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“You be the Chemist” Challenge

Updated: 03/18/2016 - Meridian Community College hosted the inaugural “You be the Chemist” Challenge where more than 25 fifth thought eight grade students competed to see who knew the most about chemistry and science.

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Military Reaps Rewards from USM Nursing Program

Posted: 03/18/2016 - A federal grant awarded to the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 has paid significant dividends to former and active-duty military service members seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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Economic Development Effort

Updated: 03/18/2016 - A local economic development leader is talking with Newscenter 11 about efforts to attract a large industry to this area. If successful, this could lead to many new jobs for people in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Mississippi to Regulate Restraint and Seclusion of Students

Updated: 03/17/2016 - The Mississippi Board of Education is moving forward with a statewide policy that for the first time regulates when students can be physically restrained or placed in private spaces because of behavior problems.

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Four Charged in Gang-Related Shooting

Updated: 03/17/2016 - Meridian police have put several people behind bars in connection with a recent gang-related shooting in the city.

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59Twenty Lineup Announced

Updated: 03/17/2016 - The lineup for the 2016 59Twenty Music Festival is being announced. The event will be on June 11th.

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Local Unemployment Rate: Efforts To Attract More Jobs

Updated: 03/17/2016 - The president of the EMBDC says efforts are increasing to promote regional development that crosses the state line. If successful, Bill Hannah says ultimately the effort will result in many new jobs for East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Colon Cancer Awareness: Treatment Options

Updated: 03/16/2016 - Thanks to improvements in prevention and treatment, more than a million people in the U.S. now call themselves survivors of colon cancer.

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Students Volunteer Over Spring Break in Meridian

Updated: 03/16/2016 - Students from several universities across the United States are spending their spring break in Meridian helping with the Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity.

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