By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care. The request for a preliminary injunction was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The document said an […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press Organizers of a new ballot initiative are seeking to keep the Confederate battle emblem on Mississippi’s flag by putting the flag design into the state constitution. A statewide vote could be more than three years away, and the sponsors of Initiative 54 say Attorney General Jim Hood is mischaracterizing […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Karl Gibbs, who won a special election in 2013 to replace his father, David Gibbs, who died in office, captured the House District 36 seat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Gibbs defeated Jimmy Davidson 1,929 votes to 1,427 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent, with all […]

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Tony Roper gets his ballot for the Lee County District 3 Supervisors runoff election on Tuesday. Roper defeated Danny Barrows in the showdown between two Republican candidates. Roper will face Rickey Coker in November.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tony Roper won the right to represent Republicans in final leg of the race to serve the third district on the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “I appreciate all of the voters,” said Roper, who saluted his opponent Danny Barrows for running a clean race. In unofficial […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – One incumbent sheriff fell, while another kept his office in party primary runoff elections Tuesday evening. Two other counties had sheriffs who chose not to seek re-election. Three total candidates will face opposition in November. Meanwhile, an incumbent superintendent was elected to another term on Tuesday. SHERIFF RACES Alcorn Mike LaRue […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Former Gov. Haley Barbour arrived ahead of schedule Monday in Tupelo in the role of a book salesman, promoting his volume, “America’s Great Storm/Leading Through Hurricane Katrina,” with a signing at Gum Tree Books in Reed’s Department Store. Barbour, 68, served from 2004 until 2012 and was in […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Voters will return to the polls today throughout Northeast Mississippi to finish the job begun Aug. 4. Although not all voters will be able to cast a ballot today, there are primary runoff contests in all 16 counties and one Mississippi House of Representatives race. The candidates […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Rep. Karl Gibbs of West Point, seeking a full term representing District 36 in the Mississippi House, will be in a runoff Tuesday with Jimmy Davidson, also of West Point. Davidson and Gibbs were the top vote-getters in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary, but neither […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Republicans still have work to do for Lee County’s third district. On Tuesday, voters will return to the polls for a runoff election to decide whether developer Danny Barrows or farmer Tony Roper will be the Republican nominee. It is the only race on the primary runoff […]