One day after Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy was elected to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the death of her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner, another Clay County resident is hoping he, too, can continue a family legacy.
Voters in the 16th Senate District decided to keep it in the family Tuesday. Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy defeated Kenny Fowler in a landslide sweep to fill the seat vacated by father, Sen. Bennie Turner, who died in November.
State Rep. David Gibbs, recalled by colleagues as a common-sense lawmaker who preferred to keep a low profile and make things happen behind the scenes, died Sunday. He was 76.
Mississippi House officials said Thursday that ailing Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point remains a member of the Legislature.
One day after Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn announced the resignation of veteran lawmaker David Gibbs, one member of the House is saying Gibbs may be trying to withdraw his resignation.
Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.
With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.
An Alabama teenager who described himself as a white supremacist made journal entries about a plot to bomb classmates three days after the Newtown school massacre and began building small homemade explosives, a sheriff said Monday.
A special election to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the Nov. 27 death of Sen. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 15.
A Clay County man died Christmas night after sustaining injuries from a fireworks explosion. Ralph "Bubba" Elliott, 60, died Tuesday night around 10 p.m. at his home off Highway 46 West in Clay County.
An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast today, slowing holiday travel.
A fatal car accident on Highway 12 in Lowndes County claimed the life of an Alabama man Sunday morning.
Former West Point business owner Kenny Fowler has entered the race for the 16th District Senate seat left vacant by the death of Bennie Turner, D-West Point. Fowler will be facing Turner's daughter, Angela Turner Lairy, prosecutor for Clay County.
A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi.
Four people were arrested at Clay County nightclubs over the weekend and charged with various charges relating to illegal gambling and selling beer without a permit.
A new graduation ceremony at East Mississippi Community College allowed a handful of students the chance to "double-dip" this week.
Golden Triangle Waste Management Authority received a grant this week that will be used to fund a household hazardous waste collection project.
The Salvation Army and Walmart will be working together this weekend to provide another way for local residents to make Christmas brighter for area children.
With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, shoppers crowd the stores and browse the Internet in search of the perfect gift. For many, that means paying for the item by a swipe of the debit card and that could make unsuspecting shoppers vulnerable.
Like father, like daughter? Angela Turner Lairy, daughter of state senator Bennie Turner, D-West Point, has announced she will run in the Jan. 15 special election to fill the seat left vacant by her father's death Nov. 27, Lairy told the Dispatch Wednesday.
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