Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Civil Service Commission has a new member, since the mayor submitted his appointee at the city council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Percy Bland appointed Alexia Rushing to serve. She is the director of RLT Smith Head Start Center in Meridian and years ago anchored WTOK-TV's Good Morning Meridian.
The Civil Service Commission has been without two members for several weeks. One member was removed by the city council in April. Another member recently resigned.