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Seven city officials, including mayor, switch to GOP

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s mayor, five-member board of aldermen and chief of police are now Republicans. Mayor Dale Fortenberry tells the Daily Corinthian he and the aldermen — who Fortenberry says were all elected as independents — had talked about joining the Republican Party for a long time. There is no party registration in Mississippi. During the announcement at the city ...

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Anderson unseats Denson as Choctaw chief

CHOCTAW — Phyliss J. Anderson has unseated incumbent Beasley Denson to win the race for Choctaw Tribal Chief In complete, but unofficial returns from yesterday’s election, Anderson polled 2,011 votes, or 56 percent, to win over Denson, who had 1,523 votes, and Shirley Martin Berg who tallied 63 votes. Choctaw Election Committee chairman Berdie John says 241 absentee ballots would ...

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Anderson becomes first female Choctaw chief

CHOCTAW — Phyliss J. Anderson has defeated Beasely Denson with 55 percent of the vote in a run-off election to become the first woman chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The Neshoba Democrat reports that complete but unofficial returns show Anderson with 1,741 votes to incumbent Denson’s 1,408. The Choctaw Election Committee was to begin counting 214 absentee ...

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Edwards announces bid for Choctaw chief

CHOCTAW — Tribal Council member Kevin Edwards says he will for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Edwards would be the first formal challenger to Tribal Miko Beasley Denson, who is expected to run for a second term. Edwards says he wants to improve the financial health of the tribe. If elected, he says he wants to create ...

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