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Chaney Discourages Coast-Only Rate Hikes

Updated: 12/24/2009 - A state regulator says insurers are being discouraged from asking for higher rates targeted at a specific region of Mississippi.

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Mayor Addresses Threefoot Project Obstacles

Updated: 12/23/2009 - Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry said Wednesday there are much larger considerations that inhibit the Threefoot project than simply whether or not she supports it.

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HRI Backs Out of Threefoot Project

Updated: 12/22/2009 - Meridian city officials have confirmed within the past few minutes that HRI is backing out of its agreement to renovate the Threefoot Building.

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State Employee Says Tweet Cost Her Job

Updated: 12/22/2009 - An employee of University Medical Center in Jackson says she resigned after being admonished over a message she posted on Twitter.

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Alabama Democrat Switches Parties

Updated: 12/22/2009 - Senior House aides say freshman Democratic lawmaker Parker Griffith of Alabama is switching to the Republican Party.

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Neshoba Leaders Seek Hospital Funding

Updated: 12/18/2009 - Leaders in Neshoba County says they are hopeful of securing HUD funding to help build a new Neshoba County hospital.

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Health Insurance Debate Continues in Senate

Posted: 12/16/2009 - Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker says the Senate version of a health insurance bill includes federal funds for abortion, cuts for Medicare and payments to nursing homes, as well as state mandates that will raise taxes in Mississippi and elsewhere.

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City Leaders at Odds Over Threefoot Project

Updated: 12/16/2009 - A Meridian City Council work session Wednesday revealed a rift between the council and Mayor Cheri Barry over the renovation of the Threefoot Building downtown.

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Shelby Blasts Heath Care Bill

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby criticized the health care reform being debated in Washington Tuesday, in a speech on the Senate floor.

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Hearing Set for Computer Contract Suit

Posted: 12/08/2009 - A judge has scheduled a hearing Jan. 7 on a suit filed by Democratic legislators in Alabama trying to stop a state computer contract signed by Gov. Bob Riley.

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Supervisors Discuss Demolition Costs

Updated: 12/07/2009 - Demolition of dilapidated houses in Meridian is set to begin again next month. But the cost of the work was raised during the county's board meeting Monday.

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Davis at Odds with State Chairman

Posted: 12/07/2009 - A congressman seeking to be Alabama's first black governor has run into an early obstacle, the leader of the black wing of the Alabama Democratic Party.

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Former Congressman Accused in Scuffle

Updated: 12/08/2009 - Police are investigating a fight between a former Mississippi congressman, Chip Pickering, and a youth-league soccer coach after a weekend game.

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Governor Makes Budget Cuts

Updated: 12/03/2009 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he is cutting almost $54.3 million from Mississippi's nearly $6 billion budget.

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State Resource Book Online

Updated: 12/02/2009 - The Mississippi secretary of state's office has published the latest edition of the Official and Statistical Register, better known as the blue book.

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Bryant Backs 'Performance Budgeting'

Updated: 12/01/2009 - Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant came to Meridian to talk about The Commission for a New Mississippi.

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