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New mayor to weigh city's $90M infrastructure plan

JACKSON — The city of Jackson’s $90-million water and sewer project remains in limbo while a new administration and City Council subject it to another round of scrutiny. Under the terms of the project, known as an energy performance contract, Siemens would install new waters meters, upgrade the city’s billing software, replace equipment at the two water plants and repair ...

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Governor sets elections to fill seats left by mayors

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has set elections to fill three House seats vacated when incumbents were elected as mayors. Bryant set Nov. 5 as the special election date in Districts 5, 55 and 110. Qualifying for the nonpartisan elections closes Oct. 7. If candidates don’t win majorities on Nov. 5, runoffs would be Nov. 26. District 5, covering ...

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Both sides escalate legal fight over Hub City mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — Attorneys for Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and candidate Dave Ware continue to trade jabs through legal documents just five days away from the start of the trial over the June 4 election. Attorneys for Ware, who challenged the election results that showed DuPree netted 37 more votes, filed more than 20 subpoenas on Wednesday. Yesterday, The Hattiesburg American ...

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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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New mayor says new ordinace on nightclubs 'too broad'

TUPELO — Questions about Tupelo’s new nightclub ordinance have prompted the city council to hold another public meeting on the regulations on Friday. City officials, including Tupelo Police Chief Tony Carleton, have said enforcement will be “complaint driven.” Mayor-elect Jason Shelton, who will take office Monday, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the ordinance appears too broad and he wants ...

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Jury trial challenging mayoral contest set for July

HATTIESBURG — A jury trial is now set for Dave Ware’s challenge of the June 4 Hattiesburg mayoral election. The Hattiesburg American reports specially appointed judge William F. Coleman will preside over the case at 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the Forrest County Courthouse. Additionally, Coleman also set a conference date for 11 a.m. July 8 for both the Ware ...

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River mayors press on despite Farm Bill failure in House

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Leaders of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a mayoral-led effort to create a coordinated voice for the Mississippi River, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, have signed a memorandum of common purpose (MOCP) in support of meeting today’s challenges facing the Mississippi River as well as the collaborative actions needed ...

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Board votes to ban guns on all city property

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg is banning firearms city property except for law enforcement officers. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted the ban this week. The Vicksburg Post reports the board also ordered signs to be put up on city buildings and at parks. The ban is to take effect Monday. No penalty is attached to the resolution. City Attorney ...

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