Judge William Coleman, who presided over Sheriff Mike Byrd’s trial, remembered as state’s go-to judge

June 9, 2014 in Obituaries

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — For the Mississippi Supreme Court, former Circuit Judge William F. Coleman was the go-to guy — the first choice to fill-in when other judges were unable […]

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann checking Hattiesburg mayor absentee votes

November 3, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is examining absentee ballots from Hattiesburg’s recent special election.

The review will not change the outcome of the election. Incumbent Democrat Johnny DuPree won a fourth term by 202 votes over challenger Dave Ware, after the initial vote was thrown out by Forrest County Circuit Judge William Coleman…

Still no final decision in Hattiesburg mayor rematch

September 25, 2013 in News, Top Stories

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — 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 Tuesday night. It said the race remained undecided with 1,055 absentee ballots to be counted…