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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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Several Candidates Running in District 82

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Candidates have until 12 noon Saturday to qualify to run for the House of Representatives District 82 seat in a June 9 special election.

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Lawmakers Take Recess

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Mississippi lawmakers have left the Capitol and will return May 26 to try to finish a budget for the new fiscal year.

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Special Election Deadline Looms

Updated: 05/07/2009 - People wanting to run in a special election to fill the Mississippi House District 82 seat, held by Rep. Charles Young, Sr., till his death Apr. 29, have to qualify by 5 p.m. Friday.

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Young Laid to Rest

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Mississippi state Rep. Charles Young was laid to rest Wednesday in Meridian.

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Melton Loses Primary, Hospitalized

Updated: 05/06/2009 - An unsuccessful primary bid for re-election has turned much more serious for the indicted mayor of Mississippi's largest city.

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