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District 5 Candidate Withdraws from Race

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Lauderdale County District 5 supervisor's candidate Daniel Cook has withdrawn from the race, meaning GOP winner Kyle Rutledge faces no opposition in November.

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Lawsuit Targets Fortune-Telling Ban

Posted: 08/22/2011 - The owner and operator of a Hattiesburg psychic and spiritual-reading business has sued the city, seeking unspecified damages. The city of Meridian recently dropped its fortunetelling ban.

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Absentee Ballot Fraud Concerns

Updated: 08/19/2011 - Mississippi circuit clerks are on the lookout for fraud, along with the Secretary of State, as the runoff nears.

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Rutledge Continues District 5 Campaign

Updated: 08/18/2011 - District 5 challenger Kyle Rutledge says he's optimistic about his chances in the Aug. 23 runoff with incumbent supervisor Ray Boswell.

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Denson Challenges Opponents to Debate

Posted: 08/18/2011 - Choctaw leader Beasley Denson has challenged his opponents to a debate, in advance of the Sept. 6 race for tribal chief.

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Hosemann Says No Delay in Runoffs

Posted: 08/17/2011 - Mississippi's secretary of state says the Aug. 23 runoffs will be held as scheduled, even though the Democratic Party was late in certifying results from the Aug. 2 primary.

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Boswell, Rutledge in Aug. 23 Runoff

Updated: 08/16/2011 - The Aug. 23 Republican runoff in Lauderdale County pits political newcomer Kyle Rutledge against a veteran incumbent, District 5 supervisor Ray Boswell.

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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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