Politics

Miss. House Representative tests positive for COVID-19

State Representative Bo Brown (District 70 – Hinds County) confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Remembering 2001: Voters choose to make current state flag official

  Lawmakers still unsure if they have votes needed to remove state flag

  Miss. lawmaker claims thousands have voiced displeasure over changing state flag

  Attorney: ‘Don’t play another down until the flag comes down'

  Business leaders across the state say new flag could bring new business

Robinson wins special election for House District 88

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  Miss. black caucus calls for immediate change of state flag

  Two District 88 candidates prepare for Tuesday’s special election

What you need to know before heading to polls Tuesday

Having 2 state flags ‘well-intentioned’ but ‘does not meet the threshold,' says Gov. Reeves

Lott wins runoff election for Petal alderman-at-large

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

  Mission Mississippi: ‘Gracism’ can help bridge racial divides

"God doesn’t see blue lives, God doesn’t see black lives, God sees lives. And all of those lives matter."

  Miss. lawmakers seek to navigate economy dented by COVID-19

Tuesday, state lawmakers will see what kind of financial shape Mississippi is in.

Lieutenant Governor announces lawmakers back in session May 26th

State lawmakers will return to the capitol May 26th - that word from Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann.

  Wicker shows appreciation to service members across the nation

Senator Roger Wicker released a statement thanking the nation’s military members for their service since May is National Military Appreciation Month.

Sen. Hyde-Smith gives away tainted campaign donation after Espy calls her out

Mississippi Legislature to reconvene Thursday

  Miss. Legislature challenging governor on use of $1.25B in relief money

  Lt. Gov. Hosemann reflects on historic events of first 100 days in office

Attorney General to sue China on behalf of Mississippi

  Mid-April in America is an unforgiving time, and now this

  Ivanka Trump ignores White House guidelines against discretionary travel

Ivanka Trump traveled with her family from Washington to Bedminster, New Jersey, last week to celebrate Passover despite coronavirus guidelines discouraging discretionary travel, which she's encouraged others to follow.

Special election scheduled for vacant District 87 seat

Reeves made the decision to have the special election after the District 87 seat became vacant when William Andrews III resigned from the position on Mar. 31.

  Scientists warn virus will be with us through summer

Coronavirus has already spread widely in Australia, which is coming out of its summer.

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

Some small business owners say they can't find a place to get a loan through the federal coronavirus relief package meant to help pay employees, rent and other expenses.

Watch: Full Court Press Now Weeknights

Full Court Press Now is a new 30-minute newscast that airs every weeknight on Gray Television stations across the U.S.

Gov. Reeves reschedules House District 88 special election

The election has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

A Trump administration official says illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusion about how it was all working.

Governor Reeves requests SBA economic disaster declaration for COVID-19

This request provides low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small business and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

Runoff to decide Petal alderman-at-large

Petal voters went to the polls Tuesday elect a new alderman-at-large.

Eureka School hosts conference on African-American women and 19th amendment

Dozens of people gathered in Hattiesburg Friday to learn more about the contributions of African-Americans to the women’s suffrage movement.

  Low turnouts for primary elections Tuesday, hopes for more voters come November

Aside from the general elections in November, precincts are normally accustomed to have lighter turnouts, and that was no different in Jones and Forrest counties.

  Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Biden’s decisive performance again showed his strength with working-class voters and African Americans, who are vital to winning the Democratic nomination.

Palazzo wins Republican primary in congressional race

A familiar face will continue to serve as Mississippi’s representative for the 4th Congressional District.

Guest, Benford to face off in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District

The race for Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District is shaping up for November.

Espy wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate; will face Hyde-Smith in November

Mississippi’s general election will be held on Nov. 3, 2020.

Miss. House passes alternative medical marijuana initiative to be listed alongside original

If approved by the Senate, House Concurrent Resolution No. 39 would be listed alongside the original Ballot Initiative Measure No. 65 during the Nov. 3 elections.

Run-off for Richton alderman happening Tuesday

The winner of that election will fill the seat of out-going Alderman Larry Wilson, who was elected Circuit Clerk back in November.

Mississippi Primaries: Here’s what you need to know

Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.

  Voters weigh in on what’s motivating them for the Mississippi primary elections

Campaign ads, endorsements and candidate visits have all picked up in the last week.

  Mississippi prepares for Tuesday’s primary election

While the presidential primary will be talked about on a national stage, there are still important races here in the Magnolia State.

President Trump endorses Rep. Palazzo on Twitter

On the eve of Mississippi’s primary election, President Donald Trump tweeted praise for Congressman Steven Palazzo.

