Michael Watson

Pier lawsuit in Biloxi rebuffed by court

A second court has rebuffed the position of Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson who had sued Biloxi and Harrison County over plans to construct a handicapped accessible public pier in West Biloxi. The pier, which would be more than…

Republican Michael Watson to work to change election system

Mississippi’s incoming Secretary of State Michael Watson says he will work to change a Jim Crow-era election system for statewide races. Mississippi’s 1890 constitution requires a statewide candidate to win a majority of both the popular vote and the 122…

Michael Watson has been elected Secretary of State

In Jackson County last night, Michael Watson and his supporters watched the results of the General Election come in as the polls closed and precincts throughout the state reported their numbers in the race for Secretary of State. Watson’s spirits…

Secretary of State Candidates Ready for Thursday Debate

Five weeks from today, voters throughout the state will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the November 5th general election, and once the final tally is in, there will be a new Secretary of State, since current…

Watson wins GOP race for Secretary of State

State Sen. Michael Watson of Hurley has won the Republican nomination for Mississippi secretary of state. The 41-year-old lawyer beat southern district Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton of Laurel. Watson will face former Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree in November after…

Accidents during Fourth of July

Three people died in wrecks on Mississippi highways during the July 4th holiday period. Mississippi Highway Patrol says that on Sunday night, 56-year-old Wilbert Demus of Bentonia was driving south of Mississippi 433 when his car left the road and…

Trump Presidency Good For Mississippi

State lawmakers say a Donald Trump Presidency will be good for Mississippi. Legislators tell News 25, Governor Phil Bryant built a close relationship with the President Elect campaigning for him in a few states during the election. They say Trump…