Recovering Nunnelee seeks third term

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he is still able to perform his duties representing...


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Nov. 4 general election ballot only has a handful of contested races. One of those pits Tupelo’s Paul Funderburk against Mantachie attorney Dennis Farris for the 1st District circuit court judge place 2 position. Funderburk has held the position since he was appointed by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove […]

Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran responds to the crowd applause following his campaign speech at Hobnob, a casual gathering of business people at the Mississippi Coliseum, in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran told Mississippi business leaders Wednesday that he will be in line for a committee chairmanship if Republicans regain control of the Senate. Speaking at a state chamber of commerce event in Jackson, Cochran stopped short of saying he would chair the Senate Appropriations […]

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Rep. Steve Holland, right, speaks as he sits with Senate Education Chair Gray Tollison, far left, and House Education Chair John Moore as they and other legislators discuss education on Tuesday night during the Eyes on Education forum at the Lee County Library.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – All eyes turned to education Tuesday as the Lee County Library hosted a forum of Mississippi lawmakers who shared their vision for the state’s schools before heading into the 2015 legislative session. A three-person panel posed questions to the six representatives: House Education Chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, Senate […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – State Sen. Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, is slated to serve as a panelist in late November at the National Summit on Education Reform. Collins will be a panelist for the “Customized Learning and Education Savings Account” session. Collins was selected, according to a state Senate news release, because of her efforts during […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Former Mississippi first lady Carroll Waller, who led efforts to restore the Governor’s Mansion when her husband was in office, has died at age 87. Her family said she died Tuesday at Manhattan Nursing Home in Jackson after a lengthy bout with Alzheimer’s disease. Services are 2 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau TUPELO – Democrat Travis Childers of Booneville said Monday he “absolutely would not” vote for Harry Reid to continue as Senate majority leader. Childers, challenging six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Nov. 4 general election, said during a 45-minute interview with the Daily Journal editorial board […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippians might be forgiven for drawing the wrong conclusions from state Auditor Stacey Pickering’s latest broadside against flaws he sees in the state’s public school funding formula. Pickering said he’s not against the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, that he’s not alleging the state’s 146 school districts are intentionally […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Chris McDaniel waited too long to file a legal challenge to his election loss to six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The 4-2 ruling effectively ends McDaniel’s state court challenge of the outcome of […]

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 […]