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Tax Collector to Handle Garbage Contract Paperwork

Updated: 11/01/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors have authorized the tax collector's office to handle all paperwork associated with its contract with Arrow Disposal for garbage pickup.

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Interest High for Taylor vs. Palazzo

Updated: 11/01/2010 - In Mississippi, there are several competitive congressional races on Tuesday's ballot, including District 4.

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Sam Waggoner Dies at 88

Posted: 11/01/2010 - Former Mississippi highway commissioner Sam W. Waggoner has died. He was 88.

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Choctaw County Jail Shut Down

Updated: 11/01/2010 - The Choctaw County, Ala., Jail has been closed by order of the Alabama Fire Marshal's Office.

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Repeal of Housing Tax Breaks Issue for 2011

Posted: 11/01/2010 - A key Mississippi lawmaker sees no changes in a five-year-old housing tax credit law, until local governments and developers compromise.

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Alabama Gubernatorial Hopefuls Tour the State

Posted: 11/01/2010 - Republican Robert Bentley and Democrat Ron Sparks are flying from one end of Alabama to the other in search of votes on the final day of the gubernatorial campaign.

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Polling Sites Change Locations

Updated: 11/01/2010 - Before you head to the polls this week, here's something to remember. In Lauderdale County, four polling sites have changed locations.

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Absentee Voting Proves Popular

Posted: 10/28/2010 - Sumter County election official say absentee votes are expected to count for a large portion of the total votes cast.

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Poll Shows Thompson, Marcy in Close Race

Posted: 10/27/2010 - Democrat Bennie Thompson is out campaigning in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District, saying he's not taking for granted that he'll be re-elected next Tuesday. The latest poll shows his challenger, Bill Marcy of Meridian, is keeping the race neck and neck.

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House Leaders, State Directors Talk Budget

Posted: 10/27/2010 - Mississippi agency leaders have told lawmakers they cannot cut enough in their budgets in the next fiscal year, without crippling programs.

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Hewes Campaigning for Lt. Gov.'s Office

Updated: 10/26/2010 - State Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, held a campaign event Tuesday night in Meridian.

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Supervisors

Updated: 10/25/2010 - The Meridian Star has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission about Lauderdale County supervisors going 'off topic' during an executive session.

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MeridianTeaParty.com Host 'Get Out the Vote' Rally

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Member of MeridianTeaParty.com hosted a 'Get Out the Vote' Rally Saturday afternoon. From 2 to 5p.m., community members and leaders filled Meridian's Dumont Plaza.

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Part of Executive Session to Air Sunday

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Part of an executive session of the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors that has been the subject of controversy for allegedly covering an illegal topic will air Sunday during WTOK's 'On the Record' program.

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Jobless Rates Down in Twin States

Updated: 10/22/2010 - In September, the unemployment rate declined for the fifth consecutive month in Alabama and for the 6th straight month in Mississippi.

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