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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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East Mississippi Municipal Races

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Mississippi's general election is June 2, when all Democrats and Republicans will face each other and any independent candidates.

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Bland Wins Democratic Primary

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Meridian insurance agent Percy Bland has won a 4-way race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Meridian.

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Melton Taken to Hospital

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Officials in Jackson confirm that Mayor Frank Melton has been taken to the hospital Tuesday night.

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Governor Orders Honor for Young

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, in honor of state Rep. Charles Young.

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Mayoral Candidates Push Toward Finish

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Candidates for mayor of Meridian were busy on primary election day, campaigning in any way they could for votes.

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Mississippi Voters Go to Polls Tuesday

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Most Mississippi cities are holding party primaries Tuesday, in which nominees for mayor and city council will be decided.

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Harris Addresses Firing

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Meridian City Councilman John Harris tells his side of the story regarding his recent termination from Mississippi University of Women.

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Three Compete for Mayor of Philadelphia

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Candidates in the Philadelphia, Miss., mayoral race are running hard for the finish line. That race will be decided in the May 5 Democratic Primary, or a runoff May 19.

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Harris Fired by MUW

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Meridian's Ward 5 city councilman, John Harris, has been fired from his new job as head of campus security at Mississippi University for Women.

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Governor Sets Special Election

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has set a June 9 special election to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Rep. Charles L. Young, Sr., of Meridian.

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Money and Meridian Mayor's Race

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Several Meridian mayoral candidates have been busy raising money, while reports show others are without a lot of financial resources going into the primaries Tuesday.

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Voting Machines Examined

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The city of Meridian has spent part of this week making sure all is ready for next week's primary elections.

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Legislators Reflect on Young's Impact

Updated: 04/30/2009 - News of Charles Young's death was felt at the state Capitol, where so much of his time was spent in the last 30 years.

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City Hall Open Late for Absentee Voting

Updated: 04/30/2009 - If you need to vote by absentee ballot for the upcoming municipal races, the city of Meridian has late hours this week to accommodate you.

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Mayoral Candidates on Fighting Crime

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Residents raised concern for the increased crime in the city. Meridian mayoral candidates addressed the issue and laid out their plans to combat it during a forum at The Gathering Place.

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Harris Remains Candidate

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Meridian city councilman John Harris is still a candidate for re-election, but is working a full-time job in Columbus, Miss., where his new employer expects him to reside.

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