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Saturday | WTOK-TV Meridian

Sollie Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Walgreens on 24th Avenue in Meridian invited the city to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Among those who took the challenge was Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Saturday Sep 13 | WTOK-TV Meridian

Officers Receive CIT Certification

Law enforcement officers from several area counties have been certified as crisis intervention officers. The officers were recognized for the intensive training at a graduation ceremony at Meridian City Hall.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Reception Honors Rivers

Local law enforcement officers Friday honored one of their own at his retirement, Hubert 'Sarge' Rivers. A reception was held at the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Overnight Store Robbery

An investigation is underway into a robbery at a Lauderdale County store. It was just after 10 Thursday night when the Dollar General Store in Lauderdale was robbed.

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Related Topix: Lauderdale, MS

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

MCC Continues Dual Enrollment Program

Officials from Meridian Community College, Meridian Public Schools and Lauderdale County Schools gathered Thursday to sign a memo of understanding about MCC's Dual Enrollment program. High school students in Lauderdale County and Meridian Public Schools have the opportunity to get a jump start on their college education by enrolling for classes at MCC.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Sollie Reacts to Local Federal Drug Arrests

Nearly two dozen people in east central Mississippi have been indicted on federal drug charges relating to a major meth operation. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says a coast to coast investigation by federal authorities has led to 20 arrests so far.

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Related Topix: Terry, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

EMBDC Board Searches for New Director

The Board of Directors for the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation says it's not in a big rush to find a replacement director. Wade Jones worked with the EMBDC for over a decade.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Man charged with murder in Meridian slaying

One person is charged with murder and another is charged with aiding in the shooting death of a Meridian man. The Meridian Star reports that 20-year-old Jacoby Dixon is charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Lauderdale County Detention Facility.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Meridian, MS

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Washington Times

Ethics body sets hearing on open meeting complaint

The Mississippi Ethics Commission has set a hearing date for an ethics complaint charging that Lauderdale County supervisors violated the state's open meetings law during discussions of a bond issue in 2013. The Meridian Star reports the commission took no action Friday on two complaints pending against the board, but set one for an Oct. 20 hearing.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Local Leaders Talk about Taxes for Upcoming Budget

The city of Meridian is getting closer to finalizing a budget for the coming year, and officials are hopeful it will not include a tax increase. Councilman George Thomas spoke about the budget at Monday's meeting of the Lauderdale County Council of Governments.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Kemper County, MS

Sun Sep 07, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Authorities Continue to Search for Fatal Shooting Suspect

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has not yet located the person responsible for fatally shooting a man last weekend. 27-year old Raphael Robert Taylor was discovered on a stretch of Earl Haney Road just after midnight on Friday, August 29th.

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SFGate

Former Meridian officer files appeal

A former Meridian police officer is appealing his conviction of forging a subpoena, while employed as a police officer, to obtain his wife's phone records. In documents filed with the state Court of Appeals , Terrell Thompson argues he was denied the right to present his defense to a Lauderdale County jury.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Meridian Business Victim of Attempted Burglary

A local business spent Friday cleaning up after burglars attempted to steal numerous items, which led to a police chase. The furniture is now back where it belongs inside of two mobile homes at Johnson Dream Homes on South Frontage Road.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Thu Sep 04, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Attempted Burglary Leads to Chase

Detective Dareall Thompson says it all started about 8:00 in the 2600 block of South Frontage Road. Thompson says a security guard at a business spotted a strange vehicle.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Marion, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Lauderdale Co. Murder: Victim's Mom Speaks

It's speculation like that from the community that has Taylor confused about exactly what led to her son's death. "He had been shot right in the temple, and in the liver," says Taylor.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Wed Sep 03, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Lauderdale County Administrators Answer the Challenge

Taking the challenge Wednesday afternoon outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse were: Clarkdale principal Cheryl Thomas, Assistant Superintendent Ed Mosley, Superintendent Randy Hodges, Steve Nelson of Northeast and Kevin Cheatham of West Lauderdale.

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Related Topix: Lauderdale, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

$1.7 Million Community Ctr. Effort

The city of Meridian is one step closer to possibly securing funding for a major community project.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Tue Sep 02, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

LCSO Seeking Tips in Murder Investigation

Lauderdale County investigators say they've received several leads about a weekend homicide, but still need the public's help for more information.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Man Taken to Jackson Hospital after Shooting in Lauderdale County

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says it happened about 12:30 Friday night on Earl Haney Road, just off of Highway 19 South.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Locals Remember Hurricane Katrina on its Ninth Anniversary

Today marks nine years since one of the most devastating disasters in U.S. history hit the Gulf Coast.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Pascagoula, MS

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