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Yesterday | WTOK-TV Meridian

Council Discusses New Budget

Council president, Dustin Markham, says it's not known yet if a tax increase will be necessary.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Paramedics Receive Specialized Training in Tactical Skills

The Lauderdale County Training Facility in Meridian was host to a unique form of hands on training that provided law enforcement officers as well as medics the tactical training needed to perform in a dangerous situation.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Local Professor Discusses Impact of Black Bear's Killing

Doctor Jarrod Fogarty teaches biology at Mississippi State University Meridian. He says the killing of a black bear in Lauderdale County in January of this year is very unfortunate for the black bear population because a loss of just one bear impacts the genetic diversity of the black bear population.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Meridian, MS, January

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Washington Times

Report finds open meeting violations in Lauderdale

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.

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Related Topix: Lauderdale, MS

Sunherald.com

It's been a real McDaniel of a week, and it's only Wednesday

Chris McDaniel's team will file a challenge in court to the June 24 runoff. That's likely to come today, ending milliseconds of suspense.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Happy Ending to Search for Meridian Child

Meridian Police say everyone is breathing a sigh of relief after a missing five-year old was located.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

One Arrest Made in Carjacking Case

Lauderdale County investigators say they've made one arrest in an armed carjacking last week, but are still seeking the alleged gunman.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Tailgating Block Party Preps

Preparations are being made to roll out the red carpet in Meridian for football fans for two major SEC match-ups this fall.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Hudson Discusses Budget Options

The mayor of Marion says he hopes to avoid a tax increase, but still increase funding to the town's police department.

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Related Topix: Marion, MS

The Daily Caller

Chris McDaniel Aide Named In Grand Jury Subpoena

A grand jury in Mississippi is probing the activities of Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's spokesman, according to a copy of a subpoena that was posted online.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Sunherald.com

Man sentenced for conspiracy to commit mail fraud

Johnson was among several people indicted in the case earlier this year. He pleaded guilty in May to his involvement in the fraudulent scheme involving Craigslist postings.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Back To School Supply Lists

As the new school years kicks off, school supply lists are in high demand. Each list varies, and administrators from the Lauderdale County and Meridian Public School Districts are assuring parents that all of the items requested are needed.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

School is Back in Session in Meridian

Today marks the first day back for schools across Lauderdale County including magnolia middle school.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Rutledge Holds Out Hope for Long Creek

Lauderdale County officials and the city of Meridian are still looking for ways to fix a problem with the dam at the Long Creek Reservoir.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Sun Aug 03, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Firefighters Voice Concerns over Dismissal of Fire Recruiter

Change is coming to the Lauderdale County Fire Service after the Board of Supervisors recently came to a consensus to not reinstate Recruitment Coordinator Keith Reed at the beginning of a new budget year.

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Related Topix: Fire, Alamucha, MS, Toomsuba, MS, Suqualena, MS

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Administrator hired by Lauderdale County

The Meridian Star reports the appointment was made during a special supervisors meeting this past week.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Bond reduced for Wayne County man charged with murder

Bond has been reduced for a Wayne County man accused of killing his girlfriend. Christopher Bishop, 41, had a bond reduction hearing Thursday in Lauderdale County.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bailey, MS

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

Lauderdale supervisors rescind gun restrictions

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

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Related Topix: Lauderdale, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Lauderdale County District Retreat

Lauderdale County administrators met Tuesday to prepare for the soon-to-begin new school year.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Upgraded charges could be coming in Lauderdale animal cruelty case

It's been called one of the most severe cases of horse cruelty animal control officers and rescue groups have seen in Lauderdale County.

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