By Daphne Higgins
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….
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
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 He rescinded his planned retirement on Dec. 31, 2012, one day before it was to take effect.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….
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….
Changes made in local races
By Othor Cain
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….
Former ‘railroad’ man steps into political fray
By Othor Cain
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.
‘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 31, in front of his late grandmother’s home: 1320 Perkins St. in the Georgetown neighborhood, a place where he spent his formative years. “Whenever I […]
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 good.” “I’ve made promises to the citizens of Jackson, and I’ve kept those promises to the citizens of Jackson, and I’m not done yet,” Johnson […]
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 of Supervisors are back at square one when it comes to deciding how to handle the November ballots for the election commissioners race. At issue […]