Leaders get street project update

Meridian and Lauderdale County leaders received an update on the paving project for downtown Meridian at the Council of Governments Monday.

Lauderdale County has just hired a new road manager. District 3 Supervisor Josh Todd says he is working on lots of new ideas, including letting people go online to find out when road work will be finished.

"The software that he is going to implement will help us," said Todd. "I can go online or go on my iPhone and then I can know where it's at. We know how long it's going to be until we get there or have they done it yet?"

Todd also gave an update on the new E-911 system that the city and county will use. He says it will likely take a year to put in place.