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News in Lauderdale County, Mississippi

Heat Advisory Continues Monday For Mid-South
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:32:53 -0700

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the entire Mid-South until 7 p.m. Monday. During this time the heat index is expected to be from 103 to 110 degrees.

Beer Boom in Florence
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:49:19 -0700

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The local beer boom makes its way to the Shoals! The owners of the Singing River Brewery in Lauderdale County are hope to bring new attention to the Shoals area. Co-owner Rob Jones says these last four months have been exciting. He claims the community has responded well to the brewery […]

Report finds open meeting violations in Lauderdale
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:23:17 -0700

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A state Ethics Commission report finds that the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors violated Mississippi's open meetings law during discussions of a bond issue in 2013. The Meridian Star (http://bit.ly/1ou9GBe) reports that the county plans to object to the recommendation made Monday to Ethics ...

Report Cites Open Meetings Violation
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:04:37 -0700

The state Ethics Commission says the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors violated Mississippi's open meetings law in 2013.

Lauderdale supervisors rescind gun ordinance
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:55 -0700

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has voted to rescind restrictions on individuals from taking firearms into the county annex building. Monday's vote was taken at the recommendation of board attorney Lee Thaggard. Several cities and counties around Mississippi have done the same ...

3 Mississippi Men Charged after Louisiana Black Bear Killed
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:56:07 -0700

JACKSON, Miss – Three Mississippi men have been indicted for their involvement in the killing of a Louisiana Black Bear in Lauderdale County. Authorities say 28-year-old Travis Butler of Meridian, 49-year-old Chester Brad Williams of Meridian, and 34-year-old David Lucas Wimberly of Quitman were arraigned on Tuesday in court.

Johnson Ordered to Appear before Grand Jury
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:20:15 -0700

Allegations made after Mississippi's GOP Senate runoff have led to a grand jury investigation.

Lauderdale County Students Return to Classroom
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:20:22 -0700

Lauderdale County schools are now back in session, along with others in Mississippi.

Johnson Charged with Raping Child
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:34:53 -0700

Lauderdale County authorities have arrested a man accused of raping a young girl.

County rescinds gun ban; sheriff says lawmakers may ‘deal with the consequences’
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:01:05 -0700

MERIDIAN — The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has voted to rescind restrictions on individuals from taking firearms into the county annex building.