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HATTIESBURG — Pine Belt Quilters 17th Biennial Fiber Art and Quilt Show is Oct. 5 and 6 at Lake Terrace Conference Center. Hours are Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children
Educator Kathy Brookshire was awarded The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Outstanding Board Leadership Award for 2018 at a luncheon held in her honor at Weidmann’s Restaurant on Saturday.
A popular Meridian music series returns this week with a presentation by a group of multi-talented musicians performing diverse musical genres — from classical to funk rock and jazz.
When summer starts to roll around to autumn, some gardens and landscapes nearly start all over, as worn-out summer annuals are composted and new seasonal selections take their place.
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Taking English composition I has made it easier for Jessie Harrison to get ready for college without paying the college price.
UPDATED 11:15 a.m. 9/21, Mayor Percy Bland statement: "It is the ongoing practice of this administration, under advice from legal counsel, to refuse comment on active litigation and ongoing investigations. I continue to be excited about my current team, our progress and the great things happ…
A concept nearly 20 years in the making will soon become reality when Charlie’s Market opens on Poplar Springs Drive in Meridian.
Following a public hearing about a tax increase on Tuesday, the Meridian City Council elected to ignore Mayor Percy Bland's request for a tax increase and cut funding to various departments with unfilled positions.
Despite passing nearly a decade from the 2008 recession, Mississippi has recovered slowly economically by roughly 1.7 percent annually, state Attorney General Jim Hood told Rotary Club members Tuesday.
A public hearing on a proposed tax increase in Meridian brought a large crowd to the normally quiet City Council meeting Tuesday evening, ending with at least four of the five council members saying they would vote against a hike.
The Meridian City Council on Tuesday voted to pull back a donation to a local charity, citing a protocol violation because a council member also served as director of that charity.
Voters across the country will face many decisions during the Nov. 6 elections, including choices on 12 races on the ballot for Lauderdale County voters.
The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to accept the highest bid for timber on a parcel of land just off Sweet Gum Bottom Road.
In honor of POW/ MIA Recognition Week, the Naval Air Station in Meridian and the 186th Air Refueling Wing will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Meridian's City Hall on the third floor.
An ongoing investigation into the contents of a Meridian man's computer has revealed new charges and another suspect in a child pornography case.
A former Meridian nursing home employee pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing money from 91 Poplar Springs Nursing Home residents and must pay the facility more than $5,000, following an investigation by the Attorney General's office.
The Clarkco State Park in Quitman celebrated its 80th birthday Sunday with a number of guests who take great pride in the historic site.
Editor’s note: A draft version of this story inadvertently appeared in the print weekend edition of The Meridian Star. This is the final version that was intended to be published.
Bowling enthusiasts in Meridian are hopeful new lanes will be in place somewhere in the Bonita Lakes area by the time the 2019-20 league season rolls around.
Earlier this year, Lauderdale County Road Manager Rush Mayatt asked the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors to invest in road-mapping technology that could save money and resources.
Living thousands of miles apart as children Levi and Teodora Mitze-Circiumaru never knew their love for music would one day bring the two together – or to Meridian.
A string of deaths in Mississippi prisons last month prompted public scrutiny, made national headlines and raised questions about conditions in state correctional facilities as well as transparency at the Department of Corrections.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is sending National Guard members and search-and-rescue workers to areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
Volunteers and first responders in Meridian spent Tuesday remembering one of America's most tragic days.
The City of Meridian's chief administrative officer is accusing council member Weston Lindemann of intentionally defrauding the city during a June trip in which Lindemann spent nearly $200 on beverages and room service.
The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has cleared nearly every obstacle for the annual $56.6 million budget, waiting only for a vote of approval on Thursday.
Over the weekend, a grant-funded deputy issued at least 64 tickets on South Frontage Road, between the Best Buy and Outback Steakhouse at the Crossroads shopping center.
Area athletic trainers will now have the tools they need to reverse sudden cardiac arrest on the field, thanks to a donation from Rush Health Systems' employees.
The Lauderdale County Sheriff's department arrested and charged a Meridian man for possession of child pornography after an investigation initiated by a community tip.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the nation's three main credit rating agencies is feeling a little more confident about Mississippi's financial picture.
While conducting a welfare check Wednesday evening, deputies discovered a person being held against their will, prompting kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence charges against a Memphis man.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education has scrapped a $5.5 million software project after spending $840,000 in federal money that it can't get back, citing "intrinsic technical barriers."
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central Mi…
Local shoppers looking for a bargain this weekend need to look no further than The Meridian Little Theater’s Variety Sale.
Rick Young, the interim president of East Mississippi Community College, submitted his letter of resignation to the college's Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a flash flood watch for Lauderdale County and surrounding counnies effective until 10 p.m. Wednesday.
In a classroom full of colorful signs and new words on the board, Apryl Johnson is excited about doing something she's been waiting a long time to do.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate heritage group has no special status to try block the University of Mississippi from adding historical context to Old South symbols, a state appeals court said Tuesday.
The Meridian City Council continues to resist a tax increase, despite the mayor insisting that a budget can't otherwise be balanced.
This Week's Circulars
- Lauderdale County School District names Andrea Williams communications director
- BUSINESS PROFILE: Charlie's Market to offer fresh seafood in Meridian
- City declines comment on Kelvin McGruder complaint against Meridian
- Women's pro baseball: Meridian's Eula Miller recalls her pioneer days
- Meridian City Council rescinds $8,400 donation to Youth Excitement Team
- Great Southern Bank announces promotions
- Kemper Academy dedicates field to McCleskey
- Football overtime: Lamar cruises, Enterprise’s Kyle continues to be a bright spot
- Juvenile seen in video of 'child abuse' has been charged in Lauderdale County
- Meridian leaders at odds over tax hike; Pay raises sought in public works