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MLT Director Dies

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Locals are mourning the loss of a beloved Meridian entertainer. Longtime Meridian Little Theatre Director, Jimmy Pigford, has died. Arrangements for him are now being released.

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Computer Luring Arrest

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Another arrest has been made as part of an ongoing investigation into adults soliciting sex from minors.

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Tree Giveaway

Updated: 02/04/2013 - A local agency is getting an early start on celebrating Arbor Day.

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Crime Rate Latest

Updated: 02/02/2013 - Over the last few months crime has been a hot topic in Meridian. According to the district attorney, the number of crimes being reported to his office is on the decline.

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Bad Check Roundup

Updated: 02/01/2013 - People who have written bad checks are on the radar of the district attorney's office.

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Graduation Rate Increase

Updated: 01/30/2013 - There's some encouraging news about the graduation rate for east Mississippi's largest school district.

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COFO Building Restoration

Updated: 01/28/2013 - Efforts are gaining steam to restore one of Meridian's historic buildings.

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Home Invasion Arrests

Updated: 01/28/2013 - Four arrests have been made in a home invasion that led to gunshots being fired in west Alabama.

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Demopolis Arrests

Updated: 01/25/2013 - Police in Demopolis have identified and arrested two women who were wanted for allegedly stealing from Wal-Mart.

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Civil Rights Icon Speaks Out Against Crime

Updated: 01/26/2013 - It has been almost two months since Roscoe Jones was shot during a robbery attempt. For the first time, he's speaking out about what happened.

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Homeless Count

Updated: 01/22/2013 - Today marks the kickoff of a national effort to count the number of people who are homeless in the U.S.

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Armed Robbery

Updated: 01/19/2013 - The search is on for suspects in Meridian's latest armed robbery. It happened around 6:20 Friday morning at the Shell Convenience Store on North Hills Street.

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Energy Assistance Problems

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Amid the cold conditions, there's a backlog of people seeking energy assistance in several East Mississippi counties.

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Robbery Arrest

Updated: 01/17/2013 - A West Alabama man is being charged with two robberies in Demopolis.

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Beginning Tax Filing Date Delayed

Updated: 01/15/2013 - It's almost tax time, and this year is shaping up to be an historic one. The IRS is starting to accept returns at a later date. Also, filing taxes for 2012 could affect individuals' health care costs.

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College Enrollment Declining

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Enrollment at Mississippi's community colleges is dropping. A new study from the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama reveals that enrollment fell last fall at all but one of Mississippi's 15 community colleges. Adjustments to financial aid are being blamed.

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Businesses React To Crime

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Despite recently released numbers which show a drop in some crimes, Meridian police are still advising the public to be vigilant. Meridian business owners are taking heed to the advice.

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Police Response Concerns

Updated: 01/09/2013 - A witness is expressing concerns about how police handled the investigation into an armed robbery late Tuesday in Meridian.

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New Habitat Initiative

Updated: 01/08/2013 - A new initiative is helping to provide needed repairs for some houses in Lauderdale County.

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