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22 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Around Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ban on armed civilians in courthouses

The city of Meridian, Miss., is draining Long Creek Reservoir in Southeast Lauderdale County.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Lafayette County, MS, Meridian, MS, Vicksburg, MS

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

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.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, East Mississippi Correctional Facility, Lost Gap, MS

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

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.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, Prison, Meridian, MS

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Meridian Man Revokes Vote Buying Claims

News surrounding Mississippi's Senate race continues to get more heated and controversial.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Meridian, MS

Lucianne.com

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.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

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.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Two Meridian Teenagers Dreams Come True

The Make A Wish Foundation came through Tuesday evening for two Meridian teenagers.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

WTOK-TV Meridian

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.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Teenager Shot to Death in Meridian

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler confirms a 19-year old male is dead after being shot in the head late Friday night.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Chris McDaniel Offers Reward to Catch Voter Fraud

It's part of a new program he's just launched called the Election Integrity Challenge.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Hinds County, MS

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