By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Through significant involvement in his community as a young adult, Boyce Adams learned the power service can have in impacting the world around him. Getting involved in community service organizations throughout his time in high school at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus and eventually at […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Sam Adcock might place strong emphasis on national defense and security during campaign events, but the Columbus businessman stresses he’s no one-trick pony. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s national parks, Medicaid, Medicare or education – I’ve had a substantive role in all of it,” said Adcock, referencing his […]


By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The field in the race for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat might be populous, but the stance the candidates take on tough issues are, in general, singular. The candidates vying for the seat left vacant by the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee answered five questions emailed to them […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Going into the final three weeks of the campaign for the 1st District U.S. House race, it’s difficult to tell the pretenders from the contenders. When asked how he would manage a campaign with a field of 13 candidates and a limited amount of time to campaign, longtime […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Attorneys are arguing over whether the Mississippi Supreme Court should second-guess a circuit judge’s ruling that affects education funding proposals on the ballot this November. The citizen-led Initiative 42 would require lawmakers to fund “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools.” People could appeal to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) – An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home. Fred W. Pagan, an office administrator for Cochran, was arrested Thursday. Court papers said Customs and Border Protection officers found a package on April 9 in Cincinnati, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation that would establish a commission to make recommendations to the state Board of Education on academic standards was vetoed Thursday by Gov. Phil Bryant. Advocates for the legislation, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves – who immediately criticized the veto – said the bill was passed […]

By Erica Werner Associated Press WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black woman attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Attorneys for Mississippi’s only abortion clinic are asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court’s ruling that is keeping the clinic open. In papers filed Thursday with the Supreme Court, clinic attorneys say the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was correct to block […]