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Mayoral candidate wants to talk to auditor about boat trips

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County Supervisor John McKay says the deep-sea fishing trips he took in 2012 with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are now an issue in his race for mayor of Ocean Springs. McKay, a Republican, tells The Sun Herald he wants to talk to State Auditor Stacey Pickering about the trips. […] [...]

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. […] [...]

Councilman says donation is legal, won’t repay money

TUPELO — A city councilman, who is running for re-election, says he will not return a $250 donation from Waste Management Inc. because there was nothing illegal about it. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Councilman Mike Bryan accepted a $250 contribution in February from Waste Management, which currently picks up trash for the […] [...]

SoS to watch absentee ballots after complaints

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office will conduct a thorough review of absentee ballots cast in some cities in the upcoming municipal primary election. This review comes on the heels of several complaints from municipal clerks, elected officials and citizens regarding a high number of absentee ballots cast thus far in the primary. […] [...]

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 says she hated being prostitute

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg mayoral candidate Linda Fondren says she’s proud of her long list of accomplishments: building businesses from a gym to storage facilities and housing with her husband, volunteering for nonprofits, leading an ambitious local weight-loss program, raising a family, and traveling the world after a childhood in poverty. But as the primary election […] [...]

Jackson wins handily, takes Gardner’s empty House seat

PANOLA COUNTY and TATE COUNTY — Lataisha Jackson has won a runoff election in House District 11 to fill the unexpired term of the late state Rep. Joe Gardner. Complete, but unofficial, returns from yesterday’s runoff showed Jackson with about 70 percent of the vote over Anderson Boothe. House District 11 includes parts of Tate […] [...]

Brothel owner endorses ex-prostitute for mayor

VICKSBURG — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof has a very special reason for endorsing Linda Fondren for mayor of Vicksburg. In a news release, Hof said he was getting involved because Linda Fondren and her husband Jim not only owned and operated The Sagebrush Ranch (a Nevada brothel that is located next to Hofs), […] [...]

Va. gubernatorial candidate ‘quietly’ resigned from GreenTech

HORN LAKE — Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe quietly gave up his position as chairman of a company that makes small electric cars in December, but never announced his departure. The former Democratic National Committee chairman’s exit from GreenTech Automotive under growing media scrutiny was first reported by Politico. McAuliffe’s campaign never disclosed his […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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