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 in July for failing to […]
(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 DuPree said he ordered the […]
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 enforced. If not, the four-term […]
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, the communities’ mayors said Monday. […]
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 Hattiesburg, City Council members are […]
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… […]
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,… […]
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…. […]