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Candidates Speak at MHA Forum

Posted: 03/25/2009 - All five of Meridian's mayoral candidates appeared in a forum together sponsored by the Meridian Housing Authority's Resident Advisory Board.

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Meridian Prepares for 2009 Elections

Posted: 03/09/2009 - The city of Meridian is preparing for its first election since about 1,500 new voters were added through annexation.

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Snowden Frustrated by Death of Voter ID

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A Republican lawmaker from Meridian said he is frustrated with members of his own party over a voter ID bill that died this session.

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2009 Mississippi Municipal Elections

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mississippi will have municipal elections in 2009. Here are the lists of candidates from cities and towns in east Mississippi.

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NAACP Objects to Post-Annexation Ward Lines

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP has filed a protest with the U.S Department of Justice of Meridian's voting wards for the 2009 municipal elections.

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Appeals Court Upholds Ike Brown Conviction

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Noxubee County Democratic chairman Ike Brown for violating the rights of white voters.

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Norwood to Run for Mayor

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Lauderdale County District 4 supervisor Joe Norwood, a Democrat, said Wednesday he will run for mayor of Meridian.

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Marcy Welcomes Competition

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Bill Marcy was the first to make known his intentions to run for mayor of Meridian in October 2008. Since then, several have entered the race. Marcy said he welcomes the competition.

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Barry Makes Candidacy Official

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Republican candidate Cheri Barry officially kicked off her campaign for mayor of Meridian Wednesday.

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House Panel Delays Alabama Photo ID Bill

Posted: 02/11/2009 - An Alabama House committee has delayed action on a bill to require voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls.

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Analyzing Meridian Politics

Updated: 02/10/2009 - With the long-time mayor of Meridian not running for a fifth term, what will it mean for this year's election?

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Smith Schedules News Conference

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Meridian's mayor has called a news conference for Tuesday to announce his intentions for this year's municipal elections.

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Senate Approves Voter Roll Bill

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill giving the secretary of state the authority to purge voter rolls in some counties.

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Senate Removes Voter ID Exemption

Posted: 02/04/2009 - The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and changed a voter identification bill that it originally passed in January.

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House Passes Voter ID Bill

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A bill that passed the Mississippi House Elections Committee Tuesday would expand early voting and require voters to show identification, with or without a photo, at the polls.

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Bland Formally Announces Candidacy

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Meridian insurance agent, Percy Bland, officially announced Tuesday that he's a Democratic candidate for mayor.

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Meridian Mayor's Race Already Underway

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Meridian and other Mississippi municipalities will elect mayors and city council members in mid-year elections. For months, names have been popping up in Meridian.

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Keahey to Seek District 22 Seat

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Alabama state Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill announced Friday that he will run for the District 22 seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Pat Lindsey.

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