Bland Wins Democratic Primary

Meridian insurance agent Percy Bland has won a 4-way race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Meridian. He took 61% of the vote.

Casandra Sloan, manager of Manpower, placed second with 23%. Lauderdale County supervisor Joe Norwood was third with 14%. Meridian High school teacher William Compton was fourth with 2%.

Bland will face Republican Cheri Barry, who was unopposed for the GOP nomination, in the June 2 general election.

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