Briefing

By NEMS Daily Journal

LEE COUNTY
Wright announces his run for state Senate
• SALTILLO – Businessman and attorney Doug Wright confirmed Monday he will seek the District 6 state Senate seat soon to be vacated by Alan Nunnelee.
He is the first to officially announce his candidacy, doing so in a e-mailed press release.
Wright, a Republican from Saltillo, owns and operates 25 small and large businesses in the health care sector and also serves on the Mississippi Better Business Bureau board as well as on the American Health Care Association’s National Multi-Facility Committee.
He said he will focus on more jobs and better education without tax increases or educational budget cuts.
Nunnelee will resign from the seat soon to serve in Congress. Others expressing interest in the special election are Tupelo City Council members Jonny Davis and Mike Bryan, radio host J.J. Jasper and Mike Armour, director of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

HINDS COUNTY
Telemarketer hit with ‘no call’ fine
• JACKSON – A Mississippi company has been fined $15,000 for violating the state’s “no call” law.
Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley said the PSC has fined Elite Care Group of Toomsuba for failing to register and buy the state’s “no call” list and contacting consumers who had registered on list.
Company representatives failed to respond to the complaint.
The company will not be allowed to call Mississippians as a telephone solicitor and cannot buy the list until the fine is paid.
Daily Journal, wire reports