By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council remained uncertain Monday about holding a vote today to provide $500,000 toward a matching grant for an airport renovation project rejected less than a year ago. Council members generally sounded supportive in discussing the Tupelo Regional Airport’s leveraging of state funding to help construct a […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court. McDaniel asked Monday for an emergency order forcing Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker to let him see original copies of poll books. He’s trying to prove people who […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The just-completed 2014 fiscal year marks the third consecutive year the state has experienced revenue growth of more than 5 percent. Only four other times in Mississippi history since 1980 has the state experienced three consecutive years of revenue growth of more than 5 percent: • […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Chris McDaniel, still refusing to give up his challenge to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, said Friday via email his campaign had found 8,300 questionable ballots across the state from the June 24 Republican primary runoff. He said many of those “were unquestionably cast […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and his Democratic opponent, Travis Childers of Booneville, are slated to appear back to back on the same stage July 31 at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings. Childers is slated to speak at 10:20 a.m., followed by Cochran at 10:30. […]

Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi Republican Party chairman Joe Nosef says the GOP will defend itself from what he calls a “frivolous” lawsuit filed over access to local voting records. Nosef says the state party does not possess or control the records sought by 22 Mississippi residents and a Texas-based group, True the Vote. In […]

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON – A federal lawsuit seeking voter records has been refiled in Mississippi’s southern district federal court. Texas group True the Vote and 22 Mississippi residents refiled their lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the state Republican Party. The new […]

In the midst of what was thought to be a close election for the U.S. Senate in 2008, Republican Roger Wicker ran radio ads courting the votes of black Mississippians because his opponent, Ronnie Musgrove, was perceived by some as being lukewarm in support of fellow Democrat Barack Obama for president. Of course, what was […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The campaign for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran said the first two days of the review of election data from the June 24 U.S. Senate Republican runoff did not provide the thousands of voting irregularities that challenger Chris McDaniel’s campaign said eventually would be discovered. The McDaniel […]