CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he'd fight any effort to make Mississippi return to a federal preclearance process for election changes.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking federal judges to make Texas continue to seek preclearance, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states with a history of racial discrimination no longer need federal approval to change their own voting laws or procedures.
Bryant's comments came Tuesday in response to reporters' questions after an economic development announcement in Canton.
The day of the Supreme Court ruling in late June, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said he'd move forward with implementing a state law requiring all voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Hosemann says voters might have to start showing ID in mid-2014.
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Mobile Police are investigating an apparent shooting that left two people injured. Witnesses say it happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Campus Quarters Apartments on University Boulevard.
Alabama state troopers have shut down part of eastbound Interstate-10 due to a wreck.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
W.C. Helveston was credited with furthering the Pay As You Go Program and helping finance the Child Advocacy Center.
The Mobile County Sheriffs Office is wrapping up an undercover investigation aimed at cracking down on local scrap metal businesses.