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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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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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