U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran presents a winner's gesture to the audience at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia on Thursday. Cochran faces Democrat Travis Childers for his seat in the fall. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – The Neshoba County Fair hosts an annual bipartisan political speaking and not a political party convention, but on Thursday six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran said he came to the historic event to accept the Republican Party nomination for re-election. “The past seven months have included a […]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves speaks at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – No one spoke of tax cuts from the historic Founders Square pavilion stage during the opening day of the Neshoba County Fair political speeches, but the fact that tax cuts will be an issue during the 2015 legislative session still bubbled to the surface. After his […]

CORINTH (AP) – Marvin Thurston Little, a colorful political figure in Mississippi and a Corinth businessman who got caught up in an insurance scam run by Martin Frankel, has died in a nursing home in Booneville. He was 81. Officials with Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth say Little died Monday at Landmark Nursing Home in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – One of the speakers this week at the annual Neshoba County Fair will be unique in that he has no interest in being elected to political office. Former Gov. William Winter is scheduled to speak at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at the annual event that draws the […]

By Jill Colvin Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. – Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the South as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting fellow GOP candidates. Christie, who has been crossing the country in his role as chair of the Republican Governors Association, is planning August visits to more than half […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion. The 5th U.S. Circuit […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since Fiscal Year 2010. Backers of a […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Credibility issues continued to grow for the 1st Congressional District’s Democratic nominee after the university where the candidate claimed to have graduated wouldn’t confirm his academic credentials. The latest issue comes just days after Flemron “Ron” Earl Dickey of Horn Lake clarified that his military service never included […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant placed the blame squarely on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act for Mississippi’s status as the only state where the number of people without health insurance has increased. “If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher […]