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Candidates for Governor Look at Next Step

Updated: 08/04/2011 - There are now only three primary candidates left in the Mississippi governor's race. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant won the Republican nomination outright Tuesday. Democrats Johnny DuPree and Bill Luckett will compete for the nomination in an Aug. 23 runoff.

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Mississippi's WNV Count at Nine

Posted: 08/04/2011 - Dr. Paul Byers, Mississippi's acting state epidemiologist, says the West Nile virus is a statewide threat.

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Grant to Pay Flood Recovery Workers

Posted: 08/04/2011 - The Mississippi Department of Employment Security will use federal grant money to help governments and nonprofit groups hire workers to aid in flood recovery.

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Reputed Klansman Dies in Prison

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The Bureau of Prisons confirms that James Ford Seale has died. He was convicted of the 1960s kidnapping of two black men who were later found dead in the Mississippi River.

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Plenty of People 'Remember When'

Updated: 08/03/2011 - A new Facebook phenomenon, 'Remember when in Meridian MS', has over 1,500 members and counting in less than 24 hours.

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Heat Advisory for South

Updated: 08/03/2011 - With heat indices upwards of 110 degrees, care should be taken to avoid ill effects of extremely high temperatures, for people and pets.

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Judge Sets Deadline in Eminent Domain Case

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has given attorneys until Aug. 12 to file briefs in a challenge to an eminent-domain ballot initiative.

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Tisdale to Challenge

Updated: 08/03/2011 - Primary elections are over and at least one local candidate is vowing to file a challenge. He's former Kemper County Sheriff Sam Tisdale.

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Sollie Wins Republican Race for Sheriff

Updated: 08/03/2011 - Incumbent Billy Sollie defeated opponent Buck Roberts for the Republican spot in the race for Lauderdale County Sheriff. Sollie will now face Independent Ricardo Clayton in November's general election.

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Summary of Other Statewide Races

Updated: 08/02/2011 - There's a runoff in the Mississippi state treasurer's race. The November ballot is nearly set for agriculture commissioner.

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Reeves Defeats Hewes in Lt. Governor race

Posted: 08/02/2011 - State Treasurer Tate Reeves of Flowood has defeated state Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport in the Republican primary for Mississippi lieutenant governor.

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Bryant Wins GOP Primary for Governor, Democrats in Runoff

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon has won the five-man Republican primary for Mississippi governor. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale attorney and businessman Bill Luckett are headed to an Aug. 23 runoff for the Democratic nomination.

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Two Die in Neshoba County Wreck

Posted: 08/02/2011 - The Neshoba Democrat newspaper reports that two people died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Mississippi Highway, just west of Pearl River Resort.

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Two Suspects Detained in Drug Bust

Updated: 08/02/2011 - Meridian police say they have two men in custody following a drug bust along Interstate 20/59 Monday.

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New Commander for Training Wing 1

Updated: 08/02/2011 - NAS Meridian's Training Wing 1 has a new commodore. Capt. Keith Taylor was relieved by Capt. David Lobdell in a ceremony Tuesday.

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Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Hattiesburg police have arrested a Bay Springs woman on 11 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

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Healthwatch: Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/02/2011 - This is World Breastfeeding Week. Rush Hospital in Meridian supports the practice, which authorities say is beneficial for mothers and babies.

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City Grants Easement for MPC Project

Updated: 08/02/2011 - Mississippi Power plans to start laying pipes in September for its 'gray water' project with the city of Meridian.

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