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Still no final decision in Hattiesburg mayor rematch

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… […]

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

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…. […]