Meridian Community College hosted a Lego Education EV3-Introduction Training Course Friday with guests from Hinds Community College, NASA Stennis Space Center and MCC.

Robert Ray, a Democrat running for governor, will speak on the Civil Rights Movement at The Historic Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi on Sunday. Service will begin at 9:30 and will be followed by a news conference at 11:30.

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Meridian Public School District principals gave updates during a school board meeting Thursday afternoon.

Please e-mail all calendar briefs to calendar@themeridianstar.com. Calendar items are listed by date and it may take a while before an event submitted weeks in advance appears in the paper.

When our church first sent a team to Guatemala in July 2012, we had no idea that the Lord would place such a deep and abiding love in our hearts for the people of this Central American country.

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While studying together in medical school, Chris Price, Conner Bancroft and Andy Shine decided to find a way to give back to their community.

Please e-mail all calendar briefs to calendar@themeridianstar.com. Calendar items are listed by date and it may take a while before an event submitted weeks in advance appears in the paper.

EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair celebrating East Central Community College in Decatur is scheduled for Monday, July 29, at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Philadelphia.

The Meridian Public School District Board of Trustees approved a $61.4 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year during a regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

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A November audit that concluded officials at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility had ceded control to gang leaders mirrors litigation against another privately run Mississippi prison where gangs allegedly were controlling the prison’s housing units and inmates were doing their own cel…

The City of Meridian announces that 45th Avenue/9th and 10th Streets will be closed July 17 for one day for a sewer line repair.  There will be detour signs available and homeowners/businesses will be able to enter and exit. 

Meridian police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Thursday night in Meridian.

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. 

Two inmates who escaped from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility on Friday were caught Wednesday in Meridian, where they were trying to hide out by blending in with the city's homeless population, authorities said. 

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Obituaries

Services for Henry Clark will be Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Berry and Gardner's OP Chapel. Burial: Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation: Saturday, July 20, from 6-7 p.m., in the Berry and Gardner OP Chapel.

Services for Annie McCann will be Monday, July 22, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Family Life Church, Quitman. Burial: Old Oak Grove Cemetery (Elmwood Cemetery) with Berry And Gardner in charge. Visitation: One hour prior to services.

Funeral services for Stan Sanders will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Kern officiating. The family will have a private burial after the service. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. …

Services are incomplete for Mrs. Bertha Simpson, who died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.