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  • By Meridian Press staff news@mymeridianpress.com

For King & Country will perform a benefit concert in May to support Travis Culver, who is fighting brain cancer. 

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It's Wilbur's turn! Um, hello handsome! This guy knows how to work it for the camera — check out that smile. We are so in love with his adorable mug, and his delightful personality is a happy bonus.

Meridian Police responded to a string of 11 car burglaries in neighborhoods near Locust Grove and McMillan roads last weekend, according to Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea. The burglaries took place between the evening of March 17 and the early morning of March 20.

A federal jury has convicted Steven W. Clyne, 70, of Meridian of dealing firearms without a license and making false statements when purchasing firearms, Acting United States Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.

The new My Place Hotel is scheduled to open in Meridian in mid-April. The four-story, 85-room hotel is at 3050 E. Jewel St., near Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue.