Opera House Funding Approved

The renovation of the Grand Opera House in downtown Meridian is
in line to receive federal funding.

The U.S. House approved $350,000 for the project. The funds are a part of a $90 billion bill passed Friday afternoon.

The renovation project is a joint one between Lauderdale County, the city of Meridian and Mississippi State University.

Other money from the bill will benifit the water system in the Okissa Lake Community in Franklin COunty and significantly increase funding for veterans programs.