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Officials to continue to count ballots in Hub City mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Ballot counting will stretch into a third day for Hattiesburg’s second mayoral election this year. The special election was Tuesday, and officials spent hours yesterday counting and examining absentee ballots. They stopped just before 5 p.m. yesterday and are scheduled to start again about 9 a.m. today. Independent Dave Ware had a 32-vote lead over three-term Democratic incumbent ...

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Ware holds slim lead over DuPree for Hub City mayor

HATTIESBURG — Early returns show independent Dave Ware taking a very slim lead over Democratic incumbent Johnny DuPree in a special election for Hattiesburg mayor with absentee votes still uncounted. The Hattiesburg American said Ware led 6,848 votes to 6,816 for DuPree with all 14 precincts reporting late last night. It said the race remained undecided with 1,055 absentee ballots ...

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Hub City to try again to elect a mayor

HATTIESBURG — City of Hattiesburg residents head to the polls today for a rematch in the city’s mayoral race. Democratic Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree recorded 37 more votes than his challenger, Independent Dave Ware, in a June 4 election. The new election was called by Judge William Coleman after a mistrial was declared in a suit brought by Ware, challenging ...

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Hub City mayoral special election day set

HATTIESBURG — Gov. Phil Bryant has set a Sept. 24 special election for a do-over in the Hattiesburg mayoral race. Bryant’s order today came days after Judge William Coleman ordered a new election because of questions about the way the June 4 election was conducted. Former city council member Dave Ware, who ran for mayor as an independent, brought a ...

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Judge orders new mayoral election in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — A judge has ordered a new election in the dispute over who won the June 4 contest for mayor of Hattiesburg. WDAM reports Judge William Coleman granted a motion by attorneys for independent candidate Dave Ware calling for a special election. Coleman, appointed by the state Supreme Court to hear the dispute, said absentee ballots in the June ...

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Legal team asks judge to name Ware winner of mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Lawyers for independent mayoral candidate Dave Ware are asking specially appointed Judge William Coleman to uphold a verdict that would have may him mayor of Hattiesburg. A hearing in the case is set for Thursday morning. The Ware motion, filed Friday, takes Coleman to task for requiring the jurors to vote in open court, the Hattiesburg American reports. ...

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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 and the mishandling of election ...

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