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Council Passes Smoking Ordinance

Updated: 01/20/2010 - Click to read the entire ordinance passed by the Meridian City Council to halt smoking in local restaurants, bars and other enclosed public facilities.

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Health Awareness Stressed

Posted: 01/19/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Health is urging residents to take charge of their own health.

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Bankruptcies Follow Economic Downturn

Posted: 01/19/2010 - The 12 months of the worst part of the national recession translated into sharply higher numbers of bankruptcy filings in Mississippi.

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Trial Set in Alleged Inmate Scam

Posted: 01/19/2010 - A man accused of impersonating a federal agent as part of an alleged scam that promised prisoners an early release for a fee will go to trial in March.

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Funeral Set for Fire Victims

Posted: 01/19/2010 - Funeral arrangements have been set for the three people who died in a house fire on 35th Avenue Jan. 11.

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Barbour Delivers State of the State Address

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi needs to continue focusing on job creation, so the state can be ready to emerge from the national recession.

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Pot Stashed in Watermelon Shipment

Updated: 01/18/2010 - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it confiscated nearly a million dollars worth of illegal drugs in a traffic stop last week.

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Garbage Service on Supervisors' Agenda

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors are also scheduled to take up the controversial issue of garbage service at their meeting Tuesday night.

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Arrest Made in Waynesboro Murder Case

Updated: 01/19/2010 - Waynesboro police have charged a suspect in the death of Kenneth Gandy, who was listed as a missing person last summer.

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Updated: 01/18/2010 - Communities across Mississippi remembered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the national holiday set aside to honor him.

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Council Has No-Smoking Ordinance on Agenda

Updated: 01/18/2010 - Five years after a smoking ban in public places in Meridian was defeated through a mayoral veto, some members of the Meridian City Council say they it can be revived.

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County Radar Bill Surfaces Again

Updated: 01/18/2010 - A bill proposed in the Mississippi Legislature, for county sheriff's departments to be able to use radar to stop speeding, has been turned down again and again.

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Texting Added to Mental Health Help Line

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health has added anonymous texting and e-mail to its mental health and suicide help line.

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Seafood Labeling Bill on Table

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The Mississippi Legislature this year is likely to debate a bill that would require restaurants to notify customers of the country of origin of their seafood.

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MLK Candlelight March

Updated: 01/17/2010 - The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in Meridian hosted their annual Martin Luther King Junior Candlelight March. The march ended with a celebration service.

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Senator Burton Says Furloughs Likely

Updated: 01/17/2010 - Mississippi Senator Terry C. Burton of District 31 discussed the issue of budget cuts for the state. He says furloughs are likely as well as layoffs.

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Local Church Holds First Service After Fire

Updated: 01/17/2010 - Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Lauderdale held their first church services just five days after their building burnt to the ground. Church members say they are not letting the fire hold back their faith.

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Local Boy Scouts Officially Become Eagle Scouts

Posted: 01/16/2010 - The nine Boy Scouts of Troop Seven in the Choctaw Area Council officially became Eagle Scouts. They were recognized for their hard work and dedication during their Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony

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Local Soldier Returns from Iraq

Posted: 01/16/2010 - Latasha Hodges deployed for Iraq last March. She came home to Meridian for her first time since then with open arms welcoming her from her family.

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Health and Community Awareness Fair

Posted: 01/16/2010 - Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Meridian hosted their first ever 'Health and Community Awareness Fair'. Church members say they did so to help the community become more knowledgeable about their surroundings and health.

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5Th Annual Martin Luther King Parade

Posted: 01/16/2010 - The city of Lisman, Alabama celebrated and honored the memory of Martin Luther King with a parade. Lisman hosted its 5Th annual Martin Luther King Parade Saturday.

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