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“You be the Chemist” Challenge

Updated: 03/18/2016 - Meridian Community College hosted the inaugural “You be the Chemist” Challenge where more than 25 fifth thought eight grade students competed to see who knew the most about chemistry and science.

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Economic Development Effort

Updated: 03/18/2016 - A local economic development leader is talking with Newscenter 11 about efforts to attract a large industry to this area. If successful, this could lead to many new jobs for people in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Local Unemployment Rate: Efforts To Attract More Jobs

Updated: 03/17/2016 - The president of the EMBDC says efforts are increasing to promote regional development that crosses the state line. If successful, Bill Hannah says ultimately the effort will result in many new jobs for East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Students Volunteer Over Spring Break in Meridian

Updated: 03/16/2016 - Students from several universities across the United States are spending their spring break in Meridian helping with the Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity.

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Change of Venue Trial Costs:Who's Paying?

Updated: 03/16/2016 - As the new trial for a woman charged with the murder of a Gulf Coast sheriff continues in Lauderdale County, Newscenter 11 has found out who's paying the court related costs.

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Meridian Main Street to Close

Posted: 03/15/2016 - The executive director of Meridian Main Street told Newscenter 11 Tuesday that the organization will soon close.

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MPD Seeks Embezzlement Suspect

Updated: 03/15/2016 - According to the Meridian Police Department, Rhonda M. King, 49, is wanted for felony embezzlement.

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Alabama House, Governor at Odds over Budget

Updated: 03/15/2016 - The Alabama House of Representatives is expected to vote on a lean General Fund budget that Gov. Robert Bentley has already threatened to veto over Medicaid funding.

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Dr. Bob Hermetz Remembered

Posted: 03/14/2016 - The longtime choral director at Meridian Community College, Dr. Bob Hermetz, will be laid to rest Tuesday.

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Meridian Jury to Hear Williams' Second Trial

Updated: 03/14/2016 - The re-trial of a woman accused of participating in the murder of George County Sheriff Gary Welford began Monday with jury selection in Meridian.

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Church Cleanup Effort:Volunteers Welcomed

Updated: 03/14/2016 - Volunteers are being sought to help in a cleanup effort to assist a Meridian congregation that had its sanctuary set fire in January.

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Mississippi Has Nation's Highest Unemployment Rate

Updated: 03/14/2016 - Mississippi's unemployment rate ticked down in January, but a yearly re-balancing of the jobless figures has once again left the state with the nation's worst jobless rate.

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