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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 […] [...]

Special House election has crowded field

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Seven people have filed qualifying papers to run for the Mississippi House District 5 post left vacant earlier this year when incumbent Kelvin Buck was elected mayor of Holly Springs. The special election is set for Nov. 5. A runoff, if needed, will be Nov. 26. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports […] [...]

One drops out of Hub City mayoral race; throws support to Ware

HATTIESBURG — One of five candidates is withdrawing from the Sept. 24 special election for Hattiesburg mayor. Nathan Jordan says today that he’s no longer interesting in running, and he’s now supporting another independent candidate, Dave Ware. WDAM-TV reports Jordan’s name was left off some ballots in the June 4 regular election for mayor. Democratic […] [...]

House race lures four Coast candidates — for now

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — It looks like there’s going to be a four-candidate race May 28 for the state House of Representatives District 95 seat. The deadline to qualify for the special election to fill the seat held by the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw was yesterday, a state holiday. A spokeswoman with the Secretary of […] [...]

Mayoral candidate’s appeal denied due to felony

VICKSBURG — David Day’s name has been restored to the ballot for mayor by the Vicksburg Municipal Democratic Executive Committee. The Vicksburg Post reports the committee denied the appeal of Lester R. Smith and put off a decision on Linda Fondren’s appeal. The committee earlier had removed all three names from the Vicksburg mayoral primary […] [...]

FBI monitoring investigation of mayoral candidate’s murder

CLARKSDALE — The FBI says it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, but the agency didn’t indicate it had opened its own investigation. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson asked Tuesday for the FBI to “review the circumstances and evidence” in the slaying of Marco McMillian, […] [...]

Six candidates certified for election to fill Gibbs’ seat

JACKSON — Six candidates have been certified by the State Election Commission to run in a March 12 special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. House District 36 encompasses parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties.  The seat was left vacant by the Jan. 13 death of Democratic Rep. David Gibbs, who […] [...]

Justice Department gives OK to redistricting plan

JACKSON — The Department of Justice has pre-cleared the city of Jackson’s redistricting plan, clearing the way for City Council members to run under new ward lines in 2013. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new lines keep roughly the same structure as the old, with each ward seeing minor changes to account for a shrinking city […] [...]

Four candidates will run for vacant seat in Legislature

RANKIN COUNTY — Four candidates are running in a special election in northern Rankin County to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House. Those competing in House District 59 are Scot Allen of Brandon, Benny L. Hubbard of Flowood, Bradley Lum of Flowood and Brent Powell of Brandon. The election is Jan. 8 and […] [...]

Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he […] [...]

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