• Money owed on Meridian High artificial turf

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The Meridian School District may have to pay about $70,000 to cover the balance of the debt owed a company for installing turf at the high school football stadium.

  • Money owed on Meridian High artificial turf

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The Meridian School District is considering whether to pay about $70,000 to cover the balance of the debt owed a company for installing turf at the high school football stadium.

  • Waveland fireman Tim Burchett rings a bell each time a name of an area resident killed by Hurricane Katrina is read at a 10th anniversary memorial service, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in Waveland, Miss.,(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.

  • AmeriCorps members stand as the colors are presented by the Biloxi Police and Fire Honor Guard during the Katrina Memorial Observance at MGM Park in downtown Biloxi, Miss.,  on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Community members, volunteers, public officials and first responders gathered to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (Amanda McCoy /The Sun Herald via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: MISSISSIPPI PRESS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT WLOX, LOCAL ONLINE OUT; GULFLIVE.COM OUT

    The Latest: Wreaths laid to remember Katrina victims

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

  • Michaela Harrison sings a gospel hymn at a wreath laying ceremony at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Residents across Gulf remember Katrina’s might, recovery

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.

  • Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois this week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. He was kidnapped and killed Aug. 28, 1955, and his body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River three days later. An all-white jury acquitted two white men charged in the slaying.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

  • Ocean Springs, Pascagoula set for another hard-fought battle

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — When Ocean Springs and Pascagoula meet Friday night at Greyhound Stadium, expect another nail biter.

  • In this July 23, 2015 photo, Efrem Garza stands before his new home built on the lot of his previous house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and holds a photograph taken by a friend of the remains of that house on South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, Miss. Before the storm Garza was surrounded by houses and trees, now 10 years later, there are only two houses on that land, as few of the residents returned and rebuilt. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    On Mississippi’s shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi’s seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.