Court puts end to McDaniel appeal

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that...

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Travis Childers left his lifetime hometown of Booneville at 4 a.m. on this particular day to travel first to central Mississippi and then on to the southwest corner of the state to campaign for the United States Senate. The 56-year-old Prentiss County Democrat is considered a […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Thad Cochran, standing on a podium in the middle of a blocked-off section of Congress Street with the Governor’s Mansion to his right, pointed to the nine-floor Plaza Building to his left and recalled he was an attorney in that building when he opted to run […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even as Democrat Travis Childers and Republican incumbent Thad Cochran campaign for the Nov. 4 U.S. Senate election, the state Supreme Court is still weighing whether Chris McDaniel can legally challenge his June 24 loss to Cochran in the Republican primary. The state’s highest court heard […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters Thursday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing. He said the gubernatorial election of 1971 was the first time a candidate for a major […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Republican Party says it has stopped using a promotional email that included photos of two college football players without permission of the players or their schools. GOP spokesman Bobby Morgan says the party was made aware that using photos might violate NCAA rules. The party sent an email this week […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Lobbyists will explain to state lawmakers the value of important city projects and other legislation. Tupelo City Council members unanimously approved a contract with Jackson-based Capitol Resources Inc. The contract will cost city taxpayers at least $60,000 annually for a period of at least one year. The contract also requires the […]


By Errol Castens Daily Journal Three nonpartisan candidates will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for the one contested circuit judge post in Judicial District 3, which includes Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties. Shirley C. Byers of Holly Springs, J. Kizer (Ki) Jones of Holly Springs and J. Kelly Luther of […]

William Moore | Buy at
Political signs for six different judicial candidates line the right-of-way along Willowbrook Drive in Saltillo.

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – Political signs are popping up everywhere you look on the north end of Lee County – on roadsides, in yards, in parks, in places they are not supposed to be. Saltillo Building and Zoning Administrator Brian Grissom spent most of Monday driving around town and picking up offending […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Challenger Travis Childers reiterated his support for equal pay for women and an increase in the minimum wage at a Monday luncheon held by “Mississippi Women for Travis.” Childers has used the two issues during his underdog campaign to try to differentiate himself from six-term incumbent […]