By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The special committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to study the state’s tax structure and make recommendations to the Legislature will meet again Monday. The meeting will occur against the backdrop of a new report from the conservative, Washington, D.C.,-based […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A Democratic challenger to incumbent Congressman Trent Kelly has apparently raised little or no money and does not appear to be actively campaigning for office. Kelly, a Republican, has represented Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District since winning a June 2015 special election. According to campaign finance filings with the […]

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Arvester Smith, left, helps Tupelo High School student Preston Hooper register to vote Tuesday as part of the “Get out the Vote” campaign ahead of the upcoming Nov. 8 election.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – With the presidential election looming just weeks away, many Tupelo High School students took advantage of the opportunity to become registered voters at school on Tuesday. Charles Penson, local pastor and community leader, along with several other volunteers, set up a table in the THS cafeteria and […]

By Zachary Oren Smith Mississippi Today STARKVILLE – How can legislators, education policy makers and members of the business community use quantitative data to make decisions? That was the question being grappled with last week in Starkville on the campus of Mississippi State University. Specifically, the “Data in Education and Workforce Training” panel discussed how […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippians seeking political office can provide more transparency to taxpayers on their campaign contributions and expenditures under a program unveiled Tuesday by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Hosemann unveiled a website where interested residents can type in a name, for instance, and find a list of […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Electronic poll books are coming to Lee County voting precincts and will be in place by the Nov. 8 presidential election. The new poll books are on order and should cost taxpayers approximately $89,000, according to county officials. Circuit Clerk Camille Roberts believes the electronic poll books should […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal OXFORD – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will make a stop in Oxford next week to lead a student town hall event. The event will take place Oct. 3 at The Lyric. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the town hall begins at 7 p.m. Information tables […]

By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin Associated Press HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a “typical politician” as […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Rep. Preston Sullivan, D-Okolona, was glad to be back at his Chickasaw County cattle farm late Thursday – less than a week after missing by about an hour being at the site of the New York City terrorist bombing. “We were on the train back […]