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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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Top Two Face Voter Questions

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The two candidates running for mayor of Meridian faced questions from a radio audience Wednesday.

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Federal Judge Refuses to Enforce Gag Order

Posted: 05/13/2009 - A federal judge has refused to enforce a gag order against an attorney for late Jackson Mayor Frank Melton, who died just days before his civil rights trial was to begin.

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FEMA Grants Mississippi Disaster Declaration

Posted: 05/13/2009 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Gov. Haley Barbour's request for a disaster declaration in 10 of 30 counties hit in late March with severe storms and flooding.

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Attorney for John Harris' Wife Speaks

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The attorney for the estranged wife of Ward 5 Meridian city councilman John Harris has some things to say about him, on the heels of a news conference held by Harris Monday.

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Melton Remembered for Dedication to Jackson

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The late Jackson mayor, Frank Melton, was remembered during a memorial service Tuesday as a larger-than-life personality who dedicated his life to helping others.

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Prosecutors Seek Longer Sentence for Siegelman

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Federal prosecutors have recommended that former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman, be sentenced to 20 years in prison when he receives a new sentencing hearing in federal court in Montgomery.

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Mississippi Working on Stimulus Money Plan

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The governor's office is working on guidelines on how to distribute the $321 million in federal stimulus money set aside for education.

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Leaders Say Cuts Coming

Updated: 05/11/2009 - With the current state of Mississippi's economy, the question is not if cuts will be made within state departments and agencies, but how much?

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Bland Gets Democrat Endorsements

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Democratic nominee for mayor of Meridian, Percy Bland, has received endorsements from two candidates he defeated in last week's primary.

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Harris Calls News Conference, Refuses Questions

Updated: 05/12/2009 - A candidate for Mississippi House District 82, Meridian Ward 5 city councilman John Harris, called a news conference Monday, sort of. He didn't actually answer any questions from the media, however.

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