WJTV – Candidates for Governor take part in drawing for upcoming debate

WLOX / WLBT – Mississippi Gubernatorial race continues to ramp up ahead of November general election

Mississippi Gubernatorial race continues to ramp up ahead of November general election

The latest development in the Governor’s race comes via President Trump’s twitter.

“The President’s endorsement yesterday made it the biggest day in our campaign. President Trump is extremely popular in Mississippi,” Tate Reeves said Thursday.

Democratic nominee Jim Hood responded via statement.

“I will work with President Trump on infrastructure, vaping and other issues that help Mississippi,” said Jim Hood. “I can’t do anything about the swamp in Washington, but I can drain the swamp in Jackson Tate Reeves created. I will stop the insider deals, like Tate getting caught coercing the Mississippi Department of Transportation to spend our money for a road to the 27 houses in his gated subdivision.”



WJTV – Bob Hickingbottom announces candidacy for governor

WDAM – Secretary of State candidates DuPree, Watson speak at forum in Hattiesburg

Secretary of State candidates DuPree, Watson speak at forum in Hattiesburg

William Carey University in Hattiesburg hosted the two candidates for Mississippi Secretary of State in a forum Thursday afternoon.

The Democratic nominee, former Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree, and the Republican nominee, State Sen. Michael Watson, had the chance to discuss their positions and answer questions in the Thomas Fine Arts Auditorium at 4 p.m. The general election will be held on Nov. 5.

The forum was by the Mississippi Coast Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, William Carey and the Gulf Coast Business Council.

“The Secretary of State’s Office plays a crucial role in our state in elections, regulation of businesses and administration of public lands, among other functions,” said Jane Meynardie, one of The Federalist Society organizers. “This will be a great opportunity for voters to hear directly from the candidates about their plans for this important office.”

WCBI – Congressman, Lt. Governor attend briefing at Tupelo armory

WLOX – Former higher ed commissioner to lead Ole Miss

Former higher ed commissioner to lead Ole MissAn official with firsthand knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that former state Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce will be announced as the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Friday.



The source spoke on condition of anonymity because although trustees voted on the choice in closed session Thursday, it won’t be announced until Friday in Oxford.

Boyce, 61, declined comment to the AP on Thursday night. His choice brings to a close a fraught search for a new Ole Miss leader after former Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter resigned after less than three years on the job.

Sen. Wicker among group meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem

 

WTVA – Radio host to challenge Guest in GOP congressional primary

A Jackson radio talk show host says he is running for the U.S. House in the Third Congressional District.

James Tulp, of Ridgeland, will challenge Representative Michael Guest in the March 2020 Republican primary.

Guest is in his first term representing the district that runs from Starkville, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties to southwest Mississippi.

Qualifying for the 2020 party primaries ends on January 2.

YP – Bryant’s 2019 SOTS Address recognized by ALEC

 

WLOX – Louisiana businessman pleads guilty to bribing former MDOC commissioner, Kemper County sheriff

Louisiana businessmen plead guilty to bribing former MDOC commissioner, Kemper County sheriffFour Louisiana businessmen pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate to conspiring to pay bribes to former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps and current Kemper County Sheriff James Moore in exchange for receiving contracts involving MDOC and a regional detention facility located in Kemper County, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

Michale LeBlanc, Sr., 71, of Baton Rouge; Tawasky Ventry, 60, of Opelousas; Michael LeBlanc, Jr., 42, of Prairieville; and Jacque Jackson, 51, of LaPlace, attempted to bribe Epps and Moore, who were both assisting the FBI at the time of the investigation. The four men paid the bribes in an attempt to secure lucrative contracts in commissary and inmate calling services. The men were associated with Brothers Commissary Services and American Phone Systems, both located in Louisiana but operating in the state of Mississippi.

“Mississippians are sick and tired of corruption, and those who bribe our public officials will soon find themselves in a federal indictment. This office has made fighting public corruptions a priority, and we will continue working with all of our partners to end corruption throughout our state,” Hurst said.