Court dismisses contempt charge against Hattiesburg mayor

September 14, 2015 in News

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ten months after a complaint was filed against Hattiesburg’s mayor, the court has purged the charge. WDAM-TV reports Mayor Johnny DuPree was found in civil contempt of court […]

Mississippi flag temporarily removed at Hattiesburg city buildings

June 26, 2015 in News

(AP) The Mississippi flag, which includes a Confederate battle emblem, was temporarily removed Thursday from most municipal buildings in one of the largest cities in the state. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny […]

Hattiesburg mayor cited for contempt of court order

May 8, 2015 in News

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – After being found in civil contempt of a court order, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has to show in two weeks why that charge should not be […]

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree discusses tornado recovery at national summit

February 11, 2014 in News

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 85 percent of residents who were displaced by the large and deadly tornadoes that decimated Joplin, Mo., and Moore, Okla., have rebuilt or intend to, […]

Around Mississippi: Hattiesburg gas card fraud; Natchez crosses; vicious dog ordinance

December 19, 2013 in News, Statewide News

The Associated Press Here are some news and notes — and an interesting photograph — from around Mississippi this morning: Council upset over possible fraud in gas card use In […]

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…

Dave Ware outraising Johnny DuPree in Hattiesburg mayoral rematch

September 23, 2013 in News, Top Stories

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Challenger Dave Ware is raising more money than current Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree in their electoral rematch.

Ware has raised nearly $130,000, according to reports filed Tuesday. Dupree has raised $60,000.

That continues the funding edge independent candidate Ware had over the Democratic incumbent in the earlier election,…

DuPree Speaks at 50th Anniversary March on Washington (VIDEO)

August 28, 2013 in News, Top Stories

Hattiesburg Mayor, Johnny Dupree gave the following speech today, August 28 2013 at the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The following is the full transcript of the speech he gave, along with the video of the speech:

I want to thank the National Conference of Black Mayors, and the coalition for the opportunity to make a few remarks on this historic occasion.

Decades and decades of blood, sweat, tears, organizing meetings, sit-ins, jailings, boycotts, negotiations, adjudications—all culminated in a march….