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By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Oxford’s mayor and aldermen will host a public hearing Sept. 15 on a proposal to legalize...

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Rep. Karl Gibbs of West Point, seeking a full term representing District 36 in the Mississippi House, will be in a runoff Tuesday with Jimmy Davidson, also of West Point. Davidson and Gibbs were the top vote-getters in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary, but neither […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Republicans still have work to do for Lee County’s third district. On Tuesday, voters will return to the polls for a runoff election to decide whether developer Danny Barrows or farmer Tony Roper will be the Republican nominee. It is the only race on the primary runoff […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – After three years of predictability on bond funding, officials at Mississippi’s eight public universities are hoping for a new multiyear agreement with lawmakers on the level of funding they can expect. The College Board voted Thursday to forward university requests for bond money to the Legislature, which newly […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal NETTLETON – Mayor Jimmy Taylor has tendered his resignation effective Wednesday. Taylor, who was sworn into office in 2013, has moved to Pensacola, Florida. “We placed our house on the market, and it sold before we thought it would. We thought we would buy a place in Florida and rent […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi State University will name a dormitory after late Congressman Alan Nunnelee The College Board approved plans Thursday to name what is known as North Hall, a dormitory opened in 2007, for the Tupelo Republican who died in office in February. Nunnelee earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from MSU in 1980. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The three-member Mississippi Election Commission will decide in September how much information will be available to voters when they go to the polls on Nov. 3 to decide whether to approve the citizen-sponsored Initiative 42, which is designed to enhance the state’s commitment to public education. […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he’s trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who did not spend a dime and won the party’s nomination for Mississippi governor. The Washington-based consultant, Dane Strother, set up a website […]

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People listen to Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann speak at the beginning of the forum about Initiative 42 on Monday night at the Link Centre.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Initiative 42 and its alternative measure, 42A, were discussed at a public forum Monday evening at the Link Centre, with the majority of citizens speaking in support of the amendment to the state constitution put on the ballot by the Better Schools, Better Jobs organization. Voters will have […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi state flag supporters are welcome to bring their flags to the Tupelo City Council meeting, but not their poles. Citing safety issues, the council has asked the police to prevent people from bringing flags on poles into the council chambers where representatives from both sides of the […]