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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mike Chaney was elected the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance in 2007, and the Tupelo native hopes voters give him a third term. But Chaney faces an opponent in the Republican primary, John Mosley of Clinton, who says Chaney hasn’t done enough to help the state’s consumers. The winner […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Two Democratic incumbent state senators are squaring off in the newly configured District 10 in what may be one of the most unusual legislative races this year. Sens. Bill Stone of Holly Spring and Steve Hale of Senatobia, who have been deskmates for the past four legislative sessions, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – While control of the Mississippi House will not be decided until the November general election, the first salvo in that political battle will be waged soon in the Aug. 4 party primary elections. While neither Republican or Democratic leaders would dare state publicly who they will […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Three experienced prosecutors seek to fill the First District Attorney’s post. Arch Bullard of Corinth and Paul Gault of Amory will compete for the Democratic nomination on Aug. 4 primary. The winner will face John Weddle, who is unopposed in the Republican primary. With Trent Kelly’s election […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of Republicans are competing in the primary to see who will face the incumbent Democrat for the Lee County District 3 Justice Court Judge seat. Phyllis Maharrey Dye and William Wayne Housley will meet in the Aug. 4 Republican primary. The winner will face Democrat Sadie […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – With five candidates in the Democratic primary, the Justice Court Judge District 4 race will likely go to a runoff. The eventual winner will then face a pair of Independent candidates in the November general election. The race became crowded when the idea the job could be open […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau TUPELO – State Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, who has been undergoing treatments at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for more than a week for an infection of the abdominal cavity, was discharged late Friday. “I feel reasonably chipper, but weak as well for the wear and tear,” […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The state Supreme Court by a 6-3 ruling has affirmed that incumbent Democratic state Sen. Bill Stone has met the residency requirements to run for office this year in newly-configured Senate District 10. Stone, a second-term senator, had contended that he had lived in Holly Springs […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Term limit supporters kicked off their effort Thursday during a news conference at the Mississippi Capitol to place on the election ballot for the third time a citizen-sponsored term limits initiative. Keith Plunkett of Flora, the sponsor of the initiative, said Thursday marked the beginning of […]