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Charities Need Help Meeting Thanksgiving Need

Updated: 11/22/2010 - Charities from all over east Mississippi and west Alabama have been slowly collecting all the traditional Thanksgiving food for the hungry. Some items are still in short supply.

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Preparing for the 'Singing Christmas Tree'

Updated: 11/16/2011 - Member of Meridian's Highland Baptist Church are working hard on a long time tradition of the church in order to get ready for the holiday season. This year brings in the 26th addition of the 'Singing Christmas Tree' at Highland Baptist Church.

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Bluegrass Music at Lauderdale Co. Welcome Center

Updated: 11/20/2010 - Brother John Sweeney and a local group of bluegrass musicians were at the Lauderdale County Welcome Center in Toomsuba. They were there in order to perform for the traveling public.

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Newton's First Ever Whistle Stop Marketplace

Updated: 11/20/2010 - Saturday was Newton's Whistle Stop Marketplace, a taste of the Holidays. The city took the opportunity to kick off the holiday season. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., customers had the chance to shop for unique, homemade items and sample quality food

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Local Colleges Come Together for Job Fair

Updated: 11/18/2010 - A job fair was held Thursday evening at MSU Meridian. With unemployment rates hovering around 10% throughout our area, finding a job right now is a difficult task. With some successful self promotion, area job seekers were able to put their best foot forward in the hunt for employment.

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Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Concert

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Sunday was the benefit concert with all proceeds going towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association's local 'lock-up' event. The Temple Theater hosted the event in their ballroom.

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Holiday Open House in Downtown Philadelphia

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Sunday was a busy day for residents and business owners in Philadelphia. The city hosted its holiday season open house in order to give customers a jump on holiday shopping and the city a boost to its economy.

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Community and School Relationships

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Dr. Randy McCoy, the Superintendent for Meridian Public Schools, met with business leaders this past Tuesday at the EMBDC's Business After Hours Event. That's where he talked about the significant role the community can and should play within the school system.

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Oldest MHS Alum Sings National Anthem

Updated: 11/13/2010 - The oldest alum from Meridian High School made a guest appearance this week showing of her talent that has left some people breathless.

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Lauderdale County Farm Supply Open House

Updated: 11/13/2010 - Eager holiday shoppers had another chance to get some early shopping done and a sneak peek at the latest items. Some of them did that at the Lauderdale County Farm Supply. Saturday was the Farm Supply's last day for their open house

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Christmas in the Highlands

Updated: 11/16/2011 - They were there to check out what items vendors had to offer at Christmas in the Highlands. A total of 70 vendors were there. Buyers and sellers say this is where unique gifts can be found with a good festive environment.

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Holiday Crime Prevention

Updated: 11/13/2010 - Just in the past week, two individuals were robbed at gunpoint in Meridian. In the wake of this crime, officials are asking citizens to be a little more careful.

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Flag Retirement Ceremony in Meridian

Updated: 11/11/2010 - Local Boy Scouts and members of the Knights of Columbus Thursday night held their annual flag retirement ceremony.

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Philadelphia Leaders React to Marcus Dupree Documentary on ESPN

Updated: 11/10/2010 - A new film aired Tuesday that is once again putting the spotlight on the city of Philadelphia and its past. That film is ESPN's 'The Best That Never Was'. It's the story of former Philadelphia High School running back, Marcus Dupree. The film follows Dupree from his high school days in Philadelphia, through his tumultuous college and professional career, to his life today after football.

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Queen City Nursing Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Updated: 11/07/2010 - Sunday, staff members of the Queen City Nursing Center celebrated the facilities 40th Anniversary. That's how long employees have been offering their service to Lauderdale County and the surrounding communities.

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