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Bonita Lakes recreation area closed Saturday
The Meridian Star reports the area will be shut down while a local club conducts a 2-mile run.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Lauderdale County Offers to Assist with Long Creek Reservoir
Lauderdale County leaders say they are working with Meridian city leaders to find a way to avoid draining a local reservoir.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Beavers to be released from Lauderdale jail; put on house arrest
For the past fifteen days a Lauderdale County School Board Member has remained behind bars for operating a heating and cooling business without a state license.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Driver Ejected from Vehicle in I-20 Accident
The one-vehicle accident happened near the 162 mile marker on I-20 eastbound near Russell around 1:45 Monday afternoon.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department Earns Prestigious Honor
It's been said that with hard work comes great rewards and employees of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department are benefitting from that hard work.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Authorities Investigating Alleged Rape at EMCF
The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department says it is investigating an alleged sexual assault at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Lost Gap.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Riley Charged in Multiple Burglaries
Lauderdale County authorities have arrested a man they say has been involved in multiple burglaries over the last few months.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Meridian Attorney Henry Palmer Dies
The former district attorney and circuit judge died just after 7:30 Wednesday evening, according to Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Hendershot wins Democratic ticket for Lauderdale Co. Sheriff race
All eyes in the Shoals were on the Sheriff's race in Lauderdale County. After the June primaries, no candidate secured enough votes, thus sending the top two into a runoff.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Trio Charged in Weekend Robbery
Lauderdale County investigators say the three were arrested shortly after a man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night in southeastern Lauderdale County.
Sollie on Jail Overcrowding
Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says it's yet to be seen how a new law will affect the county jail population, but it's time for the county to be proactive.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Meridian Man Revokes Vote Buying Claims
News surrounding Mississippi's Senate race continues to get more heated and controversial.
Meridian man dials backvote-buying claim
A Meridian man has recanted - sort of - his story that he helped U.S. Sen. Thad CochranA s campaign buy votes for $15 each in Lauderdale County.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Repeat Offenders Ongoing Problem for Law Enforcement
Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie spent part of Thursday afternoon looking at one repeat offender after another in his computer system, but says he does not have a handle on exactly how many repeat offenders are in the Lauderdale County Detention Facility at this time.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Judge Sends Pritchard's Case to a Grand Jury
The man accused of shooting a 19-year old man went before a judge on Wednesday for an initial court appearance.
Hotel, motel tax to stay in Lauderdale Co.
The Meridian Star reports the Legislature reauthorized the tax this year. With the board of supervisors' action this week, the 2.5 percent tax levied on hotel room will run through 2017.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Two Meridian Teenagers Dreams Come True
The Make A Wish Foundation came through Tuesday evening for two Meridian teenagers.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Legacy of Faith: Meridian Church To Celebrate 175 Years, Part One
The congregation dates back to 1839, just a few years after Meridian itself was founded.
Lauderdale Co. Road Improvements Proposed
Lauderdale County Supervisors met Monday. A number of items were on the agenda including: interim appointments for vacant positions, the tax roll and roads.