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12 hrs ago | 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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Yesterday | 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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Family of Meridian Teenager Seeks Justice

The parents of a Meridian teenager say they want justice after their son was killed in a head-on crash last summer.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Collinsville, MS

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Little Green Footballs

Former Breitbart/Daily Caller Blogger Pays Bogus Source for Bogus Anti-Cochran "Scoop"

Here we go again with yet another bogus expos by crazed wingnut blogger Charles C. Johnson , alleging that the Thad Cochran campaign in Mississippi bought votes from black voters to defeat Tea Party loon Chris McDaniel.

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

WTOK-TV Meridian

Food Bank Law

According to statistics, many families in the twin states do not have enough food to eat.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Autumn Wedgeworth, Meridian, Miss., prison guard sex with inmate

Autumn Wedgeworth is an American prison guard who is accused of having sex with an inmate.

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

Fri Jun 27, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

MS prison worker charged with having sex with inmate

Lauderdale County authorities have charged a prison worker for allegedly having sex with an inmate.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Senate Runoff Draws Record Crowd as Republicans Vie for Votes

It's being called one of the most heated senate races ever in the state of Mississippi.

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

Mon Jun 23, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Expectations High for Voter Turnout

Local officials are hoping that turnout for the June 24 runoffs will be better than usual.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Magee, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Drug Task Force New Development

There's a new development involving the East Mississippi Drug Task Force. According to Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie, he has officially received a letter of consideration from Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose to deputize two MPD officers to become agents with the agency.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Tue Jun 17, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Body Found in Lake Druid in Meridian

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler has confirmed the body discovered Tuesday night will be sent for an autopsy, although there were no immediate signs of trauma.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Civil Rights Trail Unveiled

A line of people led the way from the MSU Riley Center to the heart of Meridian's African-American Business District along Fifth Street Tuesday morning for the unveiling of the city's Civil Rights Trail.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Neshoba County, MS

Sunherald.com

Officials believe prison inmate killed by cellmate

Management and Training Corp., the Utah-based private company which runs the prison for the state, said Tuesday officers found Elliot McGrew alone and unresponsive in his cell on June 10, with a rope made of sheets tied around his neck.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, East Mississippi Correctional Facility

Mon Jun 16, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Person Recovering from Gunshot Wound in Lauderdale County

The incident happened at a trailer park on 41 Fairchild Road in the Lost Gap community.

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Related Topix: Lost Gap, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

County Administrator Retires

Today marked the last official board meeting for two Lauderdale County administrators.

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