AP: Freshmen legislators make their mark on education.


(Rep. Charles) Busby was tapped by leadership to carry the charter school bill in the House, and made the most of his opportunity. Though Democrats baited him in committee and during more than seven hours of debate on the House floor, Busby never lost his temper and was generally in command of the details of … Continue reading AP: Freshmen legislators make their mark on education.

Legislative negotiations over Charter Schools to resolve key differences.


Mississippi lawmakers are trying to resolve differences between House and Senate versions of bills expanding charter schools in the state. The Senate Education Committee took up the proposal Thursday that the House passed Jan. 24, amending it to mirror the Senate-passed plan. Oxford Republican Gray Tollison, chairman of the committee, says House and Senate leaders … Continue reading Legislative negotiations over Charter Schools to resolve key differences.

House 111 race coming down to the wire again, may not be decided until next week.


PASCAGOULA -- Election officials just counted absentee ballots, but the race for state House District 111 remains undecided and may not be finalized until next week. After absentees were counted, Republican challenger Charles Busby today still holds a slim lead -- 57 votes, or about 50.4 percent -- over incumbent Democrat Brandon Jones. There remains … Continue reading House 111 race coming down to the wire again, may not be decided until next week.

Mishandling of debate announcement could affect HD 111 race


Crossposted at KeithPlunkett.com BY: B. Keith Plunkett A political debate announced Tuesday by local television station WKFK between Democrat Brandon Jones and Republican Charles Busby was abruptly canceled Friday morning due to an apparent mixup by the station. WKFK issued a statement that said, "One of the candidates has chosen not to participate in the … Continue reading Mishandling of debate announcement could affect HD 111 race

Miss. voter registration deadline is Saturday – WXVT-TV Delta News – More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippians who want to vote in the Nov. 8 general election must be registered by this weekend. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the law requires circuit clerks' offices in all 82 counties to be open 8 a.m. until noon this Saturday, the registration deadline. Hosemann says mail-in voter registration forms … Continue reading Miss. voter registration deadline is Saturday – WXVT-TV Delta News – More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

House District 111 race features Democratic incumbent and Republican newcomer | gulflive.com


PASCAGOULA -- With campaigning for the Nov. 8 general election in its home stretch, candidates for House District 111 are focusing on direct interaction with constituents in hopes that will give them the edge. The race features Democratic incumbent Brandon Jones and Charles Busby, a small business owner with the powerful Republican engine behind him. … Continue reading House District 111 race features Democratic incumbent and Republican newcomer | gulflive.com