MERIDIAN — Heather McNeill, left, Lauren Smith and Jessy Smith look at purses and items at the Power of the Purse event at the Temple Theater Thursday evening. Power of the Purse is a live and silent auction sponsored by Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of East Mississippi as an effort to raise money for Imagination Library, a literacy program for children.
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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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