By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant’s distrust of President Barack Obama is flaring again. The Republican is once more citing something he fears Washington will do in his decision for Mississippi to stop accepting new entrants to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program. That program brings refugees younger than 21 to the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office is preparing to defend the state against a school funding lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a fellow Democrat. As the state’s official attorney, part of the job of the attorney general is to defend the state […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Yes, they are still running. When Lee County Court judge candidates Charlie Brett of Saltillo and Reagan Wise of Tupelo are campaigning, one of the first things they have to do is explain that they are indeed running for office and they do need people’s votes. “I’ve had […]

Legislation passed during the 2014 session will make major changes to the state’s driving under the influence laws, beginning Oct. 1. Under the new law, a person convicted of a DUI charge can continue to drive, but the person will have to have an ignition interlock device installed on all a cars the person might […]

JACKSON (AP) – The case of a Pearl man accused of sneaking into a nursing home to take a photo of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife has been presented to a grand jury. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest told The Clarion-Ledger the case against Clayton Kelly was presented in September. He would not […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The so-called loyalty provision of state election law received much of the focus Wednesday as Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s study group met to discuss party primaries. The provision of Mississippi law says a person should not vote in a party primary unless he or she […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 on whether Chris McDaniel should be allowed to continue his legal challenge of his loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary runoff. Justice Leslie D. King issued an order Tuesday […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – In the third of three contested offices in Corinth’s Sept. 16 municipal election primary, the Ward 4 alderman post includes the same two candidates who opposed each other four years ago. Since both candidates are Democrats, the office will be decided in the Democratic primary. Contested […]

JACKSON (AP) – The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee says he will support a request to fill a gap in the Army National Guard budget. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi says Tuesday that he’s urging other members of Congress to support the National Guard Bureau’s request to reallocate some money. Mississippi […]