The Madison County Journal, 11/8/7

Presidential candidate Fred Thompson will be a special guest at a tribute dinner for state Republican Party Chairman Jim Herring on Nov. 19 at the Jackson Hilton on County Line Road.

Thompson will join Herring and other state GOP leaders at the event beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception. The dinner is being hosted by the Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association.

When he considers the position of the Republican Party in Mississippi, Herring thinks the hard work in the past is paying huge dividends in the present.