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JACKSON (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant says in a new video that some in Washington have compared Mississippi to an old jalopy but he intends to drive full throttle toward economic recovery. The Republican Governors Association says Tuesday that Bryant’s new three-minute video is part of its “American Comeback” series to promote the role of […]

JACKSON (AP) – A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records. U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas of Texas will be in Jackson to hear arguments by True the Vote organization. The lawsuit seeks access to nine counties’ voter rolls as Chris McDaniel […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services holds a hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law. The state law was supposed take effect July 1 but was delayed after advocacy groups chided the agency for not holding a forum about how the measure might affect the poor. The law […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – When Thad Cochran last spoke at the Neshoba County Fair in 1997, he had to dispel rumors that he would be a candidate for governor in 1999. “I really think it is my duty to the people of Mississippi and to the people of the U.S. […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The ink is dry on a state grant that will see about $250,000 in improvements to the Chickasaw County AgriCenter this summer. And while Mississippi Legislature and local lawmakers pushed the grant this spring and the revenue bill got the governor’s signature this summer, the work to bring […]

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State Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks to supporters Friday night at the Summit in Tupelo during his "Truth and Justice Tour" throughout the state.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – State Sen. Chris McDaniel and some 65 supporters shared a sense of outrage during Friday’s meeting at the Summit. It was part of McDaniel’s “Truth and Justice Tour” that began in Olive Branch on Thursday and continues into next week. “The conservative movement in this state feels […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 10,000 insurance claims valued at $144 million resulting from the April 28 tornados have been processed, but there have been few problems so far. That’s according to Mississippi Insurance Commissioner and state Fire Marshal Mike Chaney, who spoke on a variety of topics Friday to the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The state Supreme Court has denied the emergency request of Chris McDaniel, the losing candidate in the June 24 Republican runoff for U.S. Senate, that the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office be ordered to give his campaign access to election poll books, including the dates of […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Chris McDaniel made it clear Wednesday through his campaign surrogates that he is not ready to give up on his contention that the June 24 Republican primary runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was stolen from him. Attorney Mitch Tyner said during a McDaniel campaign […]