By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday is promising 1st District citizens, with an oftentimes fiery conviction, he has the cure to fix Washington. Holliday’s campaign, which focuses on preserving conservative values such as the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and the right to keep and bear arms, is using one […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the eve of a historic U.S. Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, about two dozen supporters gathered with anticipation in Fairpark on Monday night. The Unite for Marriage rally was coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign and the Campaign for Southern Equality, among others, one of several […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A conservative group announced last week that it will try to put a term-limits amendment on the Mississippi ballot, but history shows there’s a good chance the proposal will never even come up for a vote. Legislators made Mississippi’s initiative process burdensome when they created it more […]

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, […]