Bill says Mississippi could check for voters’ US citizenship

A senator who opposes the bill called it “radical” and said it could disenfranchise thousands of citizens.

  Palazzo: Trump will win re-election because he keeps promises

Mississippi Senate Democrats have announced who they’ll support in the presidential race.

  Petal Chamber hosts candidate forum for alderman-at-large election

Petal voters heard from most of the candidates running in a special election for alderman-at-large Thursday night.

Senator Bernie Sanders cancels campaign stop in the Capital City

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has canceled his stop in Jackson.

  President Trump holds leads against Biden, Sanders in latest Mason-Dixon poll

A new poll is giving some insight into how some voters are feeling about the presidential candidates.

Gov. Reeves appoints new head of DHS

Bob Anderson will serve as the new head of the department.

Amos wins runoff for Laurel’s Ward 6

Grace Amos will be the new representative for Laurel’s Ward 6 on the city council.

Report: President Trump donating quarterly salary to help fight coronavirus

His donation was announced on Twitter by White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

  Miss. parents object to proposed bill that could kick special needs children out of scholarship accounts

Education related legislation moves through the process at the State Capitol.

  African-American voter symposium held in Hattiesburg

Dozens of Forrest County residents gathered Saturday for a conference on mobilizing and energizing voters for the 2020 elections.

  Rep. Guest speaks at Covington County Chamber meeting

Mississippi’s Third District congressman spoke to a meeting of Covington County business leaders Tuesday night.

Runoff will decide special election for Richton alderman at-large

A runoff will determine the winner of the Tuesday special election for alderman at-large in Richton.

Laurel Ward 6 City Council election will end in run-off

Grace Amos and Ira Martin will be the candidates in the run-off election for the position on March 3.

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

Democratic Party leaders and activists are describing widespread missteps in planning and implementation that made the Iowa caucuses a historic disaster.

La. Rep. Steve Scalise supports repercussions for Nancy Pelosi’s speech ripping

Scalise called Pelosi's behavior "disgraceful" and said it was "beneath the dignity of the House of Representatives."

Proposed bill could change the Mississippi state flag

A proposed bill aims to change the current state flag in Mississippi.

  Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

C Spire commercial gets more folks talking about computer science in Mississippi schools.

New rep resigns, saying she had to choose service or pension

A new Mississippi lawmaker is stepping down less than a month after taking office.

Former Miss. governor Phil Bryant joins consulting firm

Former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has officially been relieved of his duties as Governor and is now on to his next venture.

  Laurel to hold special election for Ward 6 council position

The city of Laurel will hold a special election on Feb. 11 to fill the vacant Ward 6 City Council position.

Medical marijuana opponent speaks out to Coast Republicans

On Monday, Harrison County Republican Women heard from a speaker opposed to legalization for medicinal use.

Gov. Reeves to deliver first State of the State address Monday

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves will deliver his first State of the State address Monday night.

  Gov. Reeves announces nationwide search for MDOC commissioner

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is launching a search for a new commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections.

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.

Inauguration Day: Tate Reeves is sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor

Tate Reeves is officially sworn in as the state's 65th Governor.

  Hattiesburg mayor pushes for citywide camera system to reduce crime

After four different shootings over the weekend, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker pushes for a partnership with Project NOLA.

  Tate Reeves officially becomes 65th Governor of Mississippi

Tate Reeves was officially introduced as Mississippi’s 65th Governor on Tuesday.

  Inauguration 2020: Tate Reeves to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor Tuesday morning

Due to rain, the ceremony will now be held inside the State Capitol in the House chamber.

Six officials take the oath of office at Miss. Capitol

Six elected officials take the oath of office

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

Miss. Board of Health expresses ‘strong opposition’ to medical marijuana ballot initiative

Mississippians will still be allowed to vote for or against the amendment in November of 2020.

2020 Mississippi Legislative Session begins, attention turns to prison reform

The 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session kicked off Tuesday amid high tensions within the state prison system.

Gov. Bryant says blame falls on inmates for violence in state prisons, not his administration

"The inmates are the ones that take each other’s lives. The inmates are the ones that fashion weapons out of metal."

  Newly elected Forrest County officials take oath of office

History was made Monday as the first woman was sworn in as a Forrest County Board of Supervisor. Also, new faces replaced some roles in county leadership.

Rep. Thompson requests investigation into MDOC: ‘There are some serious flaws in the correctional system’

Governor Phil Bryant said he welcomes federal investigators coming in to assist with the investigation happening at the state level.

  Lamar County swears in newly elected public officials

A swearing in ceremony was held Monday morning for the newly elected officials, followed by the county's first Board of Supervisors meeting of the new year.