By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Tupelo will be the site of one of the eight public hearings scheduled to provide information on the education funding initiatives on the November ballot. The hearing in Tupelo will start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Link Centre. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, whose […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Area residents are invited to attend a reception next week where they’ll have the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle with candidates running for a variety of offices. The Tupelo/Lee County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host the reception from 6 […]

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the senators in a meeting with the public utility on Monday said renewable sources of energy […]

JACKSON – The most watched election this November may not be for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general or any other statewide office, but for or against the citizen-sponsored Initiative 42. Based on campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State’s office, the sponsors of the initiative, the grassroots 42 for Better Schools, previously known […]

JACKSON – Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford confirmed Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Yoste was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Commissioner Mike Tagert in the Aug. 4 Republican primary. Yoste said he will support Tagert for re-election. Tagert finished third in Tuesday’s 1st Congressional District special election. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford confirmed Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Yoste was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert in the August Republican primary. Yoste, who has worked on the staffs of former […]

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By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – As the dust settles from a frantic two-month-long campaign, two candidates hope to keep their momentum moving forward in the race for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Walter Howard Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly topped the 13-candidate field Tuesday night and forced a runoff in the special election […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mike Armour, director of the Mississippi office of the Appalachian Regional Commission, confirmed Wednesday he is withdrawing from the state Senate District 6 contest. Armour, a Tupelo Republican, had qualified for the contest after state Sen. District 6 incumbent Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, entered the special election […]

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Voters leave the voting precinct at Parkway Baptist Church in Tupelo on Tuesday.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Two candidates – a Democrat and a Republican – are advancing to a June 2 runoff election in the race for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat. Howard Zinn and Trent Kelly were the two front runners in Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat left vacated following the […]