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Man resigns from job, takes pay cut to be alderman

BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven alderman-elect Randy Belcher has decided to resign as a deputy sheriff and stay with his elected position. Belcher was elected alderman in May. He is to take office July 1. According to state law, Belcher could not simultaneously serve in two branches of government. The alderman’s post is considered legislative and the […] [...]

Delta mayor sets new record with 10th term in office

ANGUILLA — When Anguilla Mayor Merlin Richardson takes his oath of office July 1, it will be the 10th time and he will be expanding a record no other mayor in Mississippi can touch. Richardson, 81, is the longest continuously serving mayor in the state with 36 years in office, according to the Mississippi Municipal […] [...]

Commissioners toss coin to decide alderman election

RIENZI — Harold W. Palmer has won a coin toss and the election to an alderman’s post in Rienzi. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials learned this past week from the Secretary of State’s Office that the tie vote between Palmer, with 45 votes, and Melissa Bearden Morgan, 45 votes, had to be […] [...]

New politician wins office after clerk pulls slip from hat

by Associated Press Published: June 9,2013

Tags: alderman, campaign, city government, election, incumbent, olitician, political, Politics, poll, vote, voter, Voting

WALLS — A political newcomer has won an election drawing for alderman in Walls, DeSoto County’s smallest municipality. The Commercial Appeal reports that Tammy Patrick and incumbent Jimmy Doyle each got 18 votes in a six-person race for five seats on the Board of Aldermen. Town clerk Amie Carr pulled a slip of paper out of […] [...]

Delta mayor wins; opponent just misses return to office

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2013

Tags: city government, election, incumbent, mayor, mayoral candidate, politician, Politics, poll, vote, voter, Voting

GREENWOOD— Carolyn McAdams has won a second term as Greenwood mayor. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports today McAdams, an independent, received 2,618 votes, or 52 percent, in Tuesday’s election. Her Democratic challenger, Sheriel Perkins, received 2,414 votes, or 48 percent. Those are uncertified results, but the newspaper reports that Perkins conceded today after the announcement of […] [...]

After ballot box/affidavit vote issues, DuPree re-elected mayor

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2013

Tags: ballot, ballt box, city government, election, mayor, municipal election, poll, vote, voter

HATTIESBURG — Unofficial votes show Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree winning re-election by 37 votes. After affidavit ballots were counted today, Dupree had 4,775 votes and Dave Ware had 4,738, according to the Hattiesburg American. DuPree is a Democrat and Ware is a city council member who ran for mayor as an Independent. Three other independents […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Feds watching half-dozen municipal elections

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor elections tomorrow in six Mississippi cities to ensure voters are treated fairly. Attorneys will observe polling place activities in Brookhaven, Greenwood, Isola, Meridian, Philadelphia and Ruleville. The monitoring is designed to enforce provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits discrimination based […] [...]

Group looking to get beer/wine sale referendum on ballot

by Associated Press Published: June 3,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, city, drinking, municipal, municipality, poll, referengum, sales, spirits, vote, voter, Voting, wine

FULTON — Citizens may soon have to vote on whether or not to legalize the sale of beer and light wine within the Fulton city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports a Fulton special interest group known as the Concerned Citizens for Fulton’s Future is currently seeking the necessary support to bring the sale […] [...]

Newest city’s first election draws plenty of candidates

BYRAM — There are 20 names on tomorrow’s ballot for the first municipal election in Mississippi’s newest city. Three of them want to become the first mayor of Byram. There are two at-large candidates for the Board of Alderman, four candidates in Ward 1, three in Ward 6, and two each in Wards 2-5. The […] [...]

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