Welcome Center Celebrates Christmas Season
Once a year, local restaurants and hotels all come together to donate items that showcase what Meridian and Lauderdale County have to offer, in addition to the regular dose of hospitality.
Monday Dec 9
East Miss. CC in growing mode
East Mississippi Community College will break ground on a new student union at its Mayhew campus early next year.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Local Leaders Remember Nelson Mandela
The former South African President died Thursday at the age of 95 after suffering from a chronic lung infection.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
E-Filing Coming to Lauderdale County
Work on the e-filing system is expected to start first in Lauderdale County Chancery Court, with a possible expansion to circuit court.
Voter ID Preparations Underway in Mississippi
More than 90 percent of Mississippians already have the proper identification needed for Mississippi's new Voter ID law that goes into effect next year.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Field & Stream
In Late-Rut States, Bucks Are on the Move
Overall Activity Status: I'm seeing less activity here in Georgia due to what I believe is the waning of the rut.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Lauderdale County Named Purple Heart County
The military order of the Purple Heart is a national organization of wounded war veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Former MPD Officer Arrested
Former Meridian Police Captain Dean Harper was arrested at his home in Lauderdale County Friday morning and charged with impersonating a police officer.
The Miami Herald
Officials look at electronic bidding proposal
Lauderdale County is looking at a system that would allow vendors to bid on local projects electronically and in real time.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
LCSO Receives New Weapons
The sheriff's department has been working on getting these guns for about a year.
Morgan Lake to be the heart of Camp Eagle Ridge
The reason for this is simple. He wants the lake that he believes will become the centerpiece of Camp Eagle Ridge, to fill up quickly so those children from inner city Meridian will have a place to swim and catch a few fish if they so desire.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Moore Reflects on Pollard Kidnapping Case
It has been a long and bizarre few months for Kemper County Sheriff James Moore and his investigators.
Schools chief denies rules driving away teachers
State Rep. Charles Young Jr., a Meridian Democrat, asserted last week that many teachers were leaving because they could no longer control students.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Marion Police Collect Toys for Needy Children
Hundreds turned out to donate toys for kids across Lauderdale County. Even Santa himself showed up to lend some Christmas cheer for the cause and so the kids could give him their Christmas list.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
FFA Clubs Compete in Ag Olympics
The Clarkdale and West Lauderdale Future Farmers of America clubs participated in their annual Ag Olympics at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center Thursday.
The Lauderdale County School District is being recognized by state leaders. For the second year in a row the Mississippi School Board Association is honoring the district with a Lighthouse School Leader Award; it recognizes the top school districts in Mississippi.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Jail Overcrowding Update
It could be next year before Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie finds out if he gets something that's almost topping his wish list, a new jail.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Petition Successful, but Still No Public Vote
The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has formed a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts October 1. Opponents to a Lauderdale County bond issue submitted a successful petition calling for a public vote, but there will still be no special election.
Council of Governments Meeting
The Council of Governments meeting in Meridian had one of its largest turnouts in recent years.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Victoria Love Celebrates 100th Birthday
Victoria Love lived in Lauderdale county for 95 years, where she grew up on a farm near Collinsville.