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Feds Seek Reinstatement of Drilling Moratorium

Updated: 07/07/2010 - Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deep water drilling declared after BP's oil well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico.

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New Administrator Begins Work

Updated: 07/06/2010 - Lauderdale County's new administrator is coming into the job facing the same tight budget for Fiscal 2011.

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Sheriff Appointment Latest

Updated: 06/29/2010 - A new sheriff has been appointed in Greene County, Ala., but commissioners are trying to block the governor's choice.

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Vice-President to Visit Gulf

Updated: 06/25/2010 - The White House confirms that Vice-President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf Coast Tuesday to review the efforts to combat the massive oil spill.

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Supervisors Working on New Budget

Updated: 06/24/2010 - Lauderdale County's board of supervisors has begin the lengthy process of budget meetings, as it prepares an FY 2011 budget.

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Marcy Wins District 2 GOP Runoff

Posted: 06/22/2010 - Bill Marcy won the GOP nomination for Congress in Mississippi's second district. He'll face Democratic Cong. Bennie Thompson in November.

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Judge Blocks Drilling Moratorium

Updated: 06/22/2010 - A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new deep water drilling projects imposed by President Obama in response to the Gulf oil spill.

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Second District GOP Runoff Tuesday

Posted: 06/22/2010 - Voters in the 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi are choosing a Republican nominee in voting Tuesday.

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Commissioners Challenge Sheriff Appointment

Posted: 06/22/2010 - Greene County commissioners are challenging the governor's appointment of a sheriff for the county as they try to protect the county's electronic bingo casino, which the governor considers illegal.

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Agreement Reached on Name for FBI Building

Posted: 06/18/2010 - A new FBI building in Jackson will be named for three civil rights workers murdered in 1964, as well as for a federal agent who investigated their deaths.

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Bentley Tops Alabama GOP Recount

Updated: 06/18/2010 - Robert Bentley is headed to the Republican runoff for governor as he leads Tim James by more than 200 votes, with just one rural county left to report in the statewide recount.

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Sierra Club, Others Sue to Stop Kemper Plant

Updated: 06/18/2010 - The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit trying to stop Mississippi Power Co. from developing a coal-fired, electric-generating plant in the east central part of the state.

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Nuckolls Donates Property to City

Posted: 06/16/2010 - An area of Meridian that has long needed revitalization got a big jolt from a local resident Tuesday.

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Local Tea Party Group Meets

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Members of MeridianTeaParty.com plan to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend by spreading the word about issues they say are vital to the future of the U.S.

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Recount Begins in Alabama GOP Primary

Posted: 06/15/2010 - The recount from the Republican primary for governor is beginning in many counties, but some counties won't start until later in the week.

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BP Executive Speaks to Congress

Posted: 06/15/2010 - The head of BP America is telling Congress that, despite the catastrophic oil spill, the U.S. cannot do without oil from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Alabama GOP Recount Starts Tuesday

Posted: 06/14/2010 - A spokesman for the Alabama Republican Party says most counties should begin Tuesday recounting the votes in the primary for governor.

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Alabama Registration Deadline

Posted: 06/11/2010 - The last day for new voters to register in time for Alabama's runoff elections is July 2.

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Alabama Recount Results Likely Next Week

Posted: 06/09/2010 - Alabama Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard says it may be the middle of next week before a recount is completed in the Republican runoff for governor.

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