Meridian Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Miss. Dept. of Mental Health Cuts: Bd. Vice Chairman RespondsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Following budget cuts, the second in command for Mississippi's largest state agency is calling on legislators to visit state facilities to see first hand the impact they have. More than $8 million was recently stripped from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, and this is causing some alcohol and drug treatment programs to shutdown.

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  2. MDOT Makes Donation to Local Law Enforcement AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation stopped by the Police Station Tuesday to sell the City of Meridian a truck for one dollar. The truck will be used to transport inmates who will pick up litter off of the sides of the roads.

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  3. MDOT, MPD Partner for Litter ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The truck will be used to transport inmates who will pick up the litter off of the sides of the roads. "The Mississippi Department of Transportation spends somewhere between $2 million and $3 million a year dealing with the litter issue in this state," said Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.

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  4. Torch Run Supports Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The color orange filled Dumont Plaza as local law enforcement officers participated in the Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics. The torch came through Meridian as it makes its way to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi for the kick-off of the summer games.

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  5. "Bloody Kemper" Book: To Be Made Into A Movie?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Clarke is talking about a script that has been written on an historical book that he wrote which has attracted a lot of attention over the years. "I never thought at all that this book would be on Amazon selling for $400; the cheapest books are $400 on up to $2,100."

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  6. EMSH Job Cuts LatestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    We have more information about budget cuts that are effecting the largest industry in Meridian. All of the hospitals combined in Meridian provide the highest number of jobs within the city.

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  7. MPD Investigates Robberies of IndividualsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Meridian police have responded to a trio of armed robberies during the last several days. The latest happened Monday morning.

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  8. MPD Makes Arrest While Investigating Shooting CallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    A mid-afternoon shooting call in the city of Meridian leads to the arrest of one person and a gun taken off the streets. It was around 2:45 in the afternoon when Meridian police received the call about shots being fired near 23rd St. and 31st Ave. "Once officers arrived on scene, they were patrolling to see if they could come up with the suspects," Det.

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  9. Firefighters Graduate from AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Twelve new firefighters graduated from the Mississippi State Fire Academy Friday evening at Webb Hall on MCC's campus. Thirty-four people set out to be part of this graduating class, but only 12 made it all the way to the end.

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  10. YPM Reports Successful FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Young Professionals of Meridian say a beignet sale that benefits charity was the most successful yet. YPM hosted its 9th annual event Friday.

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  11. Miss. Mental Health Dept. Cuts Affecting Other AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    "Basically, we're receiving calls from chancery clerks from all across the state," says Russ Andreacchio, director of Alcohol and Drug Services at Weems Community Mental Health Center in Meridian. "They are at a loss."

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  12. Miss. Mental Health Dept. Cuts Effecting Other AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    "Basically, we're receiving calls from chancery clerks from all across the state," says Russ Andreacchio, who is the Director of Alcohol and Drug Services at Weems Community Mental Health Center in Meridian. "They are at a loss."

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  13. Community Foundation Awards GrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Some of those include the Boys and Girls Club, Wesley House, Community of Hope, along with other arts and education grants. "I've been on both sides of the organizations that are receiving the money," said Clay Holladay, Community Foundation board president.

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  14. Boys and Girls Club Use Grant to Reach East End CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Boys and Girls Club in Meridian is in the first phase of project HOPE, which is an effort to help strengthen and uplift the East End Community. The club received a $155,000, Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant to employ a Mississippi State University researcher to identify problems and explore solutions for East End neighborhoods.

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  15. Lasing Dangers in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    For many, a tiny little laser pointer is a source of amusement. But when pointed into the sky, it can be a real source of danger - one that's becoming more common.

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  16. MPSD Names New SuperintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Unanimously approved by the Meridian Public School District board was Dr. Amy Carter for superintendent. Carter has been working right next to current superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor as assistant superintendent for the past five years.

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  17. NAS Meridian Tests Tornado ResponseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Naval Air Station Meridian participated in a training exercise Thursday to be better prepared to respond in case a tornado strikes. The exercise simulated a hurricane on the Gulf Coast that produced a tornado that struck buildings on the base, including the emergency operations center.

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  18. Courthouse Study Latest: Architect Meets With SupervisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    "We've got to get this right" That's what Lauderdale County Board of Supervisor President Joe Norwood stressed as discussions started Thursday morning about reviewing options to address poor conditions at the Lauderdale County Courthouse. This was a hot button issue that was reviewed during the supervisors' work session.

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  19. Annual Beignet Breakfast to support United WayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Young Professional of Meridian, is a group of men and women who are working together with a goal of improving the community that they work, live and play in. "We not only create events that we enjoy as socials for our YPM members along with other young professionals in the area but we also do things that give back to the community to make living more fun for those who may be less fortunate than us," explained Craig Espey, Vice President of the Young Professionals of Meridian.

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  20. Hidden Impact of Mississippi's Budget ShortfallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The impact of Mississippi's budget shortfall is coming into focus. The Department of Mental Health is one of the first to announce specific programs it's dropping, including two chemical dependency units.

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