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Candidates Prepare for Election Day

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The night before Meridian's municipal elections, the two candidates for mayor are making a push to the finish line.

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Campaign Finances and the Mayor's Race

Updated: 05/27/2009 - During a Tuesday night debate, one of the main disagreements between Cheri Barry and Percy Bland was their supporters.

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Mayoral Debate to Air Again

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The mayoral debate sponsored by WTOK-TV and The Meridian Star will be re-broadcast several times before the general election.

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President Makes High Court Pick

Posted: 05/26/2009 - President Barack Obama has chosen New York jurist Sonia Sotomayor to succeed Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court.

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Lawmakers Return to Jackson

Posted: 05/26/2009 - With time running short, Mississippi lawmakers come back to the Capitol Tuesday after a two-week break.

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Voter Identification Petition Drive

Updated: 05/25/2009 - It's back to business for the Mississippi Legislature. While lawmakers prepare to return to work, efforts are gearing up to revive a voter ID initiative.

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Lawmakers Again Tackling Budget

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Budget talks have resumed this week at the Mississippi Capitol. Lawmakers say they hope to agree on a proposal before the full legislature comes back May 26.

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Barfield Announces Campaign

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A candidate running for House of Representatives, Robert Barfield, Sr., officially announced his campaign Wednesday.

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Carr Wins Newton Runoff

Updated: 05/20/2009 - There will be a new mayor in the city of Newton, though it hasn't yet been decided who it will be.

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Young Claims Victory in Philadelphia

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The Philadelphia mayoral race is close, with a 41-vote difference between Democrats James Young and Rayburn Waddell. That total does not include 44 affidavit ballots.

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Mississippi Voters Decide Mayoral Runoffs

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Mississippi cities held runoffs Tuesday. In Philadelphia, former Neshoba County supervisor James Young led incumbent Mayor Rayburn Waddell in a tight Democratic Party runoff.

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Runoffs Held in Municipal Races

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Runoffs are being held Tuesday for the office of mayor in Philadelphia and Newton, and for a board of alderman seat in Hickory.

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Cigarette Tax Hike Kicks In

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Smokers across Mississippi are digging deeper into their wallets for every pack of cigarettes they buy, and some of them are plenty unhappy about it.

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Siegelman, Scrushy Denied Full Court Hearing

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the requests of former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman, and former HealthSouth CEO, Richard Scrushy, for the full 12-judge court to review their case.

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Mayoral Candidates on Campaign Trail

Updated: 05/15/2009 - The two remaining candidates for mayor of Meridian, Republican Cheri Barry and Democrat Percy Bland were on the campaign trail together again Thursday, hitting on some common themes.

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Budget Negotiations Stalled

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Legislators working on a Mississippi spending plan for the coming fiscal year are at an impasse.

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