Posts Tagged ‘alderman’

National Guard Armory demolition comes to a halt

OXFORD — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has approved spending up to $100,000 to save the existing old National Guard Armory frame and roof to turn it into a pavilion for open-air events. The razing of the armory was stopped this week. Demolition contractor Southern General had stripped the building of most of its outer […] [...]

Ex-Canton alderman gets 66 months for accepting bribe

CANTON — A former Canton alderman has been sentenced to 66 months in prison on a bribery conviction. Fifty-eight-year-old Calvin Louis Smith was indicted in April and charged with one count of bribery involving federal programs. The indictment says he sought bribes valued at more than $5,000 from May to October in 2012 in connection […] [...]

Delta mayor dies after less than three months in office

HOLLANDALE — Hollandale Mayor Freddie Love died Friday at a Jackson hospital from complications of a respiratory condition. He was 67. Love had been in office less than three months. Love was elected in a special election in January to replace late Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died in office in November. Family members say […] [...]

Ex-alderman candidate sentenced for voter fraud

CANTON — A former candidate for alderman in Canton has been given a five-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to submitting a false voter registration application on behalf of a convicted felon. District Attorney Michael Guest says in a news release Cobby Williams allegedly was going door-to-door in March of 2013 and registering people to […] [...]

Candidates line up to become next Sandersville mayor

SANDERSVILLE — Three candidates have qualified to run in the April 8 special election for mayor of Sandersville in Jones County. The election was made necessary after the death of Mayor Jimmy Hill in February. Alderman Bob White has been acting mayor for the city. The winner will complete Hill’s term. The Chronicle reports the […] [...]

Delta alderman arrested for forging check

BELZONI — According to State Auditor Stacey Pickering, special agents from the Auditor’s Office have arrested Belzoni Alderman Charles Thurman. Thurman has been indicted on one count of uttering forgery by a Humphreys County Grand Jury. Thurman is accused of hiring an unlicensed contractor, George Schroeder, to perform work at City Hall. Following completion of […] [...]

One House seat won; two others await runoff election

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — One Mississippi House seat was decided in yesterday’s special elections, but two more seats will await a runoff. Oscar Denton, who worked 39 years for AT&T, won yesterday’s special election in House District 55. Complete, but unofficial returns, show Denton received 55 percent of the vote to defeat four other candidates for […] [...]

City looking to hire consultant to recruit retailers

HORN LAKE — The city of Horn Lake is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to help the city attract retail development. Mayor Allen Latimer and aldermen agree outside help is needed to bolster the city’s efforts to compete with neighboring Southaven and Olive Branch, as well as other Memphis area communities battling for […] [...]

Aldermen vote to move up pay raise for themselves, mayor

STARKVILLE — Starkville aldermen have voted to move up a pending pay raise for themselves and Mayor Parker Wiseman by a year. The action came Tuesday on a 5-2 vote by the board of aldermen. The pay raise is a $3,000 increase to $15,000 annually for aldermen and an $11,500 raise to $71,500 annually for […] [...]

City, county hope data processing facility announcement comes soon

STARKVILLE — Starkville and Oktibbeha County officials are hoping for an announcement as early as October on a proposed $20 million data processing facility. The Commercial Dispatch reports that Joey Deason, Oktibbeha County’s representative with the Golden Triangle Development Link, said a tentative announcement date of Oct. 3 has been set for what is called […] [...]

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