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Special elections set to fill seats of late lawmakers

JACKSON — Special elections have been set for seats in the Mississippi Legislature left vacant by the recent death of two lawmakers. Voters will select a successor to the late Sen. Alice Harden on Feb. 5. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff will be held Feb. 26. Gov. Phil Bryant set the election dates. Candidates, who will run ...

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Officials to mull special election for liquor referendum

CORINTH — Aldermen will consider setting a special election for a city-wide referendum on the sale of liquor. The Daily Corinthian reports the issue is on the board’s agenda for tomorrow night. Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue have been gathering signatures since September and now have the required 2,400 signatures on their petitions calling for a citywide ...

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'Wet' supporters hope for special election on alcohol sales

CORINTH — Supporters of a vote on liquor sales in Corinth hope to get a special election scheduled before the end of the year. Petition drive spokesman John Orman tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the group would not have the 2,400 required signatures in time for the city board meeting on Nov. 6. He said the petition effort needs ...

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One candidate ruled ineligible for Delta mayor's race

GREENVILLE — One candidate for Greenville mayor has been disqualified for failing to gather the required number of 50 signatures of registered voters for the Oct. 22 special election ballot. City attorney Andy Alexander tells the Delta Democrat Times Danyelle Singletary-Kimble did not meet qualification requirements. The city election commission certified four others — Carl McGee, former vice mayor; Cassandra ...

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Bryant sets date for election to fill Flowers' Senate seat

DESOTO COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant says the election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Merle Flowers will be held during the Nov. 6 elections. Bryant says in a news release holding the election for Mississippi Senate District 19 in DeSoto County on that day will save the cost of a special election because ...

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Supervisors rethink request for special election

HERNANDO — DeSoto County supervisors are rethinking a request to Gov. Phil Bryant to schedule a vote to fill the balance of departing state Sen. Merle Flowers’ four-year term for Nov. 6. Supervisor Mark Gardner tells the Commercial Appeal some local residents were concerned about not having representation once Flowers, a Republican from Southaven, formally resigns. Gardner says supervisors meet ...

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Former MDOT executive director Brown wins mayoral runoff

NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff. Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes. The Natchez Democrat reports Brown ...

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