By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Chris McDaniel of Ellisville apparently has put off for at least another day a decision on whether to appeal a decision dismissing his legal challenge of the June 24 Republican primary runoff election where he lost to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. Attorneys and others representing […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Major policy changes in Mississippi’s past have required litigation, former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said on Wednesday. Musgrove met with the Daily Journal’s editorial board to explain the lawsuit he filed last week against the state of Mississippi. It seeks to recover payment school districts have been shortchanged during […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Catholic and Methodist leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday with Gov. Phil Bryant, asking the state to keep sponsoring a program that resettles children with legal refugee status in Mississippi. Spokeswoman Nicole Webb says the Republican governor has sent a letter declining to accept any new children. She […]

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Moderator Robbie Ward of the Daily Journal asks another question to be answered by the seven Ward 3 City Council candidates, front seated from left, Travis Beard, Ed Breedlove, Mike Coutoumanos, Lorna Holliday-McGee, James Hull, James Pitts and Derek Russell, on Tuesday night during the forum at Lawndale Presbyterian Church hosted by the Lee Acres Neighborhood Association.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The seven candidates in Thursday’s special Ward 3 City Council election made their lone joint campaign appearance Tuesday night at a forum co-sponsored by the Lee Acres Neighborhood Association and the Daily Journal. Sherry Ashley, president of the Lee Acres Neighborhood Association, said electing a quality representative for […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters’ birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. Senate. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas ruled that neither poll books nor absentee ballot applications are subject to public disclosure […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Seven Ward 3 candidates will answer questions today for voters casting ballots in two days, the city’s first election in recent memory to fill a City Council member’s remaining term. Candidates will appear at a 7:30 p.m. forum at Lawndale Presbyterian Church, the sole public gathering with each […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau The U.S. Senate election in which Democrat Travis Childers of Booneville is challenging six-term Republican incumbent Thad Cochran will not be the only contest on the Nov. 4 general election ballot for Northeast Mississippians. Voters in the region can vote on the 1st District U.S. House race, local […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some key Mississippi leaders are turning to “the best and the brightest” of the next generation to try to help solve the many economic and quality-of-life issues facing the state. The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge will create a process where students at the eight public […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly one in 10 city residents can vote this week to pick a new voice in local government – three years sooner than expected. Tupelo’s 3,457 registered voters of Ward 3 can thank one of Saltillo’s newest homeowners for a chance to vote twice in 14 months for […]