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  1. Ralph Morgan Rodeo Going Strong for Nearly 40 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Deep in the heart of Lauderdale County, lies a patch of red dirt that excites rodeo fans twice a year. It's this dirt and the activities provided, that bring thousands to Lauderdale, for what has become known The Ralph Morgan Rodeo.

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  2. Mississippi Records 3rd WNV Case of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Simpson County resident is the state's third confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. He says the number of cases begins increasing in summer, peaking in August and September.

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  3. Glitch Delaying Benefits for Some Mississippi State RetireesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    A computer glitch in new software at the Public Employees Retirement System has caused a large backlog in processing applications for state retirement benefits. Retired special education teacher Paula Ainsworth of Tupelo says she was expecting to begin receiving her benefits soon, but has been told she might have to wait until January.

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  4. Neshoba County Fair: Meridian Day ActivitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    However, the heat didn't stop people from all over from turning out at the fair for Meridian Day activities Wednesday. "It's the most that I've probably seen within the last ten years," said Mignon Johnson, who's directing traffic in the parking lots at the fair.

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  5. MCC Dedicates Weddington HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The former Highway Patrol headquarters on Highway 19 North in Meridian was once a place that countless people took their driver's license exam but once the building was vacated by the Highway Patrol, Meridian Community College acquired the property with the help from state leaders. "Our entire House Delegation, our entire Senate Delegation pulled together to make this happen, it went through the committee process to work closely not only with the Department of Public Safety and with also with the DFA, Department of Finical Administration which controls state buildings and it went through the process and we were successful to do it," explained Mississippi State Representative Greg Snowden.

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  6. MSU Student Startup Gets $100,000 BoostRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    A startup business created by a team of students at Mississippi State University is getting a $100,000 investment from a Gulf Coast investor. The university says a private investor put up the money in exchange for 10 percent equity in the company, called CampusKnot.

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  7. Marty Stuart Center ProgressingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Phase one of the warehouse for the Marty Stuart Center in Philadelphia is complete. It has been a working progress for about five years.

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  8. MSDH Advises Parents about ImmunizationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    With only a few weeks left of summer, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 95 percent of parents nationwide choose to vaccinate their children, protecting them against potentially deadly diseases.

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  9. 'Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics' Game ScheduledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    NFL legend Brett Favre's Hometown Heroes will battle Gov. Phil Bryant's Braves at Trustmark Park in Pearl on Aug. 21 with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Mississippi. The annual "Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics" charity softball game features Special Olympics athletes from across the state playing alongside celebrity teammates.

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  10. Auditor Seeks $1.3 Million from Ex-Neshoba WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Mississippi State Auditor's Office is seeking $1.3 million from three former Neshoba County employees who were fired during an investigation into overtime pay discrepancies. Pickering says former bookkeeper Jill Watkins, ex-payroll clerk Tammy Gomillion and former purchasing clerk Faye Russell are accused of fraudulently submitting 30,000 overtime hours over the past six years.

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  11. Guard Helps Clean Up MeridianRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The 115th military police of the Mississippi State Guard spent the morning cleaning up trash off the streets following the Civil Rights Trail in Meridian. They say they enjoyed getting to learn about the trail while cleaning their community at the same time.

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  12. MSU, USM Football Opener SetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Mississippi State's 2015 football season-opener at Southern Miss will kick off at 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 5 live on Fox Sports 1 , it was announced by Conference USA on Monday.

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  13. Certificate of Need Approved for Neshoba GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Mississippi State Department of Health Thursday announced the issuance of a Certificate of Need for Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia. The design for upgrades was revised.

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  14. Borsig Discusses MUW's StrengthsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Dr. Jim Borsig spoke to the Meridian Rotary Club about the partnerships MUW has with Meridian Community College and East Central Community College. The university serves a wide variety of traditional students as well as non-traditional students.

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  15. 2015 Delta Sigma Theta Debutante BallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Meridian Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held it's annual Debutante Ball, at Kahlmus Auditorium on the campus of Mississippi State in Meridian. 18 young women and their escorts participated in the ball.

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  16. Unclaimed Property in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    "It is not the states money, it belongs to the owners because It could be a utility deposit, an old bank account, a life insurance policy, any number of things that we have received," explained State Treasurer Lynn Fitch. From dollar amounts under 100 bucks to over that amount, state law says companies have 5 years to find the owner before they have to send it to the state treasury office.

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  17. Miss. Plant Workers to be Tested for TuberculosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    About 200 people at the Peco Foods processing plant in Canton will be tested for tuberculosis after an employee tests positive for the disease. Mississippi State Department of Health spokeswoman Liz Sharlot said Friday the employee no longer works at the chicken plant.

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  18. Financial Literacy for High School StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The month of April is considered financial literacy month across the nation and to help secure a better financial future for Mississippians, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is touring the state talking about her new initiative, Treasurer's Education About Money or TEAM program. "We are incorporating that into the high schools, so that the students can take a digitally based program and they can also have teacher based program as well, so it is a good opportunity to learn about a critical life skill, about saving, about understanding spending, understanding interest rates, purchases and so forth, so that is what it is all about," explained Mississippi State Treasurer Lynn Fitch.

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  19. Ray Ray Fired at Mississippi StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The school released a statement announcing the decision on Saturday. Ray had a 37-60 record over three seasons, including a 15-44 mark against Southeastern Conference competition.

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  20. First Pediatric Flu Death of the SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Mississippi State Department of Health says it has confirmed the first pediatric influenza death for the 2014-2015 flu season. It happened in central Mississippi.

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