Lauderdale County, MS

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USPS workers talk about new initiatives to Meridian Rotary Club

Frank Berry Court Apartments suffers multiple drive-by shootings. Frank Berry Court Apartments suffers multiple drive-by shootings. Storm debris cleanup begins in Lauderdale Co. Updated: 19 hours ago. Storm debris cleanup begins in Lauderdale Co. MSU Riley Center announces 2021-22 Fall/Winter Series. Updated: 19 hours ago. MSU Riley Center announces 2021-22...
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Keeping your pets safe this summer

USPS workers talk about new initiatives to Meridian Rotary Club. Frank Berry Court Apartments suffers multiple drive-by shootings. Frank Berry Court Apartments suffers multiple drive-by shootings. Storm debris cleanup begins in Lauderdale Co. Updated: 19 hours ago. Storm debris cleanup begins in Lauderdale Co. MSU Riley Center announces 2021-22 Fall/Winter...
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Storm debris cleanup begins in Lauderdale Co.

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - If you live in Lauderdale County, it’s time to make sure all of your storm debris is by the road. A company started picking up debris Tuesday. Crews are starting to pick up leaves, limbs and anything left behind by recent weather events. “We know it’s...
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Problem solved! Jail electrical problem repaired

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An electrical problem at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility that kept the air conditioning off since Sunday has been repaired. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said the repair was completed about 5 p.m. The jail had been operating on a backup generator that only supported essential services.
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Social club gets involved in community through volunteering

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Debs Social Service Club is volunteering in the community this week. Members were at Southeast Middle School Monday helping with painting projects. They painted picnic tables, the railing inside the school and fencing outside the school. One of the advisors to the club said...
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EMBDC - NFI's connection to the community

NFI, the company in the I-20/59 Industrial Park that operates in the “Handy Hardware Building” has been in Meridian for six years. Myself, I’ve been in Meridian in different capacities for different companies over the past 17 years. I came to NFI 3 ½ years ago and one of my first calls was to EMBDC. I knew of them from my previous experiences in other companies and I knew they were here to help us.
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Electrical problem knocks out A/C at jail

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Detention Facility is without power except for essential services due to a problem where electric service enters the building. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said it’s a localized issue and is not connected to any loss of service from Mississippi Power. A backup generator...
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Crimenet 06_17_21

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to locate Chelcee Rae Varnado. Varnado is a 32-year-old white female who stands approximately 5′ in height, weighing 120 pounds. She is wanted on a bench warrant out of the circuit court of Lauderdale County, where she...
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Man arrested for selling fentanyl in Lauderdale County

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A Lauderdale County man was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT Team and members from the East Mississippi Drug Task Force Friday morning. John Jamarquese Little, 28, had warrants for the sale of various drugs, primarily fentanyl. “Fentanyl has been out there,” Chief...
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Graduation coaches hired

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County School District is hiring graduation coaches for each of its four high schools, starting Fall 2021. 20% of the $10.7 million the district received from the American rescue plan (ESSER 3 funds) will be spent to hire the graduation coaches for high schools and interventionists for K-8th schools.
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EMEPA crews work to restore power

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The East Mississippi Electric Power Association is working to restore power ever since the storm hit Sunday afternoon. EMEPA has more than 100 personnel working in the field. Crews with Singing River Electric Tombigbee Electric and Four County Electric are assisting with cutting trees, replacing poles and rewiring communities. EMEPA CEO Randy Carroll says this storm caused more problems than the winds in early May. He says there are more days of work ahead.
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Crews working to restore electric service in east Mississippi

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - UPDATE: About 3,300 customers were without power in Mississippi as of 6 p.m. Monday, the majority of those in Lauderdale County, which had 1,381 without service at that time. Kemper and Newton counties also had significant outages from severe weather Sunday. Kemper County had 261 customers...
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Crimenet 06_14_21

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to locate David Monroe Joles. Joles is a 51-year-old White male who stands approximately 6′ in height, weighing 160 pounds. He is wanted on a bench warrant out of the circuit court of Lauderdale County, where he has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance.
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State Games archery, basketball return after year absence

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The COVID-19 pandemic forced many State Games of Mississippi events to be put on hold during the 2020 games. Youth archery and adult basketball were two events that unfortunately did not happen last year, but both made a return this year with several athletes coming out to compete.