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Ex-DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer Dies at 92

Posted: 11/11/2014 - John Doar, a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s who fought to protect voting rights in the South, has died at age 92.

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Private Prison Operator Fires Indicted Consultant

Updated: 11/11/2014 - Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps.

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Hammon Says Cities Battling Same Problems

Posted: 11/10/2014 - A city councilman told the Council of Governments Monday that many cities are seeing even bigger problems than Meridian right now.

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Hattiesburg Councilmen Sue Mayor

Posted: 11/07/2014 - Two Hattiesburg city councilmen have sued Mayor Johnny DuPree for taking too long to nominate department heads.

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Harper Visits Lamar School

Updated: 11/06/2014 - A question that was asked in a classroom at Lamar High School brought a U.S. congressman to Meridian.

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Former Corrections Chief Indicted for Bribery

Updated: 11/07/2014 - A 49-count federal indictment alleges former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, who resigned Wednesday, accepted more than $700,000 in bribes.

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Bentley Says Election Shows GOP Dominance

Posted: 11/05/2014 - Republican Gov. Robert Bentley says Tuesday's GOP sweep shows the disarray of the Alabama Democratic Party and the dominance of Republicans.

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Hunting, Fishing Amendment Passes

Posted: 11/04/2014 - Similar amendments to guarantee hunting and fishing rights in Mississippi and Alabama passed. Alabama also voted on several other constitutional measures.

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Exit Polls Indicate Economy, Obama on Voters' Minds

Posted: 11/04/2014 - According to exit polling data, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran fared well with voters who think the economy is getting worse and disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

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Bentley Re-Elected Alabama Governor

Posted: 11/04/2014 - Republican Robert Bentley has been re-elected governor of Alabama, defeating his Democratic challenger, Parker Griffith.

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Cochran Wins 7th Term

Updated: 11/04/2014 - Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran has won a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.

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November Grand Jury Issues Final Report

Posted: 11/04/2014 - The latest grand jury in Lauderdale County says the courthouse is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Some Polling Problems Reported

Posted: 11/04/2014 - The Mississippi secretary of state's office says it has received about 145 calls, mostly regarding minor issues with voting machines and general election questions.

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State Warns KiOR It Will Seek Repayment

Posted: 11/03/2014 - Mississippi has warned biofuel maker KiOR that it could demand immediate repayment of the company's entire $69.4 million debt to the state.

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