WLOX – Republican gubernatorial candidates seek support from state’s conservatives

Republican gubernatorial candidates seek support from state’s conservatives

The race for the Republican nominee for Governor of Mississippi got a little bit tighter Tuesday with what could be a key endorsement.

State Representative Robert Foster officially put his support behind former State Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. in a series of appearances across the state.

Foster finished third in the general election with almost 18 percent of the vote, making his endorsement a potential game changer two weeks before voters go back to the polls.

On Monday, Waller’s opponent Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Foster’s endorsement “will not have much of an impact”. Reeves said that “conservatives” who supported Foster “are coming to our campaign”.

The current Governor, Gov. Phil Bryant, has endorsed Reeves.

Reeves shares McDaniel tweet


Foster hits the trail with Waller


WCBI – Some Mississippi candidates still looking to secure a nomination

WLOX – Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

A lawsuit was filed in federal court Tuesday against Attorney General Jim Hood and the Cosmetology Board, challenging Mississippi’s law requiring eyebrow threaders to obtain an esthetician’s license to practice.

In order to obtain the esthetician’s license, eyebrow threaders must complete 600 hours of instructions over a minimum of 15 weeks and pass two exams, but the classes do not cover eyebrow threading.

By comparison, emergency medical technicians are only required to complete 165 hours of training in Mississippi.

WTOK – Lottery commission gets progress update

WAPT – Mississippi possibly dropping test in future

School Testing One of the four tests that Mississippi public school students take in high school may be going away.

A testing task force is recommending the state Board of Education scrap the required U.S. history test.

Students formerly had to pass the history exam along with English, algebra and biology exams to graduate. Now, there are alternate routes to graduate, but some Mississippi students still haven’t earned a diploma.

Wicker works to strengthen Coast Guard


WTVA – Grenada City Manager leaving for Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign

The Grenada City Manager is leaving to assist former Vice President Joe Biden in his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Trey Baker told WTVA Biden hired him as the National Director for African American Engagement.  The Grenada native says the role is an effort to connect the former Vice President with African American voters.  Biden is considered the front-runner in a crowded field of Democrats trying to win the party’s nomination but the race is now gathering pace.

Baker is no stranger to politics having served as the legislative aide and counsel to U.S. Representative for Mississippi’s 2nd District Congressman Bennie Thompson in 2014 until his appointment as Grenada’s City Manager in 2016.