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Officials Deplore Loss of Tanker Contract

Updated: 03/08/2010 - Officials in Alabama and Mississippi are blasting the Pentagon after Northrop Grumman decided to end its bid to build Air Force refueling tankers at a site in Mobile.

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Controversial School Reduction Idea Still Alive

Updated: 03/08/2010 - A bill in the Mississippi Legislature that will cut back school days and furlough teachers has already passed the Senate and the House vote may not be far behind.

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Voter ID Gets Place on 2011 Mississippi Ballot

Posted: 03/08/2010 - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says petitioners gathered more than enough signatures to put a voter ID initiative on Mississippi's ballot in November 2011.

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Sen. Jack Gordon Hospitalized

Updated: 03/08/2010 - Mississippi state Sen. Jack Gordon remained hospitalized Monday but his condition has been upgraded from critical to good.

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Reducing School Days Met with Opposition

Posted: 03/04/2010 - Mississippi students could be sitting in the classroom five fewer days for 2011 and 2012 school years, if the House of Representatives agrees to the state Senate proposal.

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Alabama Lawmakers Reject State Furloughs

Posted: 03/04/2010 - The Alabama Legislature has killed a plan by the State Personnel Board that would have let state agencies temporarily furlough state employees to avoid layoffs.

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Senate Gives Schools Option

Posted: 03/03/2010 - The Mississippi Senate has voted to give school districts the option of keeping children in class five fewer days for each of the next two years.

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Citizens Actively Oppose Road Closure

Updated: 03/02/2010 - The Valley Road Action Committee says the reasons given for closing part of the road near Atlas Roofing are invalid.

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Hitt Elected Board VP

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors settled the issue of a board vice-president with a vote at Monday's meeting.

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Hearing on Valley Road Closure

Updated: 03/01/2010 - Residents of Meridian and Lauderdale County get to make their voices heard Monday night on an issue that has stirred some strong emotions.

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More Talks on Budget But No Agreement

Posted: 02/26/2010 - Negotiators met briefly Friday at the Mississippi Capitol, but didn't agree on a plan to plug holes in the state budget.

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ACLU Loses Appeal on Felons Voting

Posted: 02/26/2010 - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of lawsuit filed by the ACLU, which claimed convicted felons in Mississippi were being denied their constitutional right to vote in presidential elections.

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Health Care Summit Ends

Updated: 02/25/2010 - Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker says about 59 percent of Americans and most Mississippians don't want the bill proposed by Democrats.

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