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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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Lawmakers Return to Jackson

Posted: 05/26/2009 - With time running short, Mississippi lawmakers come back to the Capitol Tuesday after a two-week break.

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Voter Identification Petition Drive

Updated: 05/25/2009 - It's back to business for the Mississippi Legislature. While lawmakers prepare to return to work, efforts are gearing up to revive a voter ID initiative.

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Lawmakers Again Tackling Budget

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Budget talks have resumed this week at the Mississippi Capitol. Lawmakers say they hope to agree on a proposal before the full legislature comes back May 26.

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Barfield Announces Campaign

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A candidate running for House of Representatives, Robert Barfield, Sr., officially announced his campaign Wednesday.

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Carr Wins Newton Runoff

Updated: 05/20/2009 - There will be a new mayor in the city of Newton, though it hasn't yet been decided who it will be.

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Young Claims Victory in Philadelphia

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The Philadelphia mayoral race is close, with a 41-vote difference between Democrats James Young and Rayburn Waddell. That total does not include 44 affidavit ballots.

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Mississippi Voters Decide Mayoral Runoffs

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Mississippi cities held runoffs Tuesday. In Philadelphia, former Neshoba County supervisor James Young led incumbent Mayor Rayburn Waddell in a tight Democratic Party runoff.

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Runoffs Held in Municipal Races

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Runoffs are being held Tuesday for the office of mayor in Philadelphia and Newton, and for a board of alderman seat in Hickory.

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Cigarette Tax Hike Kicks In

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Smokers across Mississippi are digging deeper into their wallets for every pack of cigarettes they buy, and some of them are plenty unhappy about it.

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