Hendrix, Sweet in runoff: Results of Ward 6 special election

June 18, 2014 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire There will be a runoff election between Tyrone Hendrix and Dennis Sweet on July 1. Hendrix received 28.74% of the vote and Sweet received 28.26% of […]

Election Results: Jackson’s next mayor is Tony Yarber

April 22, 2014 in News

Breaking News: By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber defeated Chokwe Antar Lumumba with 54% of the vote to 46% of the vote in the runoff election […]

Mayoral election today in Jackson to replace the late Chokwe Lumumba

April 8, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A former Jackson mayor and the son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba are among a crowded field of candidates on Tuesday’s special election ballot. Polls […]

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…

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,…