By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly half of the political candidates whose names will appear on a ballot this year gathered in Tupelo on Thursday to share their platforms with area residents. The Tupelo/Lee County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted the reception at the Clarion Summit […]


By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – As the runoff election for the 1st District Congressional seat nears Tuesday, the two candidates running to represent North Mississippi have welcomed endorsements from national and statewide organizations. Republican Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Democrat Walter Howard Zinn Jr. of Pontotoc are running for the U.S. House of […]


By Rod Guajardo and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – Distinct policy differences exist between Republican Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Democrat Walter Zinn of Pontotoc – the two candidates who survived the May 12 special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat and who will be in a runoff Tuesday. The two are […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Campaign contributions started to increase for District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo after he advanced to the runoff in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat. Recent online filings with the Federal Election Commission show that after Kelly finished second in the May 12 […]

HERNANDO (AP) – Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Johnson, who made the announcement in a news release Wednesday, was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert in the August Republican primary. Geoffrey Yoste, who has worked on the staffs of former […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – North Mississippi residents have until Saturday to cast an absentee ballot in the upcoming runoff election for the 1st Congressional District seat. Circuit clerk’s offices in the 22 counties represented in the 1st District will be open throughout this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for absentee […]

JACKSON (AP) – A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman is becoming the new director of Sen. Thad Cochran’s state offices, where he’ll be in charge of constituent services. Brad White begins the new job June 1. He succeeds Brad Davis, who is going to work for a private law firm. White has been deputy state […]

By Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger’s defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican’s now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia. Clayton Kelly of Pearl faces charges of conspiracy, […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran – the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger’s photos of his bedridden wife – has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday. The wedding to Kay Webber took place privately Saturday in Gulfport. The senator’s former […]