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By Victoria Hosey
The Meridian Star 

Cowboys defend state line during 'border war' in Meridian


MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Melinda Kramer knew her life was about to change after a flyer in a country western store caught her eye.

Instead of a new pair of boots, Kramer brought home a brand new hobby, a sport known as "cowboy mounted shooting".

Six years later, Kramer was one of many competitors who were locked, loaded, and ready to compete in the first-ever Alabama — Mississippi Border War in Meridian.

Held at the Lauderdale County Agricultural Center, the event centered around the battle between the "River Bottom Shooters" and "Dixie Long Riders" to settle a rivalry that transcends fro...

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