Threefoot Hotel set to open in October

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An October debut is planned for the multi-million dollar Threefoot Hotel project. “We have talked to the owners, and they are wrapping things up as we speak. We are looking for good things to happen. We are trying to make sure we have done everything that we are supposed to do in that position,” said Meridian Mayor Jimmie Smith.
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A cold front will help bring in the change of seasons

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Today is the final day of summer, and it will feel like it. Expect a warm and muggy day with highs in the upper 80s & heat indices in the 90s. Showers and storms can be expected more-so by late afternoon/evening ahead of (and along) a cold front. The front crosses this evening, and it’ll bring significant changes in its wake.
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Heavy storms likely Tuesday, then cooler weather arrives

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An end to the rain is approaching, but first, there’s one more rainy day. A cold front will bring a round of heavy showers and thunderstorms to us on Tuesday afternoon and evening. The cold front will sweep the rain and clouds away, and it will bring a cool snap of fall-like weather just in time for the beginning of fall. The beginning of fall occurs with the Autumnal Equinox on Wednesday afternoon.

Local doctor stresses importance of flu vaccine during pandemic

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Dr. Fred Duggan with Rush Health Systems is reminding folks about getting a flu vaccine. Dr. Duggan explained how hospitals have been overwhelmed across the country and in Mississippi due to COVID patients and that a rise in flu patients would only make things worse. However,...

Idaho Ranks Second Nationally in Population Growth Rate According to 2020 Census Data

BOISE - According to 2020 Census data, Idaho’s population grew 17.3% in the 10 years since the 2010 Census, which was the second-fastest rate nationally, to Utah’s first-place growth of 18.5%. During the decade, the gem state netted 271,524 new residents through natural increases and in-migration internationally and from other U.S. states. After Utah and Idaho, the top five states for growth included Texas, North Dakota and Nevada.

Court records - 09/17/21

Kim Aarstad (DOB 1963) of East Helena; charged with exceeding the maximum posted speed limit (16 mph or more) on Aug. 15 by BFPD. Disposition: Guilty with fines of $98.50 and costs of $56.50. Jakobe C. C. Akins (DOB 2001) of Coeur d’Alene; charged with driving under the influence under...

Waitr hiring 200 drivers in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Are you looking for a new job? A popular food delivery service, Waitr, is looking to hire 200 new contract drivers. Waitr said the drivers, once activated as independent contractors, will be able to start immediately. Requirements for applicants include a valid driver’s license, proof of...

ESSER funds approved for Meridian Public Schools

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - In a Meridian Public School District board meeting ESSER funds were approved to help Meridian Public Schools combat COVID-19 and ensure the safety of students. ESSER funds are money from the federal government to support schools through the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds unanimously approved today were...
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New Republic Airways aviation campus to bring 1,900 jobs to Carmel

CARMEL, Ind. — Republic Airways — one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S. — plans to move its training activities and corporate headquarters to Carmel, the city and airline jointly announced Monday. According to the city, Republic Airways will be part of a redevelopment project along the Meridian...

Meridian’s Population Has Exploded in Last 30 Years

If it feels a little more crowded than it used to, you're right. Last year was a census year. Remember when we all had to fill out this questionnaire about our lives? The Constitution requires that this be taken every 10 years to gauge where the nation is at. Not only does it determine population numbers, but it is also used to determine seats in the House of Representatives, the allocation of federal funding, and more.

Chaz Groat Memorial On Tap For Salt Lake Midgets

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The Rocky Mountain Focus Midgets will return to Meridian Speedway Sept. 24-25 for what could be its biggest race weekend of the season. The weekend will be the inaugural first Chaz Groat Memorial race. It will be the final visit of the year to Meridian Speedway for the Rocky Mountain Focus Midgets.

Lakewood cross country hosts meet

In Lakewood High School's first home meet of the cross country season, Lakewood’s Gavin Darrah outran runners from Sehome, Mount Vernon and Ferndale to earn first place. He ran the course in 16:57, which was a personal best. Overall, Lakewood’s boys and girls teams placed second during the four-team meet,...

Butler events calendar

1. Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles!; 2. Open House and Cake Tasting; 3. ADSAR with SARTECH I certification; 4. Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE); 5. Storytime;