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Meridian's Candy Crawl set for Tuesday

Some of the available activities include a petting zoo, giant inflatables, arts and crafts, costume contest, entertainment, a spooky obstacle course, and trick or treating.

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-22 12:37:00

Local families invited to Meridian Candy Crawl

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Downtown Meridian will be filled with princesses, monsters and ghosts Tuesday evening.

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-22 16:41:00

MDOC searching for two escapees

MARION, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections said officials are working to find two escapees. According to MDOC's Facebook page, Christopher Parmenter and Andrew Carter escaped the Noxubee County Transitional Center in Macon around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. Both men have been convicte

WJTV.COM - 2018-10-22 12:47:56

Burglars caught on camera breaking into local daycare

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Since opening in 1960, this is only the second time someone has broken into Barbara Henson's Day Care and Swim Gym."We've been in business for 58 years. In July and now, the first two times we've ever been broken into," said co-owner Beverly Henson.Co-owner Beverly Henson say

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-22 18:02:00

Fire destroys home in Dalewood

Smoke from the house fire on Ruth Circle in Lauderdale County (Photo Source: WTOK-TV)Posted:Mon 7:05 PM, Oct 22, 2018LAUDERDALE, Miss. (WTOK) --Volunteer firefighters battled a large house fire for hours Monday afternoon in the Dalewood community in Lauderdale County.Smoke could be seen from far awa

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-22 19:05:00

Meridian Civitan Club selling fruit cakes

The one pound cakes are priced at $4 per pound and are available at Meridian Mutual FCU, 1st Mississippi FCU, MUNA FCU, Citizens National Bank, BankPlus, Great Southern National Bank and First State Bank.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-10-22 16:30:00

MSU-Meridian offers GRE preparation course

The course will be taught by Rod Wilson, assistant professor of psychology at MSU-Meridian, and will cover concepts that will be on the test, which will include math and English questions, as well as test-taking strategies. Participants will have a chance to get one-on-one help, Wilson said.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-10-22 19:00:17

One person injured in Meridian shooting overnight

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Meridian police are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one person to the hospital.Sergeant Dareall Thompson says police responded to the shooting in the 2400 block of Old Marion Road last night. The sergeant says one person was shot and rushed to a local hospital.


Elderly, bed-bound woman saves herself from house fire

WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - A Wayne County elderly woman, who is bed-bound, was able to move herself to safety before firemen responded to her burning home, the Jones County Fire Council said Sunday morning.

WJTV.COM - 2018-10-21 19:13:08

Woman killed after domestic disturbance identified; suspect in custody

The suspect is being held without bond and is currently awaiting his initial court appearance. 53-year-old Anthony Washington has been arrested and charged with murder for the shooting death of Latoya McBride. Source: JPD JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating a deadly shooting tha

WLBT - 2018-10-21 11:34:20

Meridian man arrested for alleged rape

“We make sure we interview both sides. We interviewed a suspect. We interviewed a victim, and we try to make sure both stories match up. We still have to go through the whole process of cases like this and we present it to the grand jury. At the end of the day, they determine if it’s enough evidence


Big K.R.I.T. headlines Wechsler Day 2018

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -This is the Wechsler School. The first publicly funded, brick school for African-Americans in Mississippi. The school closed over 30 years ago, but that hasn't slowed down supporters from keeping this building's memory alive."Right now, the Wechsler School, the building itsel


Sunday, October 21 Forecast Discussion

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -We can expect another chilly night tonight with lows dropping into the lower 40s. Grab the jacket for tomorrow morning once again as temperatures stay in the 40s and lower 50s throughout the morning house. The afternoon remains clear with highs in the upper 60s. Tuesday begin


Meridian states reasons for firing Kelvin McGruder in answer to legal complaint

On Sept. 19, McGruder filed a complaint in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, accusing the city of retaliation and discrimination following his public ousting.


AIRCRAFT MECHANIC (T32) Job in Meridian, Mississippi - Department of the Air Force - LemonWire

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Air Force. The

LEMONWIRE.COM - 2018-10-21 17:12:04

Former Meridian CAO Mike McGrevey named to state lottery board

Mike McGrevey, the former Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Meridian, was among five people appointed on Friday to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors.


Meridian loses key game against Petal

Wins against Petal, Terry and George County would ensure a postseason berth for the Wildcats. A loss to Petal, however, would take fate out of Meridian’s hands and put the Wildcats on the outside looking in.


Bailey woman dies in house fire

A Thursday evening fire killed one woman and injured her son.Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the 84-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning at her Bailey Acres Circle home Thursday.The identity of the woman hasn't been released yet.Her son sustained serious burns and is seekin


Officials probe fatal arson case in rural Lauderdale County

Allan Dover, the Lauderdale County fire coordinator, said the Bailey, Northeast and Sam Dale volunteer fire departments responded around 7 p.m. to the fire.


Gulf Coast Equality Fest goes off without a hitch

“Diversity and equality hasn’t quite arrived down here yet, so we’re very lucky to have what we have in New York. And we want to spread that legacy of Stonewall and bring it to the south as well," Stacey said.