Former Gov. Bill Allain remembered at Mississippi Capitol service

Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn’t afford lobbyists.

About 200 people — including former Govs. William Winter and Ronnie Musgrove and a host of current and former elected officials — gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a memorial service.

Allain, who died Monday at age 85, was a Democrat who served as attorney general from 1980 to 1984 and governor from 1984 to 1988.