Later this month, Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and Democratic challenger John Arthur Eaves will participate in their first one-on-one debate of the campaign season in Biloxi.
The September 20 event is at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theater. It's hosted by The Issues + Answers Lecture Series and sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi and The Sun Herald newspaper.
Although Barbour and Eaves have made dozens of appearances around the state, this is the first time they will appear on stage and take questions at the same time.
Campaign spokesmen said other debate invitations are being discussed, but no plans have been set. The general election is November 6.