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District 17 candidate Jim Newman, from left, Charles Penson, Shane Aguirre and Mark Prince, stand as they each introduce themselves at the Parents for Public Education Forum on Monday night at the Lee County Library in Tupelo.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The four candidates vying for the House District 17 seat spoke on a number of education-related topics ranging from Initiative 42 to the prospect of mandatory kindergarten attendance during a forum Monday night at the Lee County Library. The House 17 candidates include Democrats Jim Newman and Charles […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Jimmy Wayne Russell is hoping the second time is the charm as he squares off against first-time candidate Lauren Childers in the Democratic primary for the House District 3 post. The winner of the Aug. 4 primary will face Republican incumbent William Tracy Arnold of Booneville […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau TUPELO – Both incumbent state Sen. Nancy Collins of Tupelo and challenger, Guntown Alderman Chad McMahan, tout their conservative values as they battle for votes in the Aug. 4 Republican primary. The winner of the primary will not face opposition in November. “I enjoy my job, and I […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Second-term Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering is defending his campaign spending on travel, vehicles and a garage door. Pickering told The Associated Press on Friday that he believes his Republican primary opponent, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, is trying to mislead people about his record before the Aug. […]

DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – The National Rifle Association has endorsed state Sen. Nancy Collins in the race for Senate District 6. Collins of Tupelo is running for re-election and faces challenger Guntown Aldermen Chad McMahan in the Aug. 4 Republican primary. The winner of the primary will not face opposition in November, meaning the race […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mike Chaney was elected the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance in 2007, and the Tupelo native hopes voters give him a third term. But Chaney faces an opponent in the Republican primary, John Mosley of Clinton, who says Chaney hasn’t done enough to help the state’s consumers. The winner […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Two Democratic incumbent state senators are squaring off in the newly configured District 10 in what may be one of the most unusual legislative races this year. Sens. Bill Stone of Holly Spring and Steve Hale of Senatobia, who have been deskmates for the past four legislative sessions, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – While control of the Mississippi House will not be decided until the November general election, the first salvo in that political battle will be waged soon in the Aug. 4 party primary elections. While neither Republican or Democratic leaders would dare state publicly who they will […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Three experienced prosecutors seek to fill the First District Attorney’s post. Arch Bullard of Corinth and Paul Gault of Amory will compete for the Democratic nomination on Aug. 4 primary. The winner will face John Weddle, who is unopposed in the Republican primary. With Trent Kelly’s election […]