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Former Governor William Winter and Wife Honored

Updated: 10/01/2010 - The group usually names a citizen of the year, but with this year's candidates, the Human Relations Commission of Lauderdale County Council of Governments thought Former Mississippi Governor William Winter and his wife, Elise Winter deserve a lifetime achievement award for all their state and national contributions.

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City, County Have Jail Agreement

Updated: 09/30/2010 - The Meridian City Council agreed Thursday to renew its contract with Lauderdale County to house city inmates at the county jail.

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Petition to Ban Eminent Domain Submitted

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation president, David Waide, says he's confident voters will approve an amendment that would ban the government from taking private property for private economic development projects.

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'See the Spending' Website Operational

Updated: 09/30/2010 - If you've ever wondered how much your city, county, or the state government is spending, the answers are now just a few clicks away.

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City-County Jail Contract in Limbo

Updated: 09/29/2010 - Meridian's agreement to house prisoners at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility will expire Sept. 30.

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Census, Redistricting Could Snag 2011 Elections

Updated: 09/29/2010 - As Mississippians get geared up for state and county elections next year, there are concerns that redistricting from the 2010 census could cause major problems.

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Hearing Set on Challenge to Personhood Amendment

Posted: 09/24/2010 - A Hinds County circuit judge is set to hear arguments Oct. 7 in a lawsuit that seeks to block a proposed state constitutional amendment defining life as beginning at conception.

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Residents Weigh In on Garbage Debate

Updated: 09/23/2010 - The mayor and three members of the Meridian City Council have been at odds for a month about which company should get a new waste pickup contract. Thursday, Newscenter 11 asked residents for their opinions.

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ECCC Hosts Voter Registration Drive

Updated: 09/23/2010 - East Central Community College took a step Thursday to make sure eligible students are registered to vote.

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Deadline Looming on Garbage Contract

Updated: 09/22/2010 - The city of Meridian has eight days to come up with a solution to its garbage dispute. If not, it could get smelly.

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Universities Seek Restoration of Stimulus Funds

Posted: 09/22/2010 - Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds says Mississippi's universities have shaved $91 million from operating expenses, but will still need more state money next fiscal year.

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Lawmakers Tackling Budgets

Posted: 09/20/2010 - Lawmakers are meeting this week to start on the 2012 budget. They estimate this could mean $500 million less going in to the 2012 budget year.

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Meridian City Hall Update

Updated: 09/17/2010 - Meridian officials expect to be in a newly renovated city hall by the end of February 2011.

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Choctaw Approved for Funding

Posted: 09/16/2010 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will get more than a million dollars from the Department of Justice for crime fighting.

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Hundreds Rally for Release of Mississippi Women

Life Sentence (WOWT)

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Nearly 200 protesters marched to the governor's mansion and the Mississippi Capitol to call for the release of two sisters who are serving life sentences for a robbery that netted $11.

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