Group files lawsuit for MAEP funding

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Fourteen Mississippi school districts filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery Court on Thursday demanding...


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Criminal embezzlement charges against state Rep. Brian Aldridge, R-Tupelo, are being dropped because the key witness in the case died earlier this year, Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday. Hood said the testimony of Florence Aldridge, Aldridge’s aunt, would have been needed in the trial. She […]

[U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker starts with thoughts about the Mississippi GOP split after the recent U.S. Senate primary election, discusses at 2:00 efforts to keep the National Guard's 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team and at 4:20 explains his position on an on-going U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.]   By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – […]

Senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel talks about his election challenge Monday during a news conference in Jackson The Republican Party on Wednesday said he needs to take his case to court. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Rick Guy)

  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Joe Nosef, chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, has informed Chris McDaniel that the courts, not the executive committee of the state Party, is the proper venue for his challenge to the June primary where he lost to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel, a […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife pleaded guilty Wednesday, drawing no jail time in a plea agreement in which he pledged to cooperate with prosecutors. John Mary of Hattiesburg pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Chris McDaniel ended weeks of speculation Monday by announcing he had filed a challenge to the results of the June 24 Republican U.S. Senate runoff he lost to incumbent Thad Cochran. McDaniel said he is asking for a public hearing before the state Republican Executive Committee […]

JACKSON (AP) – The state Attorney General’s Office has until Aug. 14 to file briefs in a case involving a DeSoto County woman who wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. Lauren Czekala-Chatham has appealed a decision by DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. that the Mississippi Constitution […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The law that former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and others are citing for a proposed lawsuit to recoup state money local school districts have been shortchanged since 2010 had much stronger backing from Republicans, including then-Gov. Haley Barbour, than it did from Democrats when it passed in […]

Daily Journal Congressman Alan Nunnelee has been moved to an outpatient center as he continues cancer treatment. Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, was moved Friday from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. He will continue radiation and chemotherapy treatment as well as speech and mobility rehabilitation for the […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert on Friday expressed gratitude for congressional passage of funding for the Highway Trust Fund, but he said his sense of relief is “very temporary” because the $11 billion measure expires at the end of May 2015. Tagert, a Republican from Starkville whose offices are […]