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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Later this month, eight of the members of the 12-member Board of Trustees of...

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Before Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert decided to run for Congress, the father of four children, ranging in ages from 1 to 8, got on the Internet to determine the number of days he would be in Washington, D.C., away from his family. He essentially determined he […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau In 1994, former Northern District U.S. Attorney Bob Whitwell barely missed out on making the Republican primary runoff in the 1st District congressional race. Republican Roger Wicker went on to win that primary and the general election to replace the retiring Jamie Whitten. Working on Whitwell’s campaign that […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau It is as if Walter Howard Zinn Jr. has been preparing for this moment – the 1st District congressional special election – for most of his 34 years. Whether it was being class president at Pontotoc High School, state Beta Club president, an intern to then-U.S. Rep. Roger […]

Daily Journal Absentee voting to fill the post for Mississippi’s 1st District congressman will be available at county circuit clerk’s offices from 8 a.m. to noon today and May 9. In Lee County, the voting will be available at the Lee County Justice Center in the first floor circuit clerk’s office. The deadline for in-person […]

Gov. Phil Bryant, right, announces Glenn McCullough Jr. as the new director of the state's economic development agency during the annual meeting of the state chamber of commerce, the Mississippi Economic Council, on Thursday in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr. cited multiple reasons for his decision to accept the position as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority from Gov. Phil Bryant. Among those was the observation from McCullough’s wife Laura, who noted he was traveling all over the world […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Henry Ross believes the founders of this country were on to something when they implemented a system of limited government based on the Constitution. And that’s exactly what the Eupora native hopes to bring this country and Mississippi’s 1st District back to if he’s elected to the U.S. […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Daniel Sparks doesn’t see the election for Mississippi’s 1st District seat as him running for a position. He’s applying for a job. That’s the only way the Belmont native says he can run his campaign for the May 12 special election to fill the seat left vacant following […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Chip Mills likes to talk about the experiences he has had on the campaign trail in the 1st District congressional special election. On a recent trip to northwest Mississippi, the Itawamba County prosecuting attorney had a flat tire – the second while campaigning for the May 12 special […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Greg Pirkle says the last straw for him was seeing the blockades government has put up over the years that prevent young business owners and entrepreneurs from achieving the “American Dream.” The Tupelo attorney says he watched the leadership in government ship, shape and mold regulations on small […]