By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can’t hide it – the people’s house has grown too small. Spectators routinely stand through committee meetings when the Legislature is […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The man largely credited with Oxford-University Transit, the expansion of Oxford’s historic preservation efforts and the preservation of its tree canopy will retire April 30. Tim Akers, who became city planner in December 2005, credits Oxford’s officials, staff and residents with the quality of life that continually garners […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will unveil a new tool through which Mississippians who want natural gas as a home energy source can make their need known to his office and the state’s natural gas suppliers. The meeting will be 6 until 7 p.m. today at the Lee County Justice Center, […]

Gov. Phil Bryant receives a standing ovation from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, center, and his wife, Deborah Bryant, during his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Jackson in January. Most of Bryant's 2014 legislative priorities were achieved.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant says he talks to other governors across the nation who envy his successes in getting his agenda passed through the Legislature. Part of that success can be attributed to the fact the Republican Bryant and the Republican leadership of the Legislature are of […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton has planned to asked City Council members to increase the personnel director’s salary 31 percent to $73,000 annually but has postponed this request until a majority of the council can be sold on the idea. Shelton has said he believes the city’s nine department heads, […]

Updates: After being fired, Sonny Noble is now seeking his job back. Yesterday: North Lee audit cites financial issues, was written after Sonny Noble provided information to Daily Journal investigative reporter Robbie Ward. TUPELO – North Lee County Water Association’s outside maintenance supervisor was told Friday morning he was fired for what he believes is […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A Republican U.S. Senate challenger in Mississippi said Friday that the incumbent’s camp is “showing signs of desperation” by criticizing things he said while hosting a conservative talk radio show several years ago. Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel is challenging six-term incumbent Thad Cochran, a former Senate Appropriations […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – To generate funds for street construction, Oxford officials are considering charging to park on a major entrance to the University of Mississippi and the city. Last week the Board of Aldermen, the mayor and leading city staff members discussed the possibility of installing parking meters on the street […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Board of Aldermen voted Friday to accept donation of a downtown lot that will be developed as a “pocket park” amidst the recent South Corinth development along Wick Street. The vote came during a special called meeting before the board went into executive session to […]