By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford confirmed Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Yoste was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert in the August Republican primary. Yoste, who has worked on the staffs of former […]


By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – As the dust settles from a frantic two-month-long campaign, two candidates hope to keep their momentum moving forward in the race for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Walter Howard Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly topped the 13-candidate field Tuesday night and forced a runoff in the special election […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mike Armour, director of the Mississippi office of the Appalachian Regional Commission, confirmed Wednesday he is withdrawing from the state Senate District 6 contest. Armour, a Tupelo Republican, had qualified for the contest after state Sen. District 6 incumbent Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, entered the special election […]

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By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Two candidates – a Democrat and a Republican – are advancing to a June 2 runoff election in the race for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat. Howard Zinn and Trent Kelly were the two front runners in Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat left vacated following the […]

Daily Journal Today there are 13. Tomorrow there will be just two – more than likely. The first round of the 1st Congressional District special election comes to an end today when voters across the 22-county district go to the polls to select a successor to the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some time after the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the 13-candidate field in the special election for the District 1 U.S. House seat will be culled most likely to two, but possibly one. But most observers believe it will be a bit of a political […]


By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – Bill Williams is no longer a defendant in a wrongful termination suit filed in September by former Saltillo Assistant Police Chief Prentice Brown. Senior U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson dismissed Williams this week from both the First Amendment free speech retaliation and the malicious interference claims. In his […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear in an expedited manner the arguments from legislative leaders that a Hinds County judge did not have the authority to change the language on the ballot for their alternative to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative. The state’s highest […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau The United States Constitution does not place many restrictions on candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office points out that Article 1, Section 2 of the federal Constitution says to run for Congress a candidate must have lived in the United […]