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Personhood Initiative Gets Voters to Polls

Updated: 11/08/2011 - An initiative to amend the Mississippi Constitution to say that life, and human rights, begin at fertilization was on the general election ballot. Elections officials say this issue, more than any other, brought bigger crowds to the polls Tuesday.

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Statewide Elections in Mississippi

Updated: 11/08/2011 - Mississippi voters are preparing to elect a new governor, fill all 174 legislative seats and decide three ballot initiatives, including one that could provoke a national legal battle over abortion.

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Bentley Wants Simpler Immigration Law

Posted: 11/08/2011 - Gov. Robert Bentley says Alabama's new immigration law is complicated and he wants the state legislature to simplify it.

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Industrial Park Tenants Speak Out

Posted: 11/07/2011 - Business owners brought their concerns about a possible location of a solid waste transfer station to the Lauderdale County board of supervisors Monday.

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Personhood Amendment Emotional for Mississippi Voters

Updated: 11/05/2011 - Mississippi's Personhood Initiative seems to have stirred up more emotion than any other item on the Nov. 8 ballot. Even some people who are pro-life don't want to see the amendment pass.

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Voter ID Initiative on Nov. 8 Ballot

Updated: 11/03/2011 - The Voter ID Initiative would require that voters show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. The Mississippi Legislature has been unable to pass such a law. But voters might do it Tuesday.

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A Look at the Personhood Initiative

Updated: 11/02/2011 - Perhaps the most emotional of three initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot is the one seeking to define 'person' to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent.

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Mississippi Ballot Initiatives

Updated: 11/08/2011 - Mississippi will have three statewide initiatives on the general election ballot. Click to read the questions and get an explanation of both sides of the issues.

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Miller Named Interim CAO

Updated: 11/01/2011 - Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry has appointed homeland security director, Tim Miller, to be the city's interim chief administrative officer.

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Narcotics Dog Donated to City

Updated: 11/01/2011 - Meridian's police department has acquired a 15-month-old dog that will be used in narcotics enforcement.

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NJ Governor to Campaign for Bryant

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The Republican nominee for Mississippi governor is getting campaign help next week from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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Republicans Open Headquarters

Updated: 10/25/2011 - Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant joined local Republicans in opening a GOP headquarters in downtown Meridian.

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Statewide Elections Two Weeks Away

Updated: 10/24/2011 - Mississippi's important statewide elections are two weeks away. But some who qualify are voting now by absentee ballot.

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