Mayoral Candidates Meet in Forum

A community mayoral forum will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Emepa Auditorium in Meridian.

Republican incumbent Mayor John Robert Smith, Democratic Lauderdale County Supervisor Jimmie Smith, and radio personality Harrison Lewis, who is running as an independent, have agreed to appear.

Candidates will answer questions about economic development, public works, race relations, education and services.

The forum is open to the public. It's hosted by the community group known as "PASSAGE" and the NAACP.