A new contender is entering the Meridian mayor's race. Lauderdale County District 4 supervisor Joe Norwood, a Democrat, said Wednesday he will seek the office.
Norwood told Newscenter 11 that he intends to qualify for the post before the Mar. 6 deadline.
Norwood has been a county supervisor since 2002. He says an official announcement of his candidacy will be coming soon.
Two other Democrats have declared their candidacy for mayor, Percy Bland
and Casandra Sloan.