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3 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

Youth Crime Rally To Be Held

Some local young people are sponsoring a rally this weekend in an effort to curb the number of crimes involving youth in Meridian.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Dixon Charged in 2012 Robbery, Carjacking

Lauderdale County officials say they've arrested a man in connection with an armed carjacking that happened more than two years ago.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Lauderdale County Files Objection to McDaniel's Request

Chris McDaniel's campaign subpoenaed 47 circuit clerks including Lauderdale County's, for the voting records and documents from the U.S. Senate primary race.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Shots Fired during High-Speed Chase

Clarke County Chief Deputy Barry White tells Newscenter 11 the chase started in Lauderdale County, continued down Interstate 59 through Clarke County, and into Jasper County.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Lauderdale Co. woman accused of choking husband, biting brother

Investigators in Lauderdale County say Amanda Holloway is accused of choking her husband and biting her brother when he tried to intervene.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Lauderdale County Murder Leaves One Dead

It was on Myers Road in Lauderdale County where Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says one man was shot to death by his uncle.

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Related Topix: Lauderdale, MS

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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

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