WJTV – President Trump to hold rally in DeSoto County

#MSSen: McDaniel camp urging supporters to attend Trump rally for Hyde-Smith to protest


WCBI – Voter registration top concern as elections near

NEWSMS – 12 candidates qualify for two Special House Elections

House District 31 includes Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower, and Washington counties while House District 95 covers portions of Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, and Warren Counties.

The special elections come after Representatives Sara Richardson Thomas and America “Cuck” Middleton announced their retirement after each serving in the House for over 20 years.

The special election will be held on General Election Day, November 6th, 2018 and runoffs will take place on November 27th.

The candidates for HD 31 are Otis L. Anthony, Barbara Rose Brooks, Shannon D. Brown, B.C. Hammond, Carolyn Steele Johnson, Jeanette Knighten-Washington, Ada M. Lindsey, and Charles Modley. Candidates for HD 85 are JoAnn Collins-Smith, Tyler K. Doss, Jeffery Harness, and Maurice Hudson.

CLARION LEDGER – Former Madison County Supervisor Karl Banks loses election challenge

A judge has thrown out  former longtime Madison County Supervisor Karl Banks’ challenge of 2015 election loss to David Bishop by two votes.

Special Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson dismissed Banks’ challenge Tuesday within a couple hours of the trial beginning.

“We are planning to appeal,” Banks’ attorney, Lisa Ross, said.”We are going to go all the way. We don’t believe illegal votes should determine this election.”

Banks, in his complaint, alleged the Madison County Election Commissioners’ decision not to count four ballots and the failure to include 27 other affidavit ballots cost him the election.

MBJ – Officers elected to Mississippi Main Street Board of Directors

The newly-elected MMSA executive officers are: President Ed Gardner, Director of Business and Economic Development, Entergy Mississippi in Jackson; President-Elect Kevin Stafford, Vice President of Neel-Schaffer, Inc. in Columbus; Treasurer Steven B. Dick, Economic Development Manager for Mississippi Power in Gulfport; and Past President Allison Beasley, Economic/Workforce Development Division Director, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District in Gulfport.

WTVA – Transportation Commission awards contracts for projects in North Mississippi

This includes the following:

  1. A $2.1 million contract was awarded to Century Construction Group, Inc., of Tupelo, for a bridge preservation project on U.S. Highway 278 over Fourmile Creek in Lafayette County.
  2. A $2 million contract was awarded to Talbot Brothers Construction Co., of Nesbit, for a bridge preservation project on State Route 304 in DeSoto County.
  3. A $679,000 contract was awarded to Key, LLC, of Madison, for a bridge repair project on U.S. Highway 49 in Coahoma County.
  4. A $949,000 contract was awarded to Riverside Traffic Systems, Inc., of New Albany, for striping along various highways throughout Transportation District 2.

WLBT – Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor’s name after flap

The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor’s name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist…

…Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter says Tuesday that campus councils will ask the state College Board to remove Meek’s name from the journalism school, where Meek and his wife donated $5.3 million in 2009.