A field of nine candidates will square off Sept. 24 in a special election to fill the Ward 1 city council position left vacant by the Aug. 6 death of Gene Taylor.
Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens can remember the last words he heard Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor say, Sunday afternoon as the two men were leaving church.
Car rides through Southside are much smoother following repairs at several railroad crossings in the area.
Columbus businessman David Shelton has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission against Columbus Ward 2 Councilman Gene Taylor.
Steven Palazzo has won the Republican nomination in Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District.
Incumbent congressman Steven Palazzo was on the cusp of securing the GOP nomination for his seat against Gene Taylor, the Democrat-turned-Republican trying to win his old job back. But the race remains too close to call.
Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican.
The state Attorney General office said the position of vice mayor in Columbus is a four-year term but declined to say a vote councilmen took in July to put councilman Gene Taylor in that post for one year was void.
Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi’s U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary.
Gene Taylor says he never asked constituents their political affiliation, and he hopes they’ll accept him with a new label.
Former Democratic Mississippi congressman Gene Taylor will stay on the Republican primary ballot opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.