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Both sides escalate legal fight over Hub City mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — Attorneys for Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and candidate Dave Ware continue to trade jabs through legal documents just five days away from the start of the trial over the June 4 election. Attorneys for Ware, who challenged the election results that showed DuPree netted 37 more votes, filed more than 20 subpoenas on […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Mayor wants summary judgement in election lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — Mayor Johnny DuPree has asked specially appointed Judge William Coleman to issue a summary judgment in his favor in a lawsuit filed by mayoral candidate Dave Ware regarding the June 4 municipal election. The Hattiesburg American reports the motion — filed Monday — states that if Ware’s allegations of voters casting illegal ballots […] [...]

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 […] [...]

With ruling, Hosemann says voter ID could start in 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi voters could have to start showing photo identification at the polls by mid-2014. That’s according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He spoke today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain state and local governments no longer need federal approval to change election laws. Preclearance was required by the 1965 Voting […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Campaign workers continue to sift through ballots in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Campaign workers for Dave Ware who came out 37 votes short of being elected mayor of Hattiesburg have wrapped up their inspection of the ballots. Mayor Johnny DuPree’s campaign workers are doing the same thing today. The Hattiesburg American reports Dupree must be finished by midnight today because state law allows a 12-day […] [...]

Losing mayoral candidate still looking at ballots; DuPree to follow

HATTIESBURG — Campaign workers for the candidate who came out 37 votes short of being elected mayor of Hattiesburg are going into their second week of inspecting ballots. Once Dave Ware’s campaign is done, it will be time for Mayor Johnny DuPree’s campaign workers to do the same thing. Some allegations of impropriety have come […] [...]

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