Posts Tagged ‘alderman’

Alderman brings federal lawsuit after losing election

WEST POINT — A West Point alderman is suing in federal court to block his loss in a primary election. Jasper Pittman, the incumbent alderman in West Point’s Ward 5, missed forcing a Democratic primary runoff against Gary Dedeaux by one vote, according to final tallies. Pittman alleges in a lawsuit that the body that […] [...]

Alderman arrested on federal bribery charges

by Associated Press Published: May 10,2013

Tags: alderman, arrest, board of aldermen, bribe, bribery, charge, city, city government, court, crime, law, legal, municipal, municipality

CANTON — A Canton alderman is facing bribery charges. Louis Smith was arraigned in federal court in Jackson yesterday, entering a not guity plea, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Smith was arrested Wednesday. Unofficial results show the 56-year-old, three-term alderman lost his Democratic primary re-election bid Tuesday in Canton. He faces one felony count of bribery, which […] [...]

Aldermen give go-ahead to have properties cleaned

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen have given the city authority to clean up more than 60 properties if the landowners fail to take action. Overgrown property becomes a chronic problem for municipalities with the coming of spring as grass begins to grow. Under the resolution approved by the board, the city has the authority […] [...]

City manager terminated over consultant controversy

by Associated Press Published: March 29,2013

Tags: alderman, board of aldermen, city, city government, consultant, consulting, executive, mayor, municipal, municipality

D’IBERVILLE — Michael Janus has been fired from his job as city manager in D’Iberville. The mayor and board of aldermen took the action Wednesday in an ongoing dispute over an agreement that Janus signed with a Pascagoula consulting firm. At a meeting last month, Janus said he never notified the city council about that […] [...]

Mayor vetoes pay hike for himself, aldermen

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2013

Tags: alderman, board of aldermen, city government, increase, mayor, municipal, municipality, pay, pay hike, raise, salary, veto

STARKVILLE — Mayor Parker Wiseman has vetoed a salary increase for members of the board of aldermen and the mayor. The Starkville Daily News reports the city board had approved the raises Jan. 2 on a 6-1 vote. Wiseman vetoed it Tuesday. The proposal would increase the aldermen’s annual pay from $12,000 to $15,000 and […] [...]

Aldermen weigh whether to allow fracking in city limits

CALEDONIA — With the decision of the Caledonia Board of Alderman to allow fracking within the town’s city limits, what has been a national issue is now a local one. The questions emerge: Is it safe? If so, what would fracking mean to the small town? There is no consensus on either question. Hydraulic fracturing […] [...]

Mayoral races across state taking shape

HATTIESBURG, STARKVILLE and LAUREL — The field of Hattiesburg mayoral candidates has widened with the announcement of Councilman Dave Ware for the city’s top office. The Hattiesburg American reports the 41-year-old Ware, who is in his second term as councilman, will run as an independent. Ware says goals for his administration would include an accountability […] [...]

Seven city officials, including mayor, switch to GOP

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2012

Tags: alderman, board of aldermen, chief, election, executive, law enforcement, mayor, police, poliitics, political party, politician, vote, voter, Voting

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s mayor, five-member board of aldermen and chief of police are now Republicans. Mayor Dale Fortenberry tells the Daily Corinthian he and the aldermen — who Fortenberry says were all elected as independents — had talked about joining the Republican Party for a long time. There is no party registration in Mississippi. During […] [...]

Liquor opponents get no answers from aldermen

CORINTH — The Corinth board of aldermen has declined to get into discussion of what liquor rules it might put into effective if sales are approved by voters next week. Liquor opponents pressed aldermen to announce how they planned to control how liquor is sold and where it can be sold. Corinth voters will decide […] [...]

Community’s plan to seek resort status nixed at board meeting

by Associated Press Published: November 20,2012

Tags: alcohol, alderman, beer, city, elected officil, election, government, liquor, municipal, municipality, Politics, referendum, resort, vote, voter, Voting, wine

HOULKA — A proposal to seek resort status for the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County is being dropped. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials dropped a plan to circulate a petition during a board of aldermen meeting. Resort status could allow alcohol to be sold within the city limits. Several areas in […] [...]

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