Mayoral Candidates to Debate May 30

Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Mayoral Debate, sponsored by WTOK-TV and The Meridian Star, is May 30 at Meridian Community College.

A limited number of tickets that were available for the event have been claimed. But the debate will air live on WTOK, Channel 11, starting at 8 p.m., and will also be streamed live at and

"We thought it would be a great way for the public to actually meet and get to know the candidates," said Meridian Star publisher, Tim Holder. "And, hopefully, if we have some undecided voters out there, to help solidify their choice."

All candidates for mayor have agreed to participate:
Republican nominee, Mayor Cheri Barry, Democratic nominee, Percy Bland, and independents, Wally Hudnall and Walter Patton.