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Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo attorney Greg Pirkle and Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert qualified Wednesday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Pirkle and Tagert are the latest candidates to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of State’s office. District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo, Oxford attorney Quentin Whitwell and […]

MADISON (AP) – Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife, without permission, in a nursing home. The Clarion-Ledger reports Clayton Kelly of Pearl requested the delay. His trial had been scheduled for next week in Madison. Kelly is charged with conspiracy, attempted burglary […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Gray Tollison conceded it would be a long shot to pass in the final days of the current legislative session his proposal to create separate boards to oversee personnel matters at each of the eight public universities. It would take a two-thirds majority in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The language slated to appear on the November general election ballot as an alternative to the citizen-sponsored education funding initiative is being challenged in Hinds County Circuit Court. Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the Oxford School District, filed the challenge Tuesday, claiming […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – As qualifying deadline for candidates nears in the special election to fill the vacancy in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District, deadlines for voters are also nearing. The election was called following the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee, who died Feb. 6 following a battle with cancer. Candidates will run […]

JACKSON (AP) – Attorney Mitch Tyner says he’s dropping out of the Public Service Commission race in central Mississippi, in the name of Republican unity. Tyner says Tuesday that he is supporting Tony Greer for the GOP nomination for the open seat. Greer is a Hinds County supervisor and former Clinton alderman. With Tyner’s departure, […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Itawamba County prosecuting attorney Chip Mills of Fulton officially qualified Monday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Mills is the third candidate to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of State’s office. District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Oxford attorney Quentin Whitwell are the […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi House has approved the final version of a bill to tighten parts of the state contract process, but a chairman says the Senate weakened it. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants to bring more openness to government spending. Republican Rep. Jerry Turner of Baldwyn […]

By Steve Peoples Associated Press WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what’s expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign. “I am running for president and I hope to earn […]