By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican legislative leaders are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to restore the original description for one of the two school funding amendments that will be on the ballot in November. In papers filed with the high court Friday, attorneys for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – After praising 1st District Congressional candidate Trent Kelly for his extensive professional resume and military service career, Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the Republican candidate in the race to fill the vacant U.S. House of Representative seat. Bryant’s endorsement came Thursday afternoon at the Tupelo Country Club during the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Tupelo will be the site of one of the eight public hearings scheduled to provide information on the education funding initiatives on the November ballot. The hearing in Tupelo will start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Link Centre. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, whose […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Area residents are invited to attend a reception next week where they’ll have the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle with candidates running for a variety of offices. The Tupelo/Lee County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host the reception from 6 […]

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the senators in a meeting with the public utility on Monday said renewable sources of energy […]

JACKSON – The most watched election this November may not be for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general or any other statewide office, but for or against the citizen-sponsored Initiative 42. Based on campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State’s office, the sponsors of the initiative, the grassroots 42 for Better Schools, previously known […]

JACKSON – Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford confirmed Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Yoste was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Commissioner Mike Tagert in the Aug. 4 Republican primary. Yoste said he will support Tagert for re-election. Tagert finished third in Tuesday’s 1st Congressional District special election. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford confirmed Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Yoste was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert in the August Republican primary. Yoste, who has worked on the staffs of former […]

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By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – As the dust settles from a frantic two-month-long campaign, two candidates hope to keep their momentum moving forward in the race for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Walter Howard Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly topped the 13-candidate field Tuesday night and forced a runoff in the special election […]