JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has five times as much cash to spend in the final five months of the governor's race as his best-financed opponent, and he's already spending...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi candidates had a Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports to show how much money they had raised and spent through the end of May. This is a brief look at...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor have agreed to a televised debate two weeks before the primary.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves continues to have the strongest fundraising effort among the candidates running for Mississippi governor, according to new finance...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi campaign fundraising (all times local):
A new finance report shows Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood has nearly $1.2...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice has collected more than $580,000 in his run for governor.
Republican Bill Waller Jr. raised the money in two months...
Mississippi candidates seek cash as deadline approaches
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Candidates for Mississippi governor are asking supporters for cash as another campaign finance reporting deadline approaches.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says someone broke into his truck and stole campaign files while he was at an event.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor agreed on many points during the first debate of the 2019 campaign season, each saying he would make a...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican gubernatorial debate in Mississippi (all times local):
Two of the three Republicans running for Mississippi governor say...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The top of the ticket for Mississippi's 2019 statewide election could feature the most competitive governor's race since 2003, but a dearth of strong Democratic candidates...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here are the major-party and independent candidates running for statewide offices in Mississippi this year, according to the state Democratic and Republican parties and the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A retired chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court says he has the best chance to win the governor's race because he believes he will appeal to voters across party...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Hood is proposing to eliminate Mississippi's sales tax on groceries and require lawmakers to be subject to state open records law as...
Former chief justice Waller to run for Mississippi governor
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for Mississippi governor as a Republican, telling WJTV-TV that he plans to qualify before the March 1 deadline and will formally announce plans then. The Clarion Ledger first reported Waller's plans.
Griffis takes oath as Mississippi Supreme Court justice
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new justice has been sworn in to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland was surrounded by family Friday as he took his oath from the new chief justice, Michael Randolph of Hattiesburg.
Griffis had served on the state Court of Appeals since January 2003 and was that court's chief judge for the past month. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed him to succeed Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson, who retired from the Supreme Court on Jan. 31.
Mississippi chief justice: Time for another to lead court
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After 21 years on the Mississippi Supreme Court and 10 years as chief justice, Bill Waller Jr. says it's time for someone else to take the helm.
"I think it's just a good time to have some fresh blood and for the court to reorganize under a new chief and frankly to give other folks the opportunity to be chief justice," said Waller, who will resign Jan. 31.
Gov names 1 to Mississippi high court, 1 to appeals court
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is promoting a Court of Appeals judge to the state Supreme Court. And, he's appointing a legislator to fill the vacancy on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
Bryant announced Wednesday that he's naming Court of Appeals Judge Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland to succeed Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson, who retires Jan. 31. Griffis will join the nine-member Supreme Court on Feb. 1 and will serve the rest of the term, which ends in January 2022.
Death row inmate seeks execution; judge to decide competency
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge will decide whether a death row inmate who says he wants to be executed is mentally competent to waive all his appeals.
The state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the examination in the case of David Cox.
Griffis named chief judge of Mississippi Court of Appeals
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Judge Kenny Griffis Jr. will become the next chief judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., who makes the choice, announced his selection earlier this month.
The 57-year-old Griffis, a Ridgeland resident, will take over on Jan. 2 after current Chief Judge Joe Lee retires Dec. 31.
Ceremony to honor craft center renaming for late governor
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The state is naming a building for late Mississippi Gov. Bill Waller Sr., but it's not in downtown Jackson.
Instead, a ceremony on Saturday will honor the renaming of the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland for Waller, governor from 1972 to 1976.
Legislators passed a bill this year naming the building for Waller, who died in 2011.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The top judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals is retiring when this term ends Jan. 1.
Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee of Jackson had filed to seek another eight-year term this November. However, the 72-year-old announced Tuesday that he would retire.
Candidates have until May 11 to qualify. Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill has announced for the appeals court post.
38-year Mississippi judge dies, aided criminal rules
CARRIERE, Miss. (AP) — A longtime south Mississippi circuit judge has died.
State Supreme Court spokeswoman Beverly Kraft says Robert "Rip" Prichard III died Saturday at 78. No cause of death was released.
Prichard retired in 2010 as Mississippi's longest-serving trial judge. He was appointed in 1972 in a judicial district including Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion and Pearl River counties.
US chief justice taking part in Mississippi bicentennial
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is helping Mississippi mark the bicentennial of statehood and its judicial system.
Justice John Roberts is scheduled to be in the state Sept. 27.
Roberts will swear in appeals court staff attorneys and law clerks to practice before the nation's highest court, according to a news release from the Mississippi Supreme Court. He also will meet with Mississippi appellate judges and will oversee a law school moot court competition.
4 justices take oath of office for Mississippi Supreme Court
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One new justice and three returning ones have been sworn in to the nine-member Mississippi Supreme Court.
Justice Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando is a former circuit judge who was elected to the state's highest court in November. He succeeds former Justice Ann Lamar of Senatobia, who retired.
Chamberlin took his oath Tuesday, moments after Justices Jim Kitchens of Crystal Springs, James Maxwell of Oxford and Dawn Beam of Sumrall took theirs.
Mississippi high court honors retiring Justice Ann Lamar
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is honoring Justice Ann Lamar of Senatobia as she prepares to retire.
The court is holding a ceremony on Thursday for Lamar, who didn't seek re-election. She will be succeeded in January by Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando, who's currently a circuit judge.