AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Governor Phil Bryant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann were among those on hand in Amory Friday for a lunch held in honor of some Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers leaving this weekend for a mission in the Middle East.
Bryant was asked the status of his search to find a new agriculture commissioner since he appointed Cindy Hyde-Smith to serve as interim U.S. senator with Thad Cochran stepping down April 1.
"There are many people around the state -- one here today that I talked to -- that have the capabilities managing a very important department like Agriculture and Commerce," said Bryant. "But we'll make that decision latter part of this week or probably early next week."
Hosemann was asked which office he plans to run for since the Republican has announced he will not seek another term as secretary of state.
"We got the federal elections this year," said Hosemann. "We got two senators -- first time in a long time, almost ever. We got two senators. All our congressmen are getting elected. Some judges. So I think we'll let all of that settle. People got plenty to pay attention to this year on who they're going to elect federally."