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Tax Hike Expected

Updated: 09/08/2010 - It appears that a property tax increase in Lauderdale County is all but inevitable.

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Supervisors Hear from Public

Updated: 09/07/2010 - Lauderdale County residents Tuesday evening had the opportunity to speak out about a possible tax increase.

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Override Fails, Compromise Sought

Updated: 09/07/2010 - An effort by the Meridian City Council to override a mayoral veto of a garbage contract failed Tuesday. Budget issues also remain for the city.

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City Council Faces Money Decisions

Updated: 09/03/2010 - Many requests have been made by groups and organizations for contributions and grants from the city of Meridian. Many are likely to be disappointed.

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New Law Bans Synthetic Marijuana

"dragon spice"

Posted: 09/03/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law bills passed during the Aug. 27 special session, including one that makes synthetic marijuana illegal in Mississippi.

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Alabama Tax Collections Below FY 2009

Posted: 09/02/2010 - Alabama officials report that tax collections for the state Education Trust Fund were down 1.8 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year.

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Reform Candidates Off Mississippi U.S. House Ballot

Posted: 09/01/2010 - Mississippi election commissioners Wednesday removed all four Reform Party candidates from the November congressional ballot because of questions about the state party's leadership.

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Choctaw Proceed with New Casino Plans

Updated: 09/01/2010 - It's official. Construction of a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians casino in Jones County is underway and going strong.

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Phillip Martin to be Honored

Posted: 08/31/2010 - East Central Community College will remember one of its own, posthumously, during homecoming activities Oct. 2.

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Southern Governors Push for Drilling Revenue

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Alabama's and Mississippi's governors are telling federal officials the Gulf coast states deserve more from oil wells drilled in the Gulf, because the states are assuming great risks.

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Judge upholds MBCI Decision

Updated: 09/24/2010 - A judge has upheld a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians decision denying a petition for an election on a casino

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Wicker Conducts 'Listening Tour'

Updated: 08/26/2010 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker made a stop in Meridian Thursday. He's currently on a 5-week recess from Washington.

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Barbour Asks EPA to Stop Casino

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has asked the federal government to stop construction of a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians casino in Jones County, citing possible wastewater problems.

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Budget Work in High Gear for City

Updated: 08/25/2010 - In a difficult economic time, many people are having to find ways to make cuts in their budgets. Cities like Meridian are having to do the same thing.

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Law Enforcement Hoping 'Spice' Will Be Banned

"dragon spice"

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Local law enforcement officials say more and more people, particularly young people, are using and getting high off a synthetic form of marijuana.

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Patients Say CMRC Services Vital to Them

Updated: 08/25/2010 - With the possibility it might be closed, some of the people who say they have been helped by Central Mississippi Residential Center are speaking out about its benefits.

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Local Tea Party Meets

Posted: 08/25/2010 - MeridianTeaParty.com is urging people to not only vote in upcoming elections, but to also get involved in the process.

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Barbour Expands Special Session Agenda

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking legislators to outlaw the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana across the state.

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Alabama Educators Brace for More Cuts

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Some Alabama leaders are anticipating more education spending cuts because, in part, to the Gulf oil spill's damage to state tax revenues.

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