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 […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democratic primary that pits two incumbent state senators against each other up north. Another is a Gulf Coast Republican primary in which a senator with statewide ambitions is challenged […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The two June 2 runoff candidates in the 1st District U.S. House special election – Walter Zinn and Trent Kelly – have at least one thing in common. Both say they are humbled to have survived from the field of 13 who originally sought to fill […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a new release that the funding is provided in the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair Appropriations Bill approved this week by the appropriations committee. Cochran is […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican legislative leaders are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to restore the original description for one of the two school funding amendments that will be on the ballot in November. In papers filed with the high court Friday, attorneys for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – After praising 1st District Congressional candidate Trent Kelly for his extensive professional resume and military service career, Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the Republican candidate in the race to fill the vacant U.S. House of Representative seat. Bryant’s endorsement came Thursday afternoon at the Tupelo Country Club during the […]

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 […]