An Ohio woman is in custody after allegedly helping an East Mississippi Correctional facility inmate escape.

Lauderdale County supervisors are looking to spend some of the county’s $14 million allocation from the American Rescue Act to improve ventilation at the Lauderdale County Agricultural Center.

Lauderdale County School District officials gathered at Northeast Middle School on Monday to start installing solar panels at the school to help reduce the district's energy costs.

The Neshoba Central High School Big Blue Marching Band will perform and one lucky student will get a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester as East Central Community College hosts its annual “Be Our Guest” football game Thursday, Sept. 30.

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The Meridian Star and Meridian Home & Style’s Top twenty under 40 presented by Mississippi Power are featured in the latest issue of Meridian Home & Style magazine, which is available with home delivery, at The Meridian Star office and at local businesses.

Meridian Community College recognized sacrifices made by American soldiers Friday as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The annual day of remembrance is set aside to acknowledge the more than 81,600 soldiers who are considered missing in action and the thousands more who have been pr…

While overall fall enrollment numbers compared to the same time last year are down by more than 5 percent at public colleges statewide, East Mississippi Community College saw an increase in enrollment this year.

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Lauderdale County Supervisors on Thursday learned county roads have improved over the past three years as part of an updated road-mapping study conducted by Southaven-based civil engineering firm Civil Link, LLC.


I’ve felt it for a few weeks, the sensation becoming more palpable with each passing day. Watching a single yellow windblown leaf drift down to rest upon the receding waters of a swollen Noxubee River last week as I drove home, I felt a quickening.

Two men are in custody after leading Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department deputies on a pursuit Tuesday evening in Meridian.

Cases of coronavirus in Mississippi are on the decline after the state last month experienced on of its worst months of the pandemic. August saw more than 80,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19, but September data does not show that continuing.

Marion aldermen on Tuesday adopted new ordinances concerning citizen comments and events on town property as part of an ongoing effort by the new administration to streamline government processes.

The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum at historic Soulé Steam Works has partnered with MAKE: Community to present the Sixth Annual Maker Faire Meridian on Sept. 18-19, 2021.

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The most common refrain of prominent Mississippi elected officials who have long rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — that the state cannot afford the costs of the program — was refuted this week by the state’s leading economic expert.

On Friday, Sept. 17, Meridian Community College will join the nation in observing National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day.

A 14-year-old was hospitalized after being shot Saturday evening in Meridian.

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The qualifying deadline for the November special election for State Senate District 32 was Sept. 3, and eight candidates have signed up to appear on the ballot.

Meridian Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a July 29 murder at the Marathon gas station on Highway 19 and 5th Street.

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As the nation notes 20 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, The Meridian Star asked people around town to reflect on that day. What follows are their responses.


Five years after Eric Gustafson died in the line of duty, his fellow firefighters are keeping his memory alive. 

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