By Sid Salter What was the word President Barack Obama used? Shellacked? Yes, that’s it. Shellacked. The word was appropriate in assessing the results of the 2010 midterm congressional elections and it was certainly appropriate here in Mississippi. Here, two incumbent Democratic congressmen were turned out and decidedly so one a ten-term incumbent subcommittee chairman. […]

By The Associated Press GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The Leflore County Board of Supervisors has accepted a letter from the federal government that signs off on a consent decree reached in a lawsuit over local election practices. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the Nov. 29 letter from the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division states the […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press JACKSON — Several candidates for transportation commissioner say they want to improve four-lane highways to boost north Mississippi’s prospects for economic development. Most have worked in transportation. One is the brother of Bill Minor, the Northern District commissioner who died Nov. 1. Special elections will be held Jan. 11, […]

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal CORINTH – A challenge to the outcome of Corinth’s Ward 4 alderman still needs to be decided in court. Steve Hill, who was unseated as Ward 4 alderman by J.C. “Honeyboy” Hill in the Sept. 28 municipal primary, filed the lawsuit in Alcorn County Circuit Court on Oct. 29. The […]

Randle Downs was chosen Prentiss County school superintendent while Lee S. Coleman was elected to a newly created court seat in Tuesday’s most notable runoffs in Northeast Mississippi. In the area’s other runoff, Scotty Clark was chosen Lee County constable for District 1. The three runoffs came after the Nov. 2 general election produced no […]

Three runoffs will be held today between top votegetters in their Nov. 2 general election races. The positions to be decided are a circuit court judgeship, a Lee County constable’s post and Prentiss County school superintendent. In all elections, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. CIRCUIT JUDGE, DISTRICT 16, PLACE 3 […]

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Two special elections will be held in January to fill the vacancies for Northern District transportation commissioner and District 6 state senator. Gov. Haley Barbour on Monday set Jan. 11 as the special election date for both posts, as well as a vacant House seat […]

JACKSON — Special elections will be held Jan. 11 to fill two vacant legislative seats and an open position on the Mississippi Transportation Commission. Gov. Haley Barbour announced the date on Monday. The qualifying deadline for the elections is Dec. 12. Runoffs, if necessary, will be Feb. 1. The elections are being held to fill […]

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – After the 2008 elections, national pundits made it seem as if the end were near for the Republican Party – as if it were only a matter of time before the Grand Old Party became a thing of the past. Now it is 2010 and […]

By The Associated Press NEW DELHI – Hampered by heavy election losses at home, President Barack Obama promised from India on Sunday to make “midcourse corrections” to reinvigorate his embattled domestic agenda in the face of a testier American public and more combative Congress. On a day of friendly outreach, Obama also was confronted about […]