MERIDIAN — A sign of progress, the building on 22nd Avenue that will house the Meridian Police Department now has the MPD name on it. The former Cowboy Maloney building is 44,000 square feet and has been in the midst of renovations for months. The building was essentially gutted inside and rebuilt to accommodate the police force. Long hallways have numerous rooms where personnel from the shift sergeants to detectives to the administrative staff will have ample room in which to do their jobs. There will be a courtroom, an exercise room, an evidence room and other offices. The current police headquarters has heating and cooling issues, something police personnel are looking forward to leaving behind. The building is expected to be finished in about seven weeks.
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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.
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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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