STARKVILLE – At the close of business on Friday, Oct. 31, Mississippi’s 2014 U.S. Senate race had run up a tab of $22,129,447 and growing, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s “Influence Explorer” website. See for yourself at http://realtime.influenceexplorer.com/race/2014/S/MS/2/.
A comfortably cool evening, a stunning sunset and plenty of political surmising highlighted the most recent gathering of the “Good Ole’ Boys and Gals” at Johnny Morgan’s metal barn off Hwy. 7 just north of Oxford last Thursday night.
Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars band will be playing at Proud Larry’s in Oxford this Thursday night.
STARKVILLE – After a long, bruising, and for Mississippi Republicans, significantly divisive U.S. Senate campaign, the end of the road is now in sight.
Accreditation grades for schools and school districts around the state were released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education with less fanfare than in previous years.
My mother, Jo Ann Denley, is continuing to improve at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She has been moved to the rehab part of the hospital which she undergoes physical therapy for most of every day. She fell more than a week ago, fracturing her hip, and had partial hip replacement.
Let’s step back a bit from normal prognostication in what has now supplanted the 1983 Mississippi gubernatorial campaign as the strangest political campaign in the state’s long and bewildering political history.
Monday was one of those days my late father-in-law Gale Denley would have written a whale of a column about – a power outage, a broken bone, flooding in The Journal, and a night in the ER, ultimately prompting a hospital stay and surgery.
Since my birthday fell on Friday when we cover high school football, we celebrated a day early at my house.
STARKVILLE – As part of his final months in office, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to beat the political drums for restoration of voting rights to felons in states like Mississippi that make it difficult if not impossible for convicted felons to vote.