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Absentee Voting Deadline

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Saturday, June 6, is the deadline to vote absentee in the upcoming special election.

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Special Election Voting Information

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Voters in Lauderdale County are being advised to check their registration cards to see if they are eligible to cast a ballot in the June 9 special election.

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Smith Wins Ward 5, Harris Moves On

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Meridian's Ward 5 councilman, John Harris, lost his bid for re-election, to the man he defeated in 2005.

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Barry, Bland Take Next Steps

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Mayor-elect Cheri Barry said Wednesday she will soon start moving forward with city business. Her opponent, Percy Bland, said he wants to make sure all votes were counted.

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Meridian Elections Close

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Meridian's general election involved three close races, with one lead being razor-thin Tuesday night.

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Barry, Bland Await Results

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The two candidates for mayor of Meridian spent the last few hours of their campaigning time trying to get supporters to the polls.

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Moore Making Second Bid for Governor

Posted: 06/01/2009 - "Ten Commandments judge", former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, Roy Moore, has announced he is running again for governor of Alabama.

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Candidates Prepare for Election Day

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The night before Meridian's municipal elections, the two candidates for mayor are making a push to the finish line.

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Campaign Finances and the Mayor's Race

Updated: 05/27/2009 - During a Tuesday night debate, one of the main disagreements between Cheri Barry and Percy Bland was their supporters.

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Mayoral Debate to Air Again

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The mayoral debate sponsored by WTOK-TV and The Meridian Star will be re-broadcast several times before the general election.

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Voter Identification Petition Drive

Updated: 05/25/2009 - It's back to business for the Mississippi Legislature. While lawmakers prepare to return to work, efforts are gearing up to revive a voter ID initiative.

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Barfield Announces Campaign

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A candidate running for House of Representatives, Robert Barfield, Sr., officially announced his campaign Wednesday.

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Carr Wins Newton Runoff

Updated: 05/20/2009 - There will be a new mayor in the city of Newton, though it hasn't yet been decided who it will be.

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Young Claims Victory in Philadelphia

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The Philadelphia mayoral race is close, with a 41-vote difference between Democrats James Young and Rayburn Waddell. That total does not include 44 affidavit ballots.

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Mississippi Voters Decide Mayoral Runoffs

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Mississippi cities held runoffs Tuesday. In Philadelphia, former Neshoba County supervisor James Young led incumbent Mayor Rayburn Waddell in a tight Democratic Party runoff.

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Runoffs Held in Municipal Races

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Runoffs are being held Tuesday for the office of mayor in Philadelphia and Newton, and for a board of alderman seat in Hickory.

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Mayoral Candidates on Campaign Trail

Updated: 05/15/2009 - The two remaining candidates for mayor of Meridian, Republican Cheri Barry and Democrat Percy Bland were on the campaign trail together again Thursday, hitting on some common themes.

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Top Two Face Voter Questions

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The two candidates running for mayor of Meridian faced questions from a radio audience Wednesday.

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Attorney for John Harris' Wife Speaks

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The attorney for the estranged wife of Ward 5 Meridian city councilman John Harris has some things to say about him, on the heels of a news conference held by Harris Monday.

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