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LCSO Plans Year-End Purchases

Posted: 08/16/2011 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department says it plans to buy several large-ticket items with money remaining in the current budget.

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State Auditor Updates Clarke County Investigation

Updated: 08/15/2011 - Four months after ordering the Clarke County Circuit Clerk's accounts frozen, officials from the Mississippi state auditor's office Monday updated its findings.

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School Systems Adopt Sex Education Policies

Updated: 08/12/2011 - Mississippi lawmakers passed legislation in March requiring public schools to implement an abstinence-only or an abstinence-plus sex education program by the 2012-13 school year.

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Alabama Corruption Trial Ends

Posted: 08/12/2011 - Federal prosecutors didn't get a single conviction after a 2-month trial in Alabama that alleged corruption between some lawmakers, lobbyists and casino owners.

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Lewis Endorses Rainey

Posted: 08/09/2011 - A former candidate for tax assessor in Lauderdale County is endorsing a former opponent.

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Reminder of Primary Runoffs

Updated: 08/08/2011 - Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson is reminding voters about another primary election this month.

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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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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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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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Alabama Immigration Law Challenged

Updated: 08/02/2011 - Alabama's new immigration law, that allows police to detain people they suspect of being illegal immigrants after a traffic stop, is being challenged by the Obama administration.

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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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Anderson Confirms Run for Chief

Updated: 08/03/2011 - Phyliss Anderson told her supporters Monday evening that she will run for the position of Choctaw Tribal Chief.

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