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China Bans U.S. Chicken Imports:Local Effects

Updated: 01/14/2015 - China recently ban imports of U.S. poultry. This action was taken because of concerns about the bird flu, which was identified in some U.S. shipments. However, one Mississippi lawmaker does not think that the ban will have a major impact on the local chicken industry.

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Lawmakers Debate Education Funding Initiatives

Updated: 01/14/2015 - Mississippi lawmakers had a heated debate about education Tuesday, with some legislators stepping in to say 'you can try to change the Constitution, but we don't like the way you want to change it'.

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Wreck Shuts Down Part of Hwy. 39

Updated: 01/13/2015 - A multi-vehicle wreck on Highway 39 in Meridian Tuesday evening injured a police officer and interrupted traffic.

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Supervisors Cited by Ethics Commission

Updated: 01/13/2015 - The Mississippi Ethics Commission has ruled that the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors violated the state's Open Meetings Act.

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New Dollar Store To Open

Updated: 01/13/2015 - Groundwork has started for another dollar store in Meridian.

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MPD Makes Patrol Cars More Noticeable

Updated: 01/13/2015 - The Meridian Police Department is using patrol-car light-bars in a new way to show the community its presence.

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The Bible: State Book of Mississippi?

Updated: 01/13/2015 - Could the official book for the state of Mississippi be the Bible? If some state lawmakers have their way this year, that will happen.

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MPD Hoping for Leads in Robbery

Posted: 01/12/2015 - Meridian police are continuing the investigation of the daylight robbery of a doughnut shop.

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Bounds Leaving for Nebraska

Posted: 01/12/2015 - The head of Mississippi's colleges and universities, Dr. Hank Bounds, is moving on to a new job.

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Some Disabled Veterans Get Tax Break

Updated: 01/12/2015 - Lauderdale County Tax Assessor James Rainey wants to make sure certain Mississippi veterans know there is a new benefit available for them this year.

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Detour Scheduled in Meridian

Updated: 01/12/2015 - A portion of 26th Street in Meridian will be temporarily closed for a couple of days this week.

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MPSD Reading: How You Can Help

Updated: 01/12/2015 - There's a city-wide push in Meridian to recruit volunteers to help third grade students prepare for the upcoming literacy exam.

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Rush Hospital Designated as StormReady

Updated: 01/12/2015 - Rush Hospital is the 19th hospital in the state to be designated as a StormReady supporter by the National Weather Service.

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MPSD Reading Volunteers

Updated: 01/12/2015 - Locals are answering the call and volunteering to help third graders become better readers.

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Senate to Take Vote on Keystone Pipeline

Keystone vote

Posted: 01/12/2015 - The U.S. Senate is moving ahead on a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline despite President Barack Obama's veto threat.

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