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Debate continues over TANF drug testing

Updated: 06/02/2016 - Opponents of drug testing for some welfare recipients say it's a waste of taxpayer money. Supporters say it's worthwhile.

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Fire at Mid-South Lumber sawmill

Updated: 06/02/2016 - An investigation is underway into an early morning fire Thursday at Mid-South Lumber Company in Meridian.

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Library hosting summer reading program

Posted: 06/01/2016 - The opening ceremonies for the summer reading program at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library has been moved to a new location.

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Morris trial continued

Posted: 06/01/2016 - The trial for a Meridian man accused in a 2013 murder has been delayed until later this summer.

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Meridian testing firefighter recruits

Updated: 06/01/2016 - The Meridian Fire Department is looking to hire. Twenty people took part in the physical test Wednesday at the Public Safety Training Facility.

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Coats pleads guilty in overtime embezzlement scandal

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Former county administrator, Benjie Coats pleaded guilty June 1. Judge William Barnette accepted the plea in exchange for a testimony against the other three former county employees, involving an embezzlement scandal.

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Defensive driving course for teens

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Recent statistics rank Mississippi and Alabama among the top ten most dangerous states for teenage drivers. A local group is on a mission to change that.

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Bryant says secular world angry over religious objections law

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the "secular, progressive world" vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Krystal's grand opening in Meridian

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Business was booming on opening day Tuesday at one Meridian restaurant, and city officials say there is more to come in the near future.

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Trump considering Sessions for VP

Updated: 06/01/2016 - As Donald Trump considers a running mate, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is floating the name of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

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Body found in Newton

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Newton Police now confirm that the body found Monday near a truck stop is that of missing Georgia man Tommy Wilson.

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Over 200 senior citizens enjoy gala

Posted: 05/28/2016 - The Frank Cochran Center played host to a couple of hundred senior citizens having a good time Saturday evening.

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