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Beekeepers Seek New Home for Association and Honeybees
There's a growing number of beekeepers in East Mississippi and West Alabama. In fact, a local group draws dozens of interested residents to learn the craft and share experiences.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Local Dance Instructor Celebrating 60 Years of Teaching Children
Pat Gray of the Pat Gray Academy of Dance, Gymnastics, and Cheer started teaching children in 1954 in Meridian at the bottom of a house with her mother. The business continues to be a family affair with her two daughters and granddaughter all teaching with her.
City Responds to Shelter Closing
City officials say they did attempt to work with the People's Charity Clinic of Meridian, to address concerns about homelessness. "Our responsibility is to protect the health, life and safety of the citizens of Meridian," said community development director, John McClure.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
New MSU Meridian Kinesiology Program Underway
An $11 million grant from the Riley Foundation made this new program possible. MSU Meridian says this further strengthens its relationship with the city and the community.
People's Charity Clinic Ordered to Vacate Old Long's Warehouse
Efforts to make a homeless shelter out of the old Long's Warehouse building in Meridian have come to a halt. Clinic director Christie Rainer tells Newscenter 11 the People's Charity Clinic has been notified by the building's owner that it must vacate the building by Monday afternoon.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Sollie Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Walgreens on 24th Avenue in Meridian invited the city to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Among those who took the challenge was Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie.
MPD Looks for More Information in Friday Shootings
Two back-to-back shootings had Meridian police rushing across the city Friday night. The first happened around 9:00 in the 1100 block of 46th Avenue.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Friends and Loved Ones Gather to Remember Meridian Shooting Victim
The sister of a Meridian shooting victim says her family is heartbroken over her brother's death and says this is a tremendous loss for both the family and the community. Many knew him as "Baba" and Friday night, dozens gathered to remember the "Baba" they knew and loved.
College Set as Destination for Elementary Students
Students at T.J. Harris Lower Elementary School in Meridian participated in the 'College is our destination' pep rally Friday. Students who come to school on time every day, have no office referrals and have at least a C average were allowed veer from the dress code a bit and wear college t-shirts on Fridays.
Local Business Closing Its Doors After Attempted Armed Robbery
This open sign will soon be dimmed permanently after an employee at New Golden China Restaurant in Meridian fell victim to a violent crime. The Meridian Police Dept.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Houston Meets with Residents in the Neighborhood
Crime was one of the topics of discussion at a Neighborhood Meet with Me event initiated by Meridian City Councilwoman Kim Houston. She answered questions at the informal session, held at a resident's home.
Local Emergency Responders Honored
Efforts were made on this 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to thank emergency responders for the work that they do. Starting first thing Thursday morning donated cookies and cakes galore from people within the community were transported from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program office in Meridian to emergency responders in Lauderdale, Clarke and Kemper counties.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Man charged with murder in Meridian slaying
One person is charged with murder and another is charged with aiding in the shooting death of a Meridian man. The Meridian Star reports that 20-year-old Jacoby Dixon is charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Lauderdale County Detention Facility.
Silver Ring Thing Presented in Meridian Wednesday Night
The Silver Ring Thing is being sponsored by the Center for Pregnancy Choices in Meridian. The group hopes the kids will take to heart the truth of their message.
EMBDC Board Searches for New Director
The Board of Directors for the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation says it's not in a big rush to find a replacement director. Wade Jones worked with the EMBDC for over a decade.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Musgrove Takes Funding Message Statewide
Former Mississippi governor, Ronnie Musgrove, visited Meridian this afternoon to talk about a lawsuit that he says would get more education funding in the state.
Walking in Meridian is becoming even safer. It's thanks to a grant that's providing for the installation of sidewalks in some parts of the city where they are most needed.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Joint Land Use Study In the Works For NAS Meridian
The communities surrounding Naval Air Station Meridian will soon be a part of a study that will be used to develop recommendations from the surrounding areas, as well as ensuring the mission of the base in general is upheld.
$1.7 Million Community Ctr. Effort
The city of Meridian is one step closer to possibly securing funding for a major community project.
Williams inherits Magnolia NeSmith DLMS victory
Cliff Williams of Star, MS was awarded his first career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway in the Cliff Williams Plumbing Trak-Star after apparent winner Ronny Lee Hollingsworth of Northport, AL was light at the scales after the 40-lap main event.