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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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Bland Gets Democrat Endorsements

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Democratic nominee for mayor of Meridian, Percy Bland, has received endorsements from two candidates he defeated in last week's primary.

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Harris Calls News Conference, Refuses Questions

Updated: 05/12/2009 - A candidate for Mississippi House District 82, Meridian Ward 5 city councilman John Harris, called a news conference Monday, sort of. He didn't actually answer any questions from the media, however.

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Several Candidates Running in District 82

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Candidates have until 12 noon Saturday to qualify to run for the House of Representatives District 82 seat in a June 9 special election.

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Special Election Deadline Looms

Updated: 05/07/2009 - People wanting to run in a special election to fill the Mississippi House District 82 seat, held by Rep. Charles Young, Sr., till his death Apr. 29, have to qualify by 5 p.m. Friday.

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Melton Loses Primary, Hospitalized

Updated: 05/06/2009 - An unsuccessful primary bid for re-election has turned much more serious for the indicted mayor of Mississippi's largest city.

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