Bland Cuts Ribbon at HQ

One of the candidates for mayor of Meridian officially opened his campaign headquarters Friday.

Democrat Percy Bland held a ribbon cutting for the headquarters, located at 8th Street and 22nd Avenue downtown.

Bland was joined by supporters. He said he's excited about the campaign.

"I think it's going to be a community effort," said Bland. "I think our crime and some other things that need improving are going to happen, but it's going to need community involvement, and community effort to make that happen here in Meridian. "

Bland will face fellow Democrats William Compton, Jr., Joe Norwood and Casandra Sloan in the upcoming Democratic primary. The winner will face Republican Cheri Barry in the general election.

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