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YP Daily Roundup 1/29/20

YP Daily Roundup 1/29/20

By: Frank Corder - January 29, 2020

WTVA – Governor reveals more about shutting down Parchman’s Unit 29

Wicker gets a “Thank you, Roger” from President Trump


WTOK – Griffis announces run for full Supreme Court term

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Kenny Griffis Tuesday announced his campaign for a full term.

Griffis was appointed to the high court in 2019, while he was serving as chief judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

“I’m announcing my campaign based on my record and experience as a Constitutional conservative with a dedication to fairness and the rule of law,” Griffis said.

Hyde-Smith speaks with YP on Impeachment Trial


WLOX – Push for wine with higher alcohol content in Mississippi grocery stores

Push for wine with higher alcohol content in Mississippi grocery stores“We are the last state in the South to not have wine in grocery stores.”

Picture this: you walk into a grocery store to pick up dinner, next stop on the list is to grab a bottle of wine. But what if you could get it all in one place?

Elliott Flaggs is the chair of the Looking for Wine Coalition.

“We are working with legislative leadership, committee chairs, working with committee members but on top of that on social media we have a huge following. Over 6,000 Mississippians who support our issue.”

Bloomberg comments on MS House election challenge


HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – Ethics Committee to look into domestic violence allegations against Mississippi lawmaker

The chairman of the Mississippi House Ethics Committee said he expects the panel to look into domestic violence allegations against Rep. Doug McLeod.

A justice court judge found McLeod, a Republican from Lucedale, not guilty of misdemeanor domestic abuse at a trial in August…

…Rep. Mac Huddleston, R-Pontotoc, was appointed chair of the Ethics Committee last week. He told the Clarion Ledger Monday that he intends for the committee to look into the matter, though he did not set a timetable.

CLARION LEDGER – Voters this year could toss Mississippi’s Jim Crow-era election law. Other reform proposed

Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson

Voters hoping to end Mississippi’s unusual two-step election process for governor and other statewide officials might get the chance this November.

State Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, filed legislation that would let voters decide whether to amend Mississippi’s constitution and remove its Jim Crow-era election provision.

It’s one of several measures Blount and others are pushing this legislative session to modernize the state’s election system, which lacks features such as online registration and no-excuse early voting.

Wicker speaks on the future of the internet


DAILY JOURNAL – Former Rep. Steve Holland chronicled as champion for Northeast Mississippi at retirement event


Steve Holland, a legendary state lawmaker, says he’s ending his career just like Frank Sinatra – his own way.

Hundreds of Tupelo residents and elected officials from all over the state turned out on Tuesday at the Tupelo Furniture Market to celebrate nearly four decades of Holland’s career in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

After representing Lee and Monroe Counties for nine consecutive terms in the Legislature, Holland lost his bid for re-election this past November. Despite this, Holland says he feels “free,” now that he’s out office but still happy about his longtime career in state politics.

AG Fitch speaks to GOP women in Prentiss County


WCBI – Special election to decide outcome of Yalobusha County Sheriff’s race

The fate of the Yalobusha county sheriff’s race now rests in the outcome of an upcoming special election.

Mark Fulco and Luther Folson are the candidates on the ballots

A judge ordered a special election to take place for two precincts.

Treasurer McRae speaks to new MS Senate Finance Committee


WDAM – Laurel to hold special election for Ward 6 council position

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

Travares Comegys previously held the position but was elected to the Jones County Board of Supervisors in November.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: