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Taste of Meridian event brings crowd to downtown

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - In downtown, food was the main attraction at the Taste of Meridian event Saturday evening. Several Queen City restaurants and food vendors filled the City Hall lawn showcasing their most popular dishes. Multiple businesses from different food backgrounds came together to highlight the food they think...
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City of Meridian Arrest Report September 23, 2022

The following were reported to the Meridian Police Department from September 22, 2022 at 6:00 AM to September 23, 2022 at 6:00 AM. There were no robberies reported. There were no commercial burglaries reported. Church Burglary. There were no church burglaries reported. Stolen Vehicles. At 6:14 AM on September 22,...
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Fall-like temps return soon, and we’re closely watching the Tropics

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -The first day of the weekend has been wonderful as clear skies dominated our weather for the day. We have been unseasonably hot and with so much humidity in our area, the feel like temperatures have been even hotter. Temperatures will remain in the lower 90s for tomorrow, but we will get a cool down as a cold front will be moving into our area tomorrow afternoon. With that front, we will see cooler temperatures and some widespread showers will be possible as the front moves through.
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13th Annual Rose Hill Cemetery Tour

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Tonight, you could’ve taken a journey down to the rose hill cemetery off eighth street to hear about the history of Meridian. The 13th annual rose hill cemetery costume tour was hosted tonight as it gives the people of Meridian an opportunity to hear stories about the history of Meridian and Mississippi.
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Cannabis dispensary opening soon in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The owner of Meridian Underground Music, Wayne Williams has gone into the medical marijuana business with his partner Michael Grace. The name of their business is called the Legally Rooted Cannabis Dispensary. Williams purchased a building located at 1800 6th Street where he will be selling different strains of medical marijuana.
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GOTW: Russell Christian Academy remains unbeaten during Homecoming

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Russell Christian Academy Warriors beat the Cornerstone Eagles 32-20 to remain undefeated on the season. It was a special day for the Warriors as they were celebrating Homecoming. In RCA’s first drive, they quickly got on the board after John Bennie Jones found Kamron Darden for the touchdown.
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Tropical storm Ian forms in the Caribbean Sea

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Tropical Storm Ian formed in the Caribbean Sea on Friday night. It was upgraded from what was known as Tropical Depression #9. At the time it was upgraded, it had max sustained winds of 40mph. It’s expected to gradually strengthen this weekend as it moves over the warm waters of the Caribbean along with a more prime environment for development. It’ll bring impacts to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands this weekend, then it’ll impact parts of Cuba Sunday into Monday...possibly as a hurricane.
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Shooting leaves one man with multiple injuries

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with multiple injuries Wednesday evening. MPD said the shooting took place in the 1700 block of 33rd Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Police said a man was shot in the chest and leg but he is in stable condition.
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Expect an overall nice weekend, but rain is possible Sunday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The first weekend of fall will be rather nice, but it will be unseasonably hot. Saturday morning will be refreshingly cool as temps start in the mid-upper 50s. However, the afternoon brings wall-to-wall sunshine with highs reaching the low 90s as southerly winds return. The southerly wind will increase the humidity, so plan for a muggier day on Sunday. It’ll also remain hot with highs in the low 90s ahead of a cold front that’ll cross on Sunday. As the front moves by, it’ll spark scattered showers and storms. So, make sure to have an umbrella with you for your Sunday plans. It looks like the best timing for rain will be in the afternoon, but some showers in the morning are also possible.
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Salvation Army of Meridian prepares for Angel Tree Program

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Salvation Army of Meridian is gearing up for the holiday season as they prepare for its Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program provides Christmas presents, clothing, and food to over 450 children and seniors throughout Lauderdale, Kemper, Newton, and Neshoba counties. This year the...
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Great special teams play lifts Heidelberg past Northeast Lauderdale

With 5:56 remaining on the clock, Heidelberg head football coach Paul Burtnett told the Oilers offense he needed a drive that lasted the remaining minutes. What he got next was not what he wanted, but what the Oilers needed in a one-score game. Destin McCray took a bouncing kick 90 yards to the endzone, with only one shoe, to give Heidelberg a 27-13 lead and victory.
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The Taste of Meridian festival set for Saturday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The city of Meridian will have its food showcased to the public this weekend, as several businesses are coming together to show off their special dishes. The Taste of Meridian food festival will be Saturday starting at 5 p.m. on city hall lawn. The Taste of...
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Meridian water advisory could be lifted soon

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - North Meridian still remained under a precautionary Boil Water Notice Wednesday but there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Meridian Public Works said it hopes to lift the notice Thursday, pending test results. The city said residents north of 20th Street might...
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Renovation of Ellis Theater is about to wrap up

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Marty Stuart has been working on this project for a while now and is finally beginning to wrap up the remodel of Ellis Theater. This project has been a beast to complete, and with the end in sight, everyone who has been a part of it is excited to see the final touches go up.
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Cooler and more fall-like for Friday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Temps have been above the average everyday this week, but Friday will be more fall-like. We’ll be behind a cold front, and temps will be seasonable with highs staying in the upper 80s vs. the 90s. The dew points will also drop into the mid-upper 50s, so plan on a less humid Friday. So, if you have plans to attend any high school football games...the weather will be nice!
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City of Meridian works to repair the Dentzel Carousel in Highland Park

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A one-of-a-kind piece of history in the Queen City will soon be getting some much-needed improvements. The City of Meridian’s Parks and Recreation Department has applied for a Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Grant to restore the Dentzel Carousel in Highland Park. The department says the...
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Shooting suspect returns to Jones Co. for initial court appearance

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A woman arrested in Alabama in connection to a Jones County shooting on Tuesday has been transported back to Mississippi. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Loretta Denise Elkins, the accused shooter of a four-year-old girl at Lone Oak Apartments, was transported by JCSD corrections officers on Friday morning from Sumter County, Ala.
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Brookdale Senior Living hosts first homecoming celebration

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Brookdale Senior Living in Meridian hosted its first homecoming celebration Thursday evening. The staff, residents and their families were invited to the homecoming parade, pep rally, dinner and dance. Southeast Lauderdale High School Marching Band, cheerleaders, and some members of the football team were also a...
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Preventative tank maintenance promotes longevity

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The most recent boil water notice in the city of Meridian occurred when the city had to switch water tanks due to routine maintenance. Standing 65 feet tall and 90 feet across a three-million-gallon tank is north Meridian’s primary source of clean water. Every eight...
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