The Meridian City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the submittal of a grant application to help renovate what is expected to be the permanent home of the Jimmie Rodgers Museum.

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The creators of a popular podcast about the 2014 death of Christian Andreacchio of Meridian have announced a reward of up to $100,000 for new information leading to a conviction in the case.

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East Mississippi Community College was the presenting sponsor for the Golden Triangle Comic-Con Saturday and Sunday at the college’s Communiversity. The event featured gaming, vendors and cosplay, in which attendees dressed up as pop culture figures. EMCC’s Lion Hills Center provided food f…

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With the upcoming premiere of the Ken Burns miniseries “Country Music,” Meridian is hoping to capitalize on a renewed interest in Jimmie Rodgers, the singer known as the “Father of Country Music.”

A Meridian school bus was involved in an accident around 7:30 a.m. Friday when it was struck by a pickup truck on 20th Avenue at 21st Street.

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.

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Meridian police found a bag Wednesday that they believe could contain the remains of a body.

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A Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department negotiator defused a confrontation involving a man with a gun Wednesday morning in northern Lauderdale County.

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The city of Meridian may sell or lease the Lakeview Municipal Golf Course, if it cannot sustain itself through future golf sales, contributions, and clubhouse revenues, Mayor Percy Bland said Tuesday.

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With just a flip of a switch, Naval Air Station Meridian celebrated the completion of a 6-megawatt solar farm on the base Tuesday morning.

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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.