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Judge weighing decision in bond issue petition

MERIDIAN — A judge will decide whether Lauderdale County officials erred in not calling an election on $14-million bond issue after a petition was filed by opponents. Chancery Judge Larry Primeaux heard arguments yesterday from county officials and opponents to the bond issue. Primeaux said he would rule later on whether the June approval of […] [...]

Dems, city ask Justice to monitor special mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Democratic Party and the Hattiesburg City Council have asked the Justice Department to send observers to the city for the Sept. 24 mayoral election. The Democratic Party sent a request to the Justice Department last month. The Hattiesburg City Council last month adopted a resolution also asking for poll watchers. Hattiesburg […] [...]

County officials file agreement, vow to clean up voter rolls

WALTHALL COUNTY — This South Mississippi county has agreed to purge the names of ineligible voters from its voter registration roll, including those of any dead people and disenfranchised felons whose names appear. The agreement was filed yesterday in a consent order in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg. A Virginia-based conservative group, the American Civil […] [...]

Voters say no to new tax for recreational development

GAUTIER — The Gautier recreation department will not be getting any improvements. At least not right now. The Sun Herald reports residents voted down a referendum Tuesday in a special election to levy a 2 percent tax on hotels, motels and prepared food and beverages. The referendum received only 54 percent of vote. It needed […] [...]

New voters expected in special election for mayor

HATTIESBURG — One thing is likely about the next election for mayor of Hattiesburg: many new voters will be counted. More than 1,500 people had registered to vote by Friday, with noon Saturday the deadline to register for the special election ordered by Judge William Coleman. Darryl Blalock, who supports Mayor Johnny DuPree, registered Tuesday. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Another city approves liquor sales at restaurants

BRANDON — Liquor will flow in Brandon. The Clarion-Ledger reports voters yesterday approved a referendum that will allow liquor sales within the city limits. Including absentee ballots, 3,051 voters said yes and 1,190 said no. As a cost-saving measure, all six wards voted in City Hall and paper ballots were used. Brandon is the seventh […] [...]

Hub City mayoral special election day set

HATTIESBURG — Gov. Phil Bryant has set a Sept. 24 special election for a do-over in the Hattiesburg mayoral race. Bryant’s order today came days after Judge William Coleman ordered a new election because of questions about the way the June 4 election was conducted. Former city council member Dave Ware, who ran for mayor […] [...]

Judge orders new mayoral election in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — A judge has ordered a new election in the dispute over who won the June 4 contest for mayor of Hattiesburg. WDAM reports Judge William Coleman granted a motion by attorneys for independent candidate Dave Ware calling for a special election. Coleman, appointed by the state Supreme Court to hear the dispute, said […] [...]

White wins vacant alderman seat in Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — Unofficial results of yesterday’s voting in Water Valley show Fred White defeated Kathleen Hawkins for a seat on the town’s Board of Aldermen. WTVA reports the position opened up when Alderman-elect Ray Hawkins could not assume the post without leaving his job with the University of Mississippi Police Department. Unofficial results show […] [...]

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