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Hosemann Visits Voting Precincts

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Mississippi's top election official was in Meridian on the day of the special election to visit voting precincts.

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Snowden: "Budget Must Be Realistic"

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Money, or the lack thereof, was a topic for Monday's meeting of the Lauderdale County Council of Governments.

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Special Election Set for Tuesday

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The special election to fill the vacant House of Representatives District 82 seat is Tuesday.

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Young's Family Objects to Photo

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The family of the late state Rep. Charles Young is seeking to stop a political ad that uses a picture of him.

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Bland Reviews Meridian Ballots

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Meridian Democratic mayoral candidate Percy Bland, who trailed Republican Cheri Barry in the certified results, Monday began reviewing the ballots cast in the June 2 election.

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A Local Group Wants Marcy Out of Race

Updated: 06/06/2009 - There's controversy in the House District 82 race. A group of citizens, spearheaded by an NAACP leader, is calling for the disqualification of the only Republican in that race.

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Absentee Voting Deadline

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Saturday, June 6, is the deadline to vote absentee in the upcoming special election.

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Special Election Voting Information

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Voters in Lauderdale County are being advised to check their registration cards to see if they are eligible to cast a ballot in the June 9 special election.

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Smith Wins Ward 5, Harris Moves On

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Meridian's Ward 5 councilman, John Harris, lost his bid for re-election, to the man he defeated in 2005.

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No Budget Agreement in Jackson

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Mississippi lawmakers are on track for a late night at the Capitol as a midnight deadline approaches for them to finish work on a $5 billion budget.

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Barry, Bland Take Next Steps

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Mayor-elect Cheri Barry said Wednesday she will soon start moving forward with city business. Her opponent, Percy Bland, said he wants to make sure all votes were counted.

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Meridian Elections Close

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Meridian's general election involved three close races, with one lead being razor-thin Tuesday night.

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Barry, Bland Await Results

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The two candidates for mayor of Meridian spent the last few hours of their campaigning time trying to get supporters to the polls.

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Sotomayor Visits Sessions, Others

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is one of 10 senators that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is visiting on Capitol Hill.

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Moore Making Second Bid for Governor

Posted: 06/01/2009 - "Ten Commandments judge", former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, Roy Moore, has announced he is running again for governor of Alabama.

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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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