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Candlelight vigil held for Dajon Huggins

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A balloon release and candlelight vigil were held Tuesday for 24-year-old Dajon Huggins, of Meridian, who was killed last Friday. Family and friends gathered at a business on 9th Street to celebrate Huggins’ life. He was found dead inside of a car near 22nd Ave. and 22nd St. Candles were lit and balloons were released. Huggins’ mother said he would have celebrated his birthday in September.
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4-year-old accidentally shot herself in Macon; died at hospital

MACON, Miss. (WTVA) - A 4-year-old accidentally shot herself in Macon. Macon Police Chief Davine Beck said the incident happened Saturday, Aug. 6 at a home on East Street. The police chief said the young girl found her father’s gun in a bedroom. She died at a local hospital.
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City of York to host Chick-fil-A food truck

The City of York will host a Chick-fil-A food truck on Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The truck will be present at the York City Hall parking lot on 607 2nd Avenue. All are welcome to come.
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'One in 30 million': Yet another rare orange lobster rescued, this time in Mississippi

For the second time in less than a month, a "1 in 30 million" lobster defied becoming dinner after being saved Monday from a Southern seafood restaurant tank. Last month, a rare orange lobster christened Cheddar was rescued from a Red Lobster in Hollywood, Florida. Named in honor of the chain's signature biscuits, the crustacean soon found haven at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.
MERIDIAN, MS
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Child dies in accidental shooting in Macon

MACON, Miss. (WCBI) – A little girl died after an accidental shooting over the weekend in Macon. Police Chief Davine Beck said the shooting happened Saturday evening on East Street. Officers arrived at the home to find the four-year-old had been shot. She was taken to Noxubee General Hospital,...
MACON, MS
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Educators discuss $34 million bond issue

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Public School District will be getting some significant upgrades due to the school bond issue passing Tuesday with 68% approval. This is the first bond issue since 2007. The district held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the plans. The district wanted to discuss...
MERIDIAN, MS
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Major upgrades planned with passage of school bond

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Security, media centers, HVAC systems, cafeterias, sports complex and so much more. The $34 million bond will go toward upgrades at all Meridian schools. “Oh, this is a huge game changer,” MPSD’s Director of Operations Clay Sims said. “I think about the children that we saw...
MERIDIAN, MS
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Opposing viewpoint: Lamar School

Land has accepted the challenge of being in charge at Lamar School and so far he has enjoyed the experience. For more on this story, read our news edition from Thursday, August 11 or click here to subscribe to our e-edition.

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Paul Lamar Franklin, Jr.

Mr. Paul Lamar Franklin, Jr., 65, of Meridian, MS, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of Supply, NC. Paul was predeceased by his wife, Sandra Franklin; parents, Paul and Jimmie Franklin; and sister, Karen Breland. Paul is survived by his son,...
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E.F. Young Hotel might see its last day in the near future

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The historic E.F. Young Hotel building has been in the spotlight for several years, but not for a good reason. The city council met Tuesday to discuss the future of this historic landmark. The E.F. Young Hotel is an important part of Meridian’s history, but after...
MERIDIAN, MS
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Rain chances stick around for the next few days

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Happy Wednesday, we are halfway through the week! Showers and storms are in the forecast for us today bringing us the potential for flash flooding. The risk is low for now, but be sure to stay updated with Storm Team 11 throughout the day as showers and storms slowly move through. Remember to never drive through a flooded area.
MERIDIAN, MS
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Paul Lamar Franklin, Jr., August 9

Mr. Paul Lamar Franklin, Jr., 65, of Meridian, MS, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of Supply, NC. Paul was predeceased by his wife, Sandra Franklin; parents, Paul and Jimmie Franklin; and sister, Karen Breland. Paul is survived by his son,...
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Rare orange lobster found in shipment at Red Lobster in Mississippi

Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An orange lobster was found in a shipment that arrived at a Red Lobster restaurant for the second time within a month. Ripley's Aquarium said the orange lobster, dubbed Biscuit, was found in a shipment at a Red Lobster restaurant in Meridian, Miss., and turned over to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
MERIDIAN, MS
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Victims identified in weekend shootings

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian police are continuing to determine who is responsible for a weekend of violence. The first shooting death took place Friday night near 22nd Ave. and 22nd St. Dajon Huggins, 24, was found dead inside of a car. On Saturday night, Demarco Jimerson, 31, was found...
MERIDIAN, MS
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Mostly cloudy skies are expected Tuesday with rain showers in the forecast

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Happy Taco Tuesday! We are expecting some early morning rain showers. So, be sure to grab onto that rain gear. Showers and storms stick around on and off again all day. Highs are nearing the lower 90s, and overnight lows in the lower 70s. Showers and storms stick are expected for the next few days. The heat does also so remember to practice heat safety.
MERIDIAN, MS
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Meridian School District bond issue passes in special election

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Voters passed a $34 million bond issue for Meridian Public School District in a special election Tuesday. The complete but unofficial results had the bond issue passing with 68% of the vote, a margin of 1,152 to 540. Here’s a breakdown of the voting results in...
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Boil water notice for Boligee

A boil water notice is in place for the Town of Boligee. According to a release from the city, this is due to low and inconsistent water pressure. The boil water notice only affects the Town of Boligee and people connected to the Eutaw Water System in that area. It is not system wide and does not affect the City of Eutaw.
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