Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Eight of the 13 candidates vying in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat have placed at least $75,000 of their own money either through loans or direct funding into their campaigns. The leader in self-funding is emergency room physician Starner Jones, who has put $475,000 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even as former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough is taking over the state’s economic development efforts, there will be one less person working to attract jobs to Northeast Mississippi. MDA announced intentions to close its eight regional economic development offices, including the one located in the Renasant […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Later this month, eight of the members of the 12-member Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will be appointees of Gov. Phil Bryant. And if Bryant wins re-election later this year, as expected, he will become the first governor to have appointed all […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Before Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert decided to run for Congress, the father of four children, ranging in ages from 1 to 8, got on the Internet to determine the number of days he would be in Washington, D.C., away from his family. He essentially determined he […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau In 1994, former Northern District U.S. Attorney Bob Whitwell barely missed out on making the Republican primary runoff in the 1st District congressional race. Republican Roger Wicker went on to win that primary and the general election to replace the retiring Jamie Whitten. Working on Whitwell’s campaign that […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau It is as if Walter Howard Zinn Jr. has been preparing for this moment – the 1st District congressional special election – for most of his 34 years. Whether it was being class president at Pontotoc High School, state Beta Club president, an intern to then-U.S. Rep. Roger […]

Daily Journal Absentee voting to fill the post for Mississippi’s 1st District congressman will be available at county circuit clerk’s offices from 8 a.m. to noon today and May 9. In Lee County, the voting will be available at the Lee County Justice Center in the first floor circuit clerk’s office. The deadline for in-person […]

Gov. Phil Bryant, right, announces Glenn McCullough Jr. as the new director of the state's economic development agency during the annual meeting of the state chamber of commerce, the Mississippi Economic Council, on Thursday in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr. cited multiple reasons for his decision to accept the position as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority from Gov. Phil Bryant. Among those was the observation from McCullough’s wife Laura, who noted he was traveling all over the world […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Henry Ross believes the founders of this country were on to something when they implemented a system of limited government based on the Constitution. And that’s exactly what the Eupora native hopes to bring this country and Mississippi’s 1st District back to if he’s elected to the U.S. […]