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On Tuesday night Jeffrey George was elected Ward 1 City Councilman in Hattiesburg. George (R) defeated Ken Chambers (D) with 67 percent of the vote. George received 711 total votes in 14 precincts, compared to Chambers’ 346.


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Quincy Rogers ousted incumbent Mayor Kent D. Crider on Tuesday night in Lumberton.  Rogers captured 63 percent of the vote with a total of 315 votes, compared to Crider’s 189 votes.  Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 
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Joe D. Gallaspy was elected Mayor of New Augusta on Tuesday night.  Gallaspy received 47 percent of the vote and beat out Albert Garner (41 percent) and James P. Benefield (12 percent).  Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 
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The three candidates running to be Hattiesburg’s next mayor discussed issues facing the city on Wednesday night at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

A Republican has won Columbia’s Ward 2 Alderman race after a runoff between two Republican candidates on Tuesday.  Republican Jason Stringer defeated Robert «Booger» Sandifer with 54 percent of the vote, totaling 178 votes to Sandifer’s 151 votes.  With no Democratic candidate running for Ward 2, Stringer will become the Ward 2 Alderman and will be unopposed in the general election. \ Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 


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Hattiesburg City Council members say confusion about polling places for municipal elections needs to be remedied before the general election on June 6. 

The chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party was in Lamar County Tuesday night, to show support for local GOP candidates who are running in the state’s upcoming municipal elections.    


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Candidates for Hattiesburg city government spoke to voters Thursday at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center ahead of the municipal election on June 6. 

The stage was set for Petal Mayor Hal Marx to debate his only republican challenger Anthony Evans Monday, but things didn’t quite go as planned when Evans decided not to participate. 


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Five people are running to be Hattiesburg’s next mayor and more than a dozen people are running to represent residents as city council members, according to the final list of candidates qualifying for Hattiesburg city offices. 


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The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office was at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg Thursday, hosting certification training for municipal election officials.


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Senior Aaron Thomas scored on a pair of long interception returns and hauled in four passes for 110 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, as Columbia Academy rolled past Wayne Academy 60-14 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. The Cougars (6-5) will travel to Rayville, La., Friday to take on Riverfield Academy (10-1) at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA quarterfinals.


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Jones County Junior College soccer captured its second straight MACJC/Region 23 title with a 3-2 win over Holmes on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Mikayla Banks scored the first goal of the game and freshman Aimee Durn followed up with two more goals for the Lady Bobcats. JCJC hosts Eastern Florida State College in an NJCAA District H playoff game next week.


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The Mississippi Walk for Diabetes was held Sunday at the Longleaf Trace to raise awareness regarding diabetes. The walk included a “family fun walk” and a 3.1 mile/5K route. 


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