By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Does Hillary Clinton really have a chance of winning Mississippi’s six electoral votes? Not likely. Are Democrats more competitive in the Magnolia State’s presidential contest than they used to be? Maybe. Will Clinton fare better against Donald Trump in Mississippi than in every neighboring state? The prognosticators all […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The mental health safety net across North Mississippi is stressed out. North Mississippi State Hospital didn’t lose any beds in the last round of budget cuts, but it has been pushed to the brink to maintain services. “We are on the edge of the cliff,” said Dr. Paul Callens, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Southern District Supreme Court Justice Michael Randolph suggested during last week’s oral arguments to let the voters of Mississippi decide whether to allow the so-called “demon chipmunk” to continue to operate within the state Capitol. The “demon chipmunk” is the term that has been used to […]

By Ashley F.G. Norwood Mississippi Today PHILIDELPHIA – The Neshoba County Fair opened Friday, and memories run deep about this Mississippi institution. “As a child I would even walk from my house to the fairgrounds when my mom and dad didn’t want to go as early as I did,” laughed Douglas Johnson, Neshoba County Fair […]

By Kate Royals Mississippi Today JACKSON – A group of Mississippi lawmakers is making moves to pass legislation that would intensify the penalties for those convicted of assaulting or murdering law enforcement officers. State Sen. Philip Moran, R-Kiln, and Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, announced on Wednesday they are drafting a bill seeking to do just […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015. The emails were filed in court this week by opponents who persuaded […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A task force designed to look for ways to regulate and perhaps tax the burgeoning fantasy sports industry in Mississippi hosted its first meeting Thursday with the goal of having a final report completed by Oct. 15. The task force was developed during the 2016 legislative […]

By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward Associated Press CLEVELAND – The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention. Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown – and a final chance to summon unity from the party’s restive ranks in the ritual’s closing days. The roll call of […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The nine members of the Mississippi Supreme Court, the state’s highest court, dressed in their ceremonial robe, sitting in their ornate courtroom, heard nearly two hours of oral arguments Tuesday about an alleged “demon chipmunk.” Multiple justices referenced “the demon chipmunk” as they heard arguments about […]