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Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree

Updated: 11/28/2010 - It's that time of year when people are cutting down the so-called perfect Christmas tree. They're trimming certain areas of the tree to get the size and shape just right. That's something Monte Knight is all too familiar with. He's with Knight's Family Christmas Trees in Meridian on South Frontage Road. He says other than trimming, there are certain steps you can take to get a great tree.

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Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Updated: 11/27/2010 - Thanksgiving is now behind us, and many families are planning for one of the next big holidays, Christmas. Part of this will likely include a Christmas Tree, but if you're not careful, they could present a safety hazard.

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Salvation Army Angel Tree Update

Updated: 11/26/2010 - Other than Christmas trees, there may be another type of tree on people's minds at this time of year; the Salvation Army Angel Trees. Officials with the Salvation Army say while shoppers were out during Black Friday, a number of them did adopt a few angels from the tree. They say, there are still a number of children who need to be adopted.

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Local Girls Donate Their Own Toys

Updated: 11/26/2010 - Meet Kayla and Jordan Gentry. Kayla is a fifth grader at Clarkdale Middle School and Jordan is a junior at Southeast High School. A neighbor gave Kayla and Jordan two giant garbage bags full of beanie babies. Rather than keep them, the girls gave the beanie babies to the Meridian Fire and Police Departments and Meridian's Wesley House.

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Thanksgiving Travels

Updated: 11/24/2010 - Triple A predicts the number of Americans traveling this week for Thanksgiving will rise 11.4% from last year. That means roughly 42.2 million travelers will be on the roads for trips of at least 50 miles from home. With all of these drivers out, Lauderdale County Sheriff Sollie says safety should always come first.

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Charities Need Help Meeting Thanksgiving Need

Updated: 11/22/2010 - Charities from all over east Mississippi and west Alabama have been slowly collecting all the traditional Thanksgiving food for the hungry. Some items are still in short supply.

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Preparing for the 'Singing Christmas Tree'

Updated: 11/16/2011 - Member of Meridian's Highland Baptist Church are working hard on a long time tradition of the church in order to get ready for the holiday season. This year brings in the 26th addition of the 'Singing Christmas Tree' at Highland Baptist Church.

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Bluegrass Music at Lauderdale Co. Welcome Center

Updated: 11/20/2010 - Brother John Sweeney and a local group of bluegrass musicians were at the Lauderdale County Welcome Center in Toomsuba. They were there in order to perform for the traveling public.

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Newton's First Ever Whistle Stop Marketplace

Updated: 11/20/2010 - Saturday was Newton's Whistle Stop Marketplace, a taste of the Holidays. The city took the opportunity to kick off the holiday season. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., customers had the chance to shop for unique, homemade items and sample quality food

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Local Colleges Come Together for Job Fair

Updated: 11/18/2010 - A job fair was held Thursday evening at MSU Meridian. With unemployment rates hovering around 10% throughout our area, finding a job right now is a difficult task. With some successful self promotion, area job seekers were able to put their best foot forward in the hunt for employment.

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Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Concert

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Sunday was the benefit concert with all proceeds going towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association's local 'lock-up' event. The Temple Theater hosted the event in their ballroom.

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Holiday Open House in Downtown Philadelphia

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Sunday was a busy day for residents and business owners in Philadelphia. The city hosted its holiday season open house in order to give customers a jump on holiday shopping and the city a boost to its economy.

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Community and School Relationships

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Dr. Randy McCoy, the Superintendent for Meridian Public Schools, met with business leaders this past Tuesday at the EMBDC's Business After Hours Event. That's where he talked about the significant role the community can and should play within the school system.

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Oldest MHS Alum Sings National Anthem

Updated: 11/13/2010 - The oldest alum from Meridian High School made a guest appearance this week showing of her talent that has left some people breathless.

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Lauderdale County Farm Supply Open House

Updated: 11/13/2010 - Eager holiday shoppers had another chance to get some early shopping done and a sneak peek at the latest items. Some of them did that at the Lauderdale County Farm Supply. Saturday was the Farm Supply's last day for their open house

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