MERIDIAN — Senior Chief Anthony Blackledge, left, and Cmdr. Michael Davies, the commanding officer of the USS Jackson (LCS 6) Pre-Commissioning Unit, are welcomed by Capt. Charles C. Moore II, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Meridian, and Arjen Lagendijk, president of Mississippi Council of the Navy League, at a Navy League board meeting on board NAS Meridian June 11. The USS Jackson, named for the Mississippi's capital city, is an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warships. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, the littoral combat ship is modular focused design that provides combatant commanders the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance. The christening of the ship is set for early 2014 with the commissioning in 2015 in a Mississippi coastal city.
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City to crack down on unsightly properties
Work is under way to beef up the city of Meridian's code enforcement efforts and aggressively target owners of decaying buildings, overgrown lots and debris-strewn properties.
Man arrested following car chase
A man accused of stealing money from a convenience store clerk Monday night was arrested following a short car chase, according to an official with the Meridian Police Department.
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Civil Service Commission short of quorum
Meridian Civil Service Commission member Alexia Rushing has resigned, marking the third resignation from the commission in less than three weeks.
Principals prepare for new school year
A principals' retreat at the Riley Center Tuesday is getting Lauderdale County School District administrators focused on the upcoming school year, according to LCSD Superintendent Randy Hodges.
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