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Lawmakers Remember Ford as Consensus Builder

Posted: 5:27 PM - Mississippi lawmakers are remembering former House Speaker Tim Ford as a skilled politician who cared deeply about the state and his colleagues.

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Bill Seeks To Protect Religious Beliefs of Judges, Ministers

Updated: 3:41 PM - As Alabama wrestles over the issue of same-sex marriage, some lawmakers are seeking legal protections for judges, ministers and others who refuse to officiate at or recognize weddings that violate their religious beliefs.

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Mississippi Resident Running for President

Posted: 12:29 PM - A businessman who led the Internal Revenue Service from 2003 to 2007 and now lives in Mississippi says he's running for president because he wants to make federal tax laws more consistent and less complex.

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More Overruns at Kemper Plant Amid Uncertainty

Posted: 03/04/2015 - Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $26 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County. That pushes the total cost to nearly $6.2 billion.

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Deadline Day at Mississippi Capitol

Updated: 03/04/2015 - Tuesday marked a big deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature. It was the final day for House and Senate committees to act on general bills that had already been passed by the other chamber.

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Open Meetings Act Change Would Only Apply to One Hospital

Posted: 03/03/2015 - Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill being considered in the legislature.

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Alabama Lawmakers Begin 2015 Legislative Session

Posted: 03/03/2015 - Alabama lawmakers are beginning the 2015 legislative session with a grim budget outlook and a push by Gov. Robert Bentley to raise cigarette and other taxes.

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Lauderdale County 2015 Candidates

Updated: 02/28/2015 - Here is a list of all candidates who qualified for office in Lauderdale County for the 2015 voting cycle. The candidates are sorted by office and the position they are running for.

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McDaniel to Seek Third Term in State Senate

Posted: 02/26/2015 - Republican Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost a controversial U.S. Senate race last year, says he's seeking re-election to the Mississippi Legislature.

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Mississippi Justices Dislike Delay in Gay Divorce Ruling

Updated: 02/26/2015 - Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices say the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a gay marriage ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Marengo County Gets Computer Grant

Posted: 02/26/2015 - A grant of $9,894 has been awarded to the Marengo County Commission to equip sheriff's patrol cars with new computers.

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