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Got fitness goals? MCC offers classes to help meet them
With a new year beginning, many people start thinking about getting in shape. Meridian Community College’s Wellness Division is offering an assortment of classes to help those people meet their fitness goals. Classes start on Monday, Jan. 7.
MSU-Meridian prepares students for the field through service project
Carneshia Jenkins could have remained in bed Monday since her school, Mississippi State University-Meridian, is on a break, but instead she decided to give back to her community.
County approves tax break, clearing way for Crossroads II, Hobby Lobby
The second phase of the Crossroads shopping plaza could break ground as soon as next month, with a store potentially opening in the fall, a developer said Monday at a meeting with the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors.
Meridian Post Office extends hours next week
The Meridian Post Office at 2100 9th Street is extending its business hours on weekdays to help meet the holiday demand for services. The window will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-21, according to a news release from the U.S. Postal Service.
Hardaway inducted to Hall of Fame
Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway Jr., pictured left, of Sumter County into the Alabama Lawyers Association Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 at the RSA Activity Center in downtown Montgomery. Hardaway was recently unopposed and re-elected to a fifth term having served 23 years as the 17th Judicial District Circui
Law enforcement report: Dec. 13-14
The Meridian Police Department reported the following arrests between 6 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday:. • Petit larceny - April Moulds, born in 1985, 1010 N Frontage Road RM16, Meridian.
Auto museum in Mississippi closing next year
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Teen shot and killed in North Mississippi
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a shooting at a Mississippi business. According to the news release, officers were called to the Lots of Love business on the 2200 block of U.S. Highway North on December 16.
Retired Mississippi police dog rescued from animal shelter as handler gets demotion
A Mississippi cop has been demoted from the K9 unit to patrol duty after taking his retired four-legged partner to an animal shelter to be put up for adoption. Ringo sniffed out drugs for the Jackson Police Department for nine years until the dog's retirement this past October. Nevertheless, the Lab
Mississippi Man Gets 15 Years for Fleeing Zombies
GULFPORT, MS (Ben Caxton) — The State of Mississippi wants it to be known that if you’re trying to get away from an attack of Zombies you still have to obey all traffic laws. Or suffer the consequences of becoming one of the undead in a Mississippi jail cell. 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud of Kiln
Christmas parade route updated from previous years
After two rain delays the Merry Meridian Christmas Parade is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in downtown. The parade will line up on 25th Avenue between 8th and 14th Streets, turning on 8th Street to formally start the celebration.
Hidden in Mississippi: A school that trains foreign military to fight terrorism
Your average fisherman would likely be surprised to suddenly see a team of boats carrying fully armed, tactically dressed military silently cruising by in the pre-dawn light. But regulars near the mouth of the Pearl River are probably used to it by now.
Learning resources abound at MCC Early Childhood Academy
As local small business owners, Beth and Neil McKeithen find Meridian Community College’s Early Childhood Academy a valuable resource. The academy, located in College Park Shopping Center, serves as a resource for educators, students, daycares and parents offering books, games, flashcards, building
Marines revive Toys for Tots, deliver donations to Wesley House
Coming from Hawaii to Meridian, Mississippi 18 months ago came with many changes for Demarkus Adams, a sergeant with the Marine Corps stationed at the Naval Air Station in Meridian.
Mississippi Segregation Schools Ban Pregnant and LGBTQ Students
Yes, you read that right. In Mississippi, there are schools that ban pregnant and LGBTQ students from attending, according to Huffington Post. Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recently revealed that she attended a segregation academy in the past and then later sent her daughter to one. Segregati
MCC student nurses donate bleeding control kits
Tragedy can strike at any moment. But thanks to the efforts of Meridian Community College student nurses, being prepared for a potential emergency can help save lives. Students in the college’s chapter of Organization of Student Nurses (OSN), created bleeding control kits and have given them to teac
Lauderdale County bands unite for Christmas concert
Lauderdale County School's held a combined Christmas concert Tuesday evening at the Mississippi State University Riley Center. The event included seasonal music from all four high schools in the district along with Meridian Community College’s brass ensemble and the East Mississippi Community Colleg
Investigators searching for missing 12-year-old last seen in Mississippi
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. - Olive Branch Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old boy. Investigators say Richawn Brooks was last seen around 8:45 Saturday night near Pleasant Acres Dr. in Olive Branch.
Catholic boys, Gulf Breeze score tournament wins over Mississippi schools
Pensacola Catholic scored a pair of wins over Mississippi schools in Gulf Breeze on a busy weekend for high school soccer tournaments. The Crusaders knocked off Oxford (Miss.) 2-1 on Friday in the first game of the Gulf Breeze Varsity Tournament. Oxford (9-3) entered the weekend ranked No. 10 overal
Collinsville double major chosen MSU-Meridian Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Not all teachers are remembered as having influence on the lives of their students, but professors at Mississippi State University-Meridian have aided Nicole Stewart in finding the focus she’s been looking for in her life.