The East Lauderdale Covenant Churches of the Meridian District will be holding a Bible Reading Marathon on the front lawn of the College Park United Methodist Church from Wednesday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in lieu of its traditional revival services.

According to church history records, First Baptist Church in Newton was founded in 1869 in a one-room wooden structure that served as a place of worship for 38 years. More than one hundred years later, membership has grown dramatically and the congregation will celebrate its 150th anniversa…

The 7th Annual Love Out Loud Meridian, a weeklong mission event in the city of Meridian, will kick off Sunday night, July 14, at 7 p.m. with a special service at the Temple Theater. 

Alabama’s new abortion restrictions were signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey. But more has been said recently about the fact that the bill was passed by 25 white men in the state Senate. Media reports have pointed to how this law will disproportionately affect black and poor women.

“Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here, while I go over there and pray.’ And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, ‘My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; r…

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Obituaries

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Mrs. Mildred Collins. Mrs. Collins, 91, of Meridian, passed away at her residence on Monday. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.

Services for Ms. Audrey Linda Williams will be held at James F. Webb Chapel, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior on Monday. Dr. Raymon Leake will be officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Miss Williams, 80, of Meridian, Miss., passed away Sa…

Services for Mr. Thomas Virgil "T.V." Smith will be today, at 10:30 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Price officiating. Interment will follow at Phalti Church Cemetery in Jasper County.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles W. "Charlie" McGee will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Evangel Temple Church with Rev. Mike Boles officiating. Interment will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Quitman, Miss. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arra…

Service: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, 2 p.m., at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Bailey. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Bailey, with Berry and Gardner in charge. Visitation: Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6-7 p.m., at Berry and Gardner's OP Chapel.