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New Alabama Districts Approved

Posted: 11/22/2011 - The U.S. Justice Department has approved new lines for congressional districts and for the state school board that were drawn by the Alabama Legislature earlier this year.

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Judges Ready to Redraw Congressional Districts

Posted: 11/22/2011 - A panel of three federal judges said Tuesday that it would draw new lines for Mississippi's four congressional districts, if the state legislature doesn't meet a deadline in about two weeks for a new map.

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Boswell to Retire a Bit Early

Posted: 11/22/2011 - One of the most vocal figures within Lauderdale County government is stepping down a couple of days before the end of his term.

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Alabama Collected Lowest Taxes in FY '09

Posted: 11/14/2011 - A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows Alabama collected fewer tax dollars per resident than any other state in fiscal year 2009.

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GOP Gains Control of Mississippi House

Updated: 11/14/2011 - In 2012, a majority of the Mississippi House of Representatives will be Republican for the first time since Reconstruction.

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Choctaw Resort Restructures Debt

Posted: 11/11/2011 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has received a six-month extension on loans due in November.

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Houston Concedes Race, Thanks Supporters

Updated: 11/10/2011 - District 83 candidate, Gary Houston, a Democrat, thanked his supporters during a news conference Wednesday. Houston also said he's concerned about the shortage of electronic voting machines at some precincts.

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Governors Meet with Mayors,Tribal Chief

Updated: 11/09/2011 - The governors of Mississippi and Alabama joined other leaders in Meridian for a summit on strategies that would help the region best address its challenges.

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Lawsuit Over Long Lines Withdrawn

Updated: 11/09/2011 - There was controversy during Thursday's elections in Lauderdale County, long lines and complaints of not enough voting machines.

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Ballot Mix-Up in Kemper County

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Kemper County officials are trying to determine how many people voted in the House District 42 race when they should have voted in District 43.

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Abramoff Admits Using Choctaw Money in Alabama

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff writes in his new book that he spent $20 million from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to defeat gambling expansion in Alabama.

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Big Turnout Leads to Long Lines

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Multiple precincts in Lauderdale County had long waits as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday.

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