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Legal team asks judge to name Ware winner of mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Lawyers for independent mayoral candidate Dave Ware are asking specially appointed Judge William Coleman to uphold a verdict that would have may him mayor of Hattiesburg. A hearing in the case is set for Thursday morning. The Ware motion, filed Friday, takes Coleman to task for requiring the jurors to vote in open […] [...]

Residents to vote on lodging tax in October

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen have set an Oct. 8 referendum for a proposed tax on hotel and motel stays that could generate thousands of dollars for the city. Voters will be asked to approve a tax of $2 per night, and 60 percent of voters must approve. The Commercial Appeal reports the referendum, […] [...]

Confusion on jury vote leads to mistrial in mayoral election lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — After seven days of court proceedings surrounding a lawsuit contesting the results of the June 4 Hattiesburg mayor’s election, it all ended yesterday in a mistrial and Johnny DuPree remains the city’s top executive. When the jury first returned a verdict, only eight jurors could find for Dave Ware, while four backed DuPree’s […] [...]

Citizens will go to polls to decide on alcohol sales

by Associated Press Published: July 24,2013

Tags: alcohol, ballot, beer, drinking, election, liquor, poll, Ripley, vote, voter, wine

RIPLEY — Voters in Ripley will vote Aug. 13 on whether to legalize the sale of liquor, beer and light wine within the town limits. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports he city board set the date for the election this week after about 800 of the city’s 3,800 registered voters petitioned for it. Alcohol is available […] [...]

Jurors selected in mayoral election lawsuit in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — It took close to seven hours to pick a jury to hear testimony in a lawsuit contesting the results of the recent Hattiesburg mayor’s election. Now it’s on to opening arguments, with the legal team of mayoral candidate Dave Ware to presents its open statement today at the Forrest County Courthouse. The Hattiesburg […] [...]

Recreation group lobbying for new hospitality tax

GAUTIER — Members of the Gautier Recreation Advisory Committee are out promoting the 2 percent tax levy on the Aug. 27 ballot. The committee chairman, Larry Dailey, tells The Sun Herald the levy will be imposed on prepared food, adult beverages and hotels and motels, and by law, 100 percent of the tax money generated […] [...]

Jury trial challenging mayoral contest set for July

HATTIESBURG — A jury trial is now set for Dave Ware’s challenge of the June 4 Hattiesburg mayoral election. The Hattiesburg American reports specially appointed judge William F. Coleman will preside over the case at 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the Forrest County Courthouse. Additionally, Coleman also set a conference date for 11 a.m. July […] [...]

Court appoints judge to hear election contest in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed William F. Coleman as special judge in Forrest County Circuit Court to hear the election contest filed by Hattiesburg mayoral candidate Dave Ware. Coleman, a former Hinds County circuit judge, takes over for Forrest County Circuit Judge Robert Helfrich, who recused himself because of his close proximity […] [...]

Mayoral candidate challenges election; alleges voter fraud

GREENWOOD — Sheriel Perkins is challenging the results of the June 4 Greenwood mayoral election. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Perkins is asking a Leflore County judge to declare her the winner of the election based on alleged voter fraud. Failing that, she wants a new election ordered. Perkins, a Democrat, lost to incumbent Carolyn McAdams […] [...]

Losing mayoral candidate challenges DuPree’s victory in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Mayoral candidate Dave Ware has filed a petition of contest, challenging Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree’s victory in the June 4 mayoral election. Ware lost by 37 votes, according to the certified election results. The Hattiesburg American reports the petition alleges voting irregularities that include instances of disenfranchised felons voting in the election. On […] [...]

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