City Helps Habitat

Demolition of the old bank plus building on 8th Street in Meridian will begin soon, as the city prepares to build a new parking garage.

In the meantime, it's donating any usable materials to habitat for humanity.

Workers spent Friday salvaging items that can be resold to raise money for the organization, including doors, staircase and cabinets.

Sharing the material also reduces the amount of debris that will have to be disposed of in the landfill.

Asbestos removal on the building begins Monday.