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Controversy in Mayor's Race

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Some statements about bipartisan support at a recent Meridian mayoral candidates forum is leading to some very partisan bickering.

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Wicker Briefed on Drug War

Posted: 03/31/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says he's pleased the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has gotten a closer look at the escalating drug-related violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Melton: Feds Injecting Race into His Case

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Mayor Frank Melton claims federal prosecutors are trying to inject race into his next criminal trial of with a proposed jury questionnaire.

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Mabus Named Secretary of the Navy

Posted: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama has nominated former Mississippi governor, Ray Mabus, to be the Secretary of the Navy.

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Judge Puts Melton Back on Ballot

Posted: 03/26/2009 - A judge has ordered a Democratic committee to put Jackson Mayor Frank Melton's name back on the May 5 party primary ballot.

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Harris to Head MUW Police

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Meridian City Councilman John C. Harris, Sr., has been named chief of police of Mississippi University for Women's Police Department.

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Candidates Speak at MHA Forum

Posted: 03/25/2009 - All five of Meridian's mayoral candidates appeared in a forum together sponsored by the Meridian Housing Authority's Resident Advisory Board.

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Ike Brown in Political Flap

Posted: 03/24/2009 - The chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, Jamie Franks, says an emergency meeting held by party members this past weekend was illegal.

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DNA Bill Among Several Signed by Governor

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into a law a bill that requires the state to preserve biological or DNA evidence gathered in felony investigations.

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Shelby Questions Geithner's Role

Posted: 03/17/2009 - A senior member of the Senate Banking Committee is questioning how the Treasury secretary has been handling the controversial bonuses paid out by a bailed-out company.

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Bland Cuts Ribbon at HQ

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Mayoral candidate Percy Bland cut the ribbon on his campaign headquarters Friday.

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Norwood Holds Downtown Rally

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Lauderdale County supervisor Joe Norwood announced his intentions to run for mayor of Meridian at a rally at Dumont Plaza downtown.

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Meridian Prepares for 2009 Elections

Posted: 03/09/2009 - The city of Meridian is preparing for its first election since about 1,500 new voters were added through annexation.

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Snowden Frustrated by Death of Voter ID

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A Republican lawmaker from Meridian said he is frustrated with members of his own party over a voter ID bill that died this session.

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2009 Mississippi Municipal Elections

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mississippi will have municipal elections in 2009. Here are the lists of candidates from cities and towns in east Mississippi.

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NAACP Objects to Post-Annexation Ward Lines

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP has filed a protest with the U.S Department of Justice of Meridian's voting wards for the 2009 municipal elections.

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Appeals Court Upholds Ike Brown Conviction

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Noxubee County Democratic chairman Ike Brown for violating the rights of white voters.

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President Speaks to Congress

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Defense and foreign policy were a small part of President Obama's first address to Congress, which focused on the economic crisis.

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Harper on President's Agenda

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Mississippi's Third District Cong. Gregg Harper said a lot of disagreement remains between Republicans and Democrats.

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