Pierre_Rouss's new Meridian Page
Usually where I stay when I work across the Alabama border near Buttler or Pennington. I prefer to commute 45-60 minutes than stay in one of the rundown motel/hotel in upper west Alabama.
Meridian is a typical off-highway town... It has a downtown area although not that prosperous, some residential area for people working in a 30-50 miles radius, an airforce base, but most of the restaurents and stores are clinging to the highway 20 where most of the action is.
The challenge here will be to tell you what and where to find stuff off the highway.