The World Famous Original Toughman & Tough Woman Contest will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Frank Cochran Community Center, 8 p.m., in Meridian's Highland Park. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Advance Tickets are on sale now for as low as $16, and are available at Bo Haraala Autoplex, the Music Emporium, and State Farm.
VIP, ringside and reserved tickets also are available.
Tickets will be $20 at the door.
Russ Andreacchio, a local promoter of the event, said about 30 fighters have signed up for the event so far.
He said there is still time to compete in the event. Fighters who haven't registered yet can register at the weigh-in scheduled Thursday at 7 p.m. at Art's Shedhouse on Eighth Street.
Fighters also can register late by 5 p.m. Friday at the Frank Cochran Center.
"This is an exciting sporting event as seen on Fox Sports Net," Andreacchio said.
He added that this is the fifth consecutive Toughman competition to be held in Meridian, but it will be another year before the next one.
- Local News
Body found in Clarke County
The body of a black woman was found Wednesday morning lying just off the side of a logging road in Clarke County.
MARION – Been to Marion lately? For a couple of years, this small town of about 1,600 people has been quietly, steadily growing – welcoming new businesses, building new homes.
Riley Foundation buys building for MSU
A purchase of property will boost Mississippi State University's growing presence in downtown Meridian.
Silver to provide air service indefinitely
The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to continue to provide air service to Meridian and four other communities until other air carriers can be found to serve the markets.
Fire officials say York, Ala. fires result of arson
YORK, Ala. — The Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled arson as the cause of two separate fires last week in the small city of York, located about 25 miles northeast of Meridian.
Two men charged in Tuesday chase
Two men reportedly involved in a chase that led authorities from three agencies around southern Lauderdale County have been charged.
- Dinner and entertainment
- Walk for Wellness attendees take it in stride
Authorities searching for suspect
Deputies with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and agents with the East Mississippi Drug Task Force got into a shootout with a man they suspected was involved in the shooting of a child last week in Marion.
- School locked down after shots fired
- More Local News Headlines
- Body found in Clarke County