City of Newton leaders fired Police Chief Harvey Curry on Tuesday during an aldermen’s meeting.

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A candlelight vigil memorial service for retired Meridian Police Dept. detective Burta Mae Kelley Fitch is planned for 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at 2415 6th Street. 

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Environmental tests have confirmed the presence of mold in Meridian Fire Station #9, which remains closed with no re-opening date determined.

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The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience is planning several upgrades to its property, Meridian leaders announced at a city council meeting Tuesday night. 

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Some Meridian Public School District students will soon experience a more comfortable ride to school.

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The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the reorganization of a committee established following the April 2018 tornado that struck Meridian and Marion. 

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As part of National Blood Donor month, Rush Hospital and Vitalant have scheduled a blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Rush speciality hospital classroom.

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Works by artists Walter Anderson, April Gornik and Homer Casteel are among those in a new exhibit running through Feb. 18 at Meridian Community College and showcasing some of the diverse artwork donated over the years to the Miller Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Evelyn Brogan will be Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted wi…

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Burt Jones Sutherland will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with the family officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with…

Graveside services for Dorothy Jean McMullan will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery in Collinsville. Pastor Robert Hughes will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is handling her arrangements. Mrs. McMullan, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 21…

Services: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home's OP Chapel. Burial: Sunset Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 24, from 6-7 p.m., at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home's OP Chapel.