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Dupree claims victory in Hub City mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Johnny Dupree has apparently won a fourth term as mayor of Hattiesburg. After affidavit ballots were tallied Saturday at Hattiesburg City Hall, DuPree, a Democrat, had received 7,512 votes to 7,305 votes for independent challenger Dave Ware. DuPree and Ware, along with Shawn O’Hara, faced off in a special mayoral election Tuesday. Specially […] [...]

Incumbent mayors lose in Meridian, Southaven

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An attorney and former civil rights activist was elected Jackson’s mayor yesterday, while Southaven’s controversial mayor has been defeated for re-election after four terms, according to unofficial returns. In Jackson, the Clarion-Ledger reports Councilman Chokwe Lumumba (pronounced SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) was elected mayor. The newspaper reported that with most precincts reporting, Lumumba received […] [...]

Cities getting new mayors; still counting in Vicksburg

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Several Mississippi cities are getting new mayors, after yesterday’s party primaries knocked some incumbents out of contention. Jackson voters opted for change, as Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. placed third in the Democratic primary. Businessman Jonathan Lee and attorney Chokwe Lumumba advanced to the May 21 runoff General elections are June 4, and […] [...]

Some incumbent mayors starting to look for new job today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Most Mississippi cities elect mayors this year, and party primaries yesterday narrowed the fields of candidates. Primary runoffs are May 21. The general election is June 4, with mayoral terms beginning July 1. A candidate must win 50 percent plus one to avoid a runoff, and otherwise the top two vote-getters advance. […] [...]

Report: Counties generally prepared for last Election Day

by Published: April 15,2013

Tags: county, elect, election, election day, Politics, poll, report, state agency, vote, voter, Voting

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Despite a high number of last-minute voter registrations, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office found counties statewide were well prepared for one of the highest levels of voter turnout in Mississippi history. This is according to a report from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office. “The number of voters in this Presidential […] [...]

Bryant moves election to fill House seat left vacant by suicide

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST —  Gov. Phil Bryant has pushed back the date of a special election to fill a House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Jessica Upshaw. Bryant yesterday changed the District 95 election to May 28. If a runoff is necessary, it’ll be June 18. Candidates’ new qualifying deadline is April […] [...]

Son wins special election to fill late father’s House seat

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Karl Gibbs will be filling the remaining three years of the House District 36 seat for his late father, Rep. David Gibbs. Complete but unofficial returns show Gibbs received 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s special election over Eddie Longstreet. House District 36 includes parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

House reconsiders, passes school superintendent bill

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has changed its mind and advanced a bill that could lead to more appointed, rather than elected, school superintendents. The House had rejected Senate Bill 2911 on a 52-65 vote Monday. It reconsidered the bill yesterday, passing it 62-55. House Education Committee Chairman John Moore says he thinks some members […] [...]

Two candidates in runoff for vacant House seat

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Two candidates have advanced to an April 2nd runoff following a special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. WTVA-TV was reporting late yesterday that with all 18 precincts reporting, unofficial results show Karl Gibbs received the most votes, with 28 percent, followed by Eddie Longstreet and Jeannie Johnson Staten, […] [...]

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