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Senate Committee Approves Cigarette Tax

Posted: 09/11/2015 - An Alabama Senate committee has approved a House-passed cigarette tax and other revenue bills as lawmakers press forward in trying to close a budget shortfall.

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Alabama Committee Approves Gas Tax Hike

Posted: 09/10/2015 - Some Alabama lawmakers are suggesting an additional gasoline tax to pay for road and bridge construction and repairs across the state.

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Meridian to Host SEC Pre-Game Tailgates

Updated: 09/09/2015 - Downtown Meridian will be rocking as the Queen City hosts SEC pre-game tailgates. It's an invitation to SEC fans traveling to football games to stop in and see what Meridian has to offer.

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Labor Day Holiday Traffic Projections

Updated: 09/05/2015 - The auto club, AAA, is projecting the 4th consecutive year for travel increases for the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

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MFD Recruiting Firefighters

Updated: 08/31/2015 - The Meridian Fire Department is accepting applications until noon on September 11, to fill vacant firefighter positions.

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Mississippi Rabies Case: Advice to Locals

Updated: 08/31/2015 - The state of Mississippi has recorded its first case of rabies in a land animal in more than 50 years. This discovery is causing animal control officials throughout the state to issue important advice to residents.

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Oil Lease Sale Public Meetings Set in Gulf States

Posted: 08/31/2015 - The federal government is holding public meetings this week in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana as it works on a supplemental environmental impact statement for an oil lease sale tentatively planned for 2017.

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Thousands March in Birmingham

Posted: 08/29/2015 - More than 20,000 people including actor Chuck Norris marched the streets of Alabama to bring awareness and raise funds for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

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Closing Alabama Licensing Offices Proposed

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the state legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding.

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W. Alabama Fatal Crash

Updated: 08/28/2015 - An investigation is underway into a two vehicle fatal crash that involved victims from Mississippi and Alabama.

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HUD Secretary to Visit Gulfport

Posted: 08/26/2015 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is coming to Gulfport, where he plans to privately tour the state port before a Thursday news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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