fires goes up.

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MSU Hosts Ceremony for New President

Updated: 10/16/2009 - The investiture service for new Mississippi State University president, Dr. Mark Keenum was held Friday in Starkville.

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Students Exercise Right to Vote

Updated: 10/16/2009 - Carver Middle School in Meridian held student body elections, using the county's electronic voting machines.

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Man Dies in ATV Mishap

Posted: 10/16/2009 - A man died in Neshoba County after he was involved in a 4-wheeler accident.

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Eleven Arrested on Drug Charges

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics announced that it and county law enforcement officers served warrants in Choctaw County, Miss., early Friday and made eleven arrests.

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SPLC Suing over Juvenile Center Conditions

Updated: 10/16/2009 - A civil rights law firm says it's filing a lawsuit against Lauderdale County over the conditions at the county's juvenile detention facility.

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Day of Caring 2009

Updated: 10/16/2009 - United Way Pacesetters stepped out of their usual work day to volunteer Friday at non-profit agencies in Lauderdale County.

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Mississippi Has Another Case of WNV

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports one additional human case of West Nile virus for 2009.

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Obama Visits New Orleans

Posted: 10/15/2009 - President Barack Obama is promising the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast that his administration "will not forget" them as they work to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

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Mental Health Agency Braces for Cuts

Updated: 10/15/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is preparing for the strong possibility that more state funding cuts are on the way.

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Wilson to Leave Noxubee Alliance

Posted: 10/15/2009 - The executive director of the Noxubee Economic and Community Development Alliance will be stepping down Jan. 1.

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More Cuts Likely in Higher Education

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Jackson State University faculty and staff are looking at furloughs. Delta State is shedding community research centers. And statewide, Mississippi's public universities may see multi-year tuition hikes.

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Ex-Teacher Gets Life in Prison

Posted: 10/15/2009 - A Madison County jury of nine women and three men sentenced Carla Hughes to prison for the rest of her life for killing a pregnant woman.

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Twin States Rank Low in Math

Updated: 10/15/2009 - Mississippi and Alabama trail most of the nation in eighth grade math scores.

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Jack Reed Still Sharing Wisdom

Updated: 10/15/2009 - A man who's been giving speeches for over 50 years has put those writings into a book, hoping to help people reflect on the past.

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MPD: Tips Lead to Robbery Charge

Updated: 10/14/2009 - Meridian police say media coverage led to authorities to identify and then charge a robbery suspect.

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Arrests Made at MCC

Updated: 10/14/2009 - A report of suspicious activity at Meridian Community College Wednesday led to the arrests of two people.

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NTSB Releases Findings in '07 Explosion

Updated: 10/14/2009 - The National Transportation Safety Board says better pipeline testing might have prevented a fatal explosion in Clarke County in 2007.

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MCC Considers Where It Could Trim Budget

Updated: 10/14/2009 - Mississippi state revenues have been much lower than expected, and budgets of all agencies and schools may be trimmed another 2%.

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Celebrating Workforce Development

Updated: 10/14/2009 - Officials say the training offered at Meridian Community College's Workforce Development Center can be a new beginning for people who have lost jobs.

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