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New politician wins office after clerk pulls slip from hat

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 a basket to decide the ...

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Delta mayor wins; opponent just misses return to office

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 a final count that included ...

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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 85 percent of the vote ...

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Some incumbent mayors starting to look for new job today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Most Mississippi cities elect mayors this year, and party primaries yesterday narrowed the fields of candidates. Primary runoffs are May 21. The general election is June 4, with mayoral terms beginning July 1. A candidate must win 50 percent plus one to avoid a runoff, and otherwise the top two vote-getters advance. In Vicksburg, The Vicksburg Post ...

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