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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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Barbour: "Budget Impasse Continues"

Posted: 06/25/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour told reporters Thursday, with no agreement on the $5 billion spending plan, particularly for Medicaid, he won't set a special session date.

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District 82 Race Could Affect House Power

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Both Republicans and Democrats agree that one reason the House District 82 race in Mississippi is so important is because it could determine which party controls the House of Representatives.

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Diaz, Wife Suing Lampton

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Oliver and Jennifer Diaz are suing a former U.S. attorney in Mississippi for allegedly conspiring to ruin the couple's lives.

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Barry Has Message for Leaders

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Meridian mayor-elect Cheri Barry was the guest speaker at the EMBDC's Business Before Hours Tuesday, during which Leadership Lauderdale students graduated.

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Marcy Opens Campaign HQ

Updated: 06/23/2009 - House District 82 runoff candidate Bill Marcy opened a campaign headquarters on Front Street Tuesday.

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Barbour Says Budget Agreement Not Legal

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour says he has executive authority to keep "critical" agencies operating, if there's no Mississippi state budget when the new fiscal year begins next week.

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Barbour Says Medicaid Issue Unresolved

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour says he won't call lawmakers back for a special session to pass a state budget because a Medicaid agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators prevents reductions.

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