Senate 28 race unsettled; run-off scheduled

February 7, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Daphne Higgins

Contributing Writer

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, two of the nine candidates in the race for the Senate District 28 seat will be returning to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in a run-off election to declare a winner for the position left vacant by the death of Senator Alice Harden.

Unofficial results show that Marshand Crisler edged out opponents, Sollie B. Norwood and Tamara Grace Butler, by a close margin to lead the trio in the special election poll results Feb. 5, 2013….

Hinds County Supervisor Anderson on the job Monday morning

January 10, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Editor

At the regular meeting of Hinds County Board of Supervisors, Monday, Jan. 7, all cameras were focused on Supervisor Doug Anderson. He rescinded his planned retirement on Dec. 31, 2012, one day before it was to take effect.

His retirement was based on “health concerns” as given in a statement submitted by his daughter, Jackie Anderson Woods of Atlanta….

A final look at Headlines in 2012

December 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Stories that impacted Mississippians

Compiled by Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor
Over the past 19 years, The Mississippi Link has not missed a week of reporting on impactful events in the state and across the nation. The year 2012 in review shows a continuation of this commitment to bring to its readers the news and views that have shaped the lives of Mississippians and beyond. Out of 52 weeks of continuous publication, we now reflect on the top 20 headlines of 2012….

Some familiar faces are no more

November 9, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Changes made in local races

By Othor Cain
Contributing Writer

Voters across the metro Tuesday, Nov. 6, were determined to make their voices heard adding to the fuel of what Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann billed as a “record voter turnout.’

Faced with options on The Mississippi Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and the Board of Election Commissioners, some voters sounded the alarm for change, while others voted to keep the status quo….

Reed: “I’m ready to serve”

September 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Former ‘railroad’ man steps into political fray

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

After attending a local Democratic caucus meeting earlier this year at Provine High School in Jackson and at the urging of some in attendance. There James Reed left with the understanding that it was his time to offer himself as a public servant. “I really didn’t have this on my radar,” Reed said. “But after being asked to run, praying about it and discussing it with my wife, I decided to do it.”

Reed is seeking the office of Election Commissioner for District 1 in Hinds County.

Lee announces candidacy for mayor from late grandmother’s home

August 2, 2012 in News, Top Stories

‘Good is not good enough for Jackson’ By Gail M. Brown Editor Longtime Jackson businessman Jonathan Lee kicked off his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Jackson Tuesday, July […]

Johnson: ‘We can’t afford for the city to get off track again’

July 12, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Mayor delivers State of The City Address By Othor Cain Managing Editor In a more than 40 minute-speech, Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson  Jr. declared, “The state of the city is […]

Graves continues her fight for inclusion on the Nov. ballot

July 12, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Attorney Martin: ‘Notice of Appeal filed in Circuit Court’ By Othor Cain Managing Editor After a nearly two hour discussion that ended with two failed votes, the Hinds County Board […]