Supervisors move project forward

Daily Journal The Lee County Supervisors laid the ground work for an economic development project Friday. The project would be located at...

Daily Journal TUPELO – Two candidates running for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat received endorsements this week from national groups and organizations. Dr. Starner Jones was endorsed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Jones is a Pontotoc native and emergency room physician in Memphis. Trent Kelly was endorsed by VetsStrong Political Action Committee. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The newspaper isn’t guaranteed to bring good news. “I was doing better before I read the Daily Journal,” Janie Alexander-Macasco said on Tuesday. She read that the Mississippi Legislature decided not to fund a 60 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at Veterans Park in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation going to Gov. Phil Bryant will create a commission to make recommendations on academic standards to the state Board of Education but will not mandate changes to Mississippi’s current Common Core standards. The House had passed language earlier in the session mandating that the nine-member […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation designed to divert $50 million over a two-year period from a trust fund designed to pay unemployment benefits to a workforce training program has gotten caught up with failed tax cut efforts and has created the specter of a special session. House and Senate negotiators […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Constituent services are still being offered throughout Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional offices following the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee and during a special election to fill his seat. As 13 candidates begin campaigning for the vacant seat left by Nunnelee’s Feb. 6 death, constituents in the district can […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Senate has unanimously confirmed several people to serve on state boards and commissions. Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Karen Elam of Oxford were confirmed Tuesday to the state Board of Education. Chip Morgan of Leland, Dr. Al McNair of Gautier and Tommy Duff of Hattiesburg were confirmed to the College […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Senators want more work on a bill that would force the state Department of Education to relaunch a contract competition to pick state standardized tests with rules that would aid the ACT organization. House and Senate negotiators tacked the language onto House Bill 434, a must-pass bill that […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippian Railway has operated between Amory and Fulton since 1926. The Mississippi Legislature has provided $2.6 million in a $249.8 million bond bill to help ensure the 25-mile track on the east side of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway remains in operation. The legislation, which allows the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Legislature – at least a portion of it – is trying to block the effort of an Oxford woman to legally challenge the language it passed as an alternative to the citizen-sponsored initiative designed to enhance the state’s commitment to the funding of public […]