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Bland Formally Announces Candidacy

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Meridian insurance agent, Percy Bland, officially announced Tuesday that he's a Democratic candidate for mayor.

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Former Alabama Governor Dies

Posted: 01/31/2009 - Alabama's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, Guy Hunt, died Friday afternoon in a Birmingham hospital. He was 75.

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Harper Calls Stimulus Package 'Wasteful'

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Mississippi's third district congressman, Rep. Gregg Harper, voted against a stimulus bill Wednesday that he called 'wasteful government'.

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Meridian Mayor's Race Already Underway

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Meridian and other Mississippi municipalities will elect mayors and city council members in mid-year elections. For months, names have been popping up in Meridian.

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Mayor of Gulfport Indicted

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr, and his wife Laura, were indicted Wednesday morning on 16 federal charges related to alleged Katrina fraud.

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State Hospital Braces for Must Cuts

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Tough financial times dictate more budget cuts at the state level in Mississippi. State agencies, like East Mississippi State Hospital, are bracing for the worst.

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Keahey to Seek District 22 Seat

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Alabama state Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill announced Friday that he will run for the District 22 seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Pat Lindsey.

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Date Set for Special Senate Election

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has set the date for a special election to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Pat Lindsey.

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Governors Comment on Inauguration

Posted: 01/20/2009 - The governors of Mississippi and Alabama released written statements after the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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Wicker on Stimulus Package

Posted: 01/20/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said he's hopeful Republicans and Democrats alike will be able to quickly work to pass some kind of economic stimulus package.

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Businesses Pause for Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Despite political differences, millions watched together as Barack Obama was sworn in Tuesday.

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Students Witness Obama Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Students across Mississippi and Alabama watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.

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Lawmakers Consider Voter ID

Posted: 01/14/2009 - A voter identification bill is starting to make its way through the Mississippi Legislature.

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Harper Gets Committee Assignments

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Cong. Gregg Harper has been appointed to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on House Administration for the 111th Congress.

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Early Voting Issue May Resurface

Posted: 12/24/2008 - Some election officials in Mississippi are again pushing for an early-voting system, similar to those used in 31 other states.

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Hosemann: "Stop Fraud with Voter ID"

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Mississippi's secretary of state pushes for a voter ID law, in part, because 29 counties have more citizens registered to vote than actually live there.

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Electors Officially Cast Mississippi's Votes

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Mississippi electors have cast all six of the state's votes for the Republican presidential ticket, based on the way the state voted Nov. 4.

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Harper Announces Congressional Staff

Posted: 12/13/2008 - Congressman-elect Gregg Harper has chosen staff for his Washington office and Mississippi district offices.

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