Six historical markers unveiled in Fulton

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – This weekend has been one for the history books in Fulton. On Saturday, the Mississippi...

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – People will not need to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in a purse, briefcase or luggage under legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Bryant. Under current Mississippi law and constitutional provisions, a person needs a permit to carry a concealed gun. A […]

Brent Christensen, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority for nearly three years, has accepted a job heading the the economic development agency in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Daily Journal file)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi’s top economic developer is taking a job in North Carolina. Brent Christensen, tapped by Gov. Phil Bryant as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority in May 2012, will become chief executive officer of the Greensboro Partnership in Greensboro, North Carolina, starting no later than […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal PONTOTOC – For the first time in the campaign for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat, a majority of the candidates gathered to speak Tuesday evening. Twelve of the 13 candidates running in the May 12 special election spoke during an event sponsored by the Pontotoc Republican Executive Committee. A representative […]

By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – After spending 16 years as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office, Arch Bullard wants to return to the office as its leader. The Corinth attorney kicked off his campaign for district attorney with what he called “a little bit of food, a little bit of music and […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Candidates running for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat will have an opportunity to speak directly to voters during two debates this month. The Pontotoc Republican Executive Committee will kick off the first of the area debates at 6 p.m. tonight for all 13 candidates who qualified for the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be in Tupelo this afternoon for a meet and greet event in coordination with a congressional candidate’s campaign. Alveda King, former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, conservative and pro-life activist, will meet with area residents from […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – If nothing else, the just-completed 2015 session of the Mississippi Legislature drew the battle lines for elections later this year. Republicans left last week after the session ended touting a $110-million boost in funding for public education and increases in funding for community colleges and universities. […]

By Ron Maxey The Commercial Appeal HERNANDO – A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana has entered the Mississippi push for legalization by offering to pay volunteers to collect petition signatures needed to get the measure on the 2016 general election ballot. Jeremy Bufford, president of Medical Marijuana United, says he will pay $1 per certified […]

House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, drops the gavel as he signals the end of the 2015 legislative session for the House on Thursday with Speaker Pro-Tempore Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, at his side. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi House wasted little time Thursday morning finishing its agenda and concluding the 2015 legislative session. On Thursday, in close votes, the House passed legislation that imposes penalties on school administrators if their schools cheat on standardized assessment tests and a bill that removes civil […]