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Locals React to Pickering Lawsuit

Updated: 07/17/2009 - Local political watchers react to a lawsuit filed against a woman who allegedly broke up the marriage of former congressman Chip Pickering.

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Governors Meet on Gulf Coast

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Leaders of about half of the U.S. states and territories are gathering on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this weekend for the National Governors Association summer convention.

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Wife of Chip Pickering Claims He Had Affair

Updated: 07/16/2009 - The estranged wife of former Mississippi Third District Cong. Chip Pickering claims in a lawsuit that he had an affair that ruined their marriage.

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Hood Claims Barbour's Partial Vetoes Improper

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Mississippi's Democratic attorney general says the governor, a Republican, violated the state constitution by vetoing parts of two budget bills.

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Jones Takes Oath of Office, Begins Term

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The newest member of the Mississippi House of representatives was sworn in Friday, and immediately went to work in a special session.

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PSC Chair Outlines Agency Needs

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Mississippi Public Service Commission chairman Lynn Posey says it would cost the state less than $250,000 a year, if the PSC were allowed to hire three new staff members.

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McCoy: "No Resolution on PSC Staff"

Posted: 07/08/2009 - House Speaker Billy McCoy says Mississippi lawmakers are nowhere close to agreeing on budgets for the state's utility regulators.

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New Mayor, Aldermen Meet in Philadelphia

Updated: 07/08/2009 - Newly-elected Mayor James Young didn't waste any time getting right down to business at his first board of aldermen meeting in Philadelphia.

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Barbour Calls Special Session

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has called a special session so Mississippi lawmakers can finish budgets for state utility regulators.

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Barry Appointments

Updated: 07/07/2009 - At her first council meeting, Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry appointed a new chief administrative officer and a new city attorney.

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Black Mayors Conference Postponed

Posted: 07/06/2009 - The recession is causing organizers to delay a three-day conference designed to give black mayors from six southern states a chance to discuss economic development and the federal stimulus program.

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New Mayor on the Job

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Monday marked the first official day of work for newly-elected mayors in Mississippi, including Meridian's Cheri Barry.

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Budget Battle Costs Taxpayers

Updated: 07/06/2009 - The extended battle over the state budget cost taxpayers additional dollars as lawmakers and the governor pushed decisions to the final hours.

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Philadelphia Mayor Makes Plans

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Monday marks the first official day on the job for the newly elected mayor of Philadelphia. With his first meeting with the Board of Alderman set for Tuesday, Mayor James Young says he's preparing to request some changes.

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House District 82 Race Takes Centerstage

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Voters in the Mississippi House District 82 special election runoff will go to the polls Tuesday. Saturday is the last day for qualified voters to cast absentee ballots.

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Barbour on Budget, Politics

Posted: 06/26/2009 - Mississippi still has no budget agreement, but Gov. Haley Barbour indicated Friday morning there has been some movement in the negotiations.

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Barbour Says RGA Focused

Posted: 06/25/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour isn't saying anything about the affair of South Carolina governor, Mark Sanford. But he's moving forward as the new chair of the National Republican Governors Association.

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Meridian Inaugural Plans Announced

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Plans for the swearing in of Meridian's new mayor and city council have been set for July 2 at the Temple Theatre.

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