Mississippi Republicans honor founding chairman Yerger

JACKSON – The Mississippi Republican Party is honoring its founding chairman at two events Tuesday.

Jackson businessman Wirt Yerger Jr. started leading the state party in 1956.

The current state chairman, Brad White, says Yerger will be recognized Tuesday afternoon during a meeting of the state Republican central committee at the party headquarters in downtown Jackson.

Yerger also will be honored Tuesday night during a dinner at the Jackson Marriott hotel.

The Associated Press