Firefighters Thank Barry

Meridian, Miss. It wasn't exactly a political endorsement, but a city employees union showed its support for Mayor Cheri Barry Wednesday.

In a ceremony at city hall, members of the Meridian Firefighters Union Local 52 presented a letter of appreciation to Barry.

It thanked her for her work in negotiating a new contract and for improving working conditions for firefighters in the city.

"She and the CAO have done an outstanding job of making the department better, as good as we can, in the conditions we have in this economy," said David Fason.

There are roughly 100 full-time firefighters with the Meridian Fire Department.