PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair (all times local):
A Democrat running for Mississippi secretary of state is...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The contest between two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Mississippi secretary of state has become one of the most pointed among 2019's primary elections,...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates apiece are running for the Republican and Democratic nominations for Mississippi secretary of state. The winners of the Aug. 6 primaries will advance to the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here are the major-party and independent candidates running for statewide offices in Mississippi this year, according to the state Democratic and Republican parties and the...
Hattiesburg ex-mayor DuPree running for secretary of state
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former mayor who was the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor in 2011 is now running for secretary of state.
Hattiesburg council confirms police chief to remain on job
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A newly confirmed Mississippi police chief says he wants more training for officers.
The Hattiesburg American reports that the Hattiesburg City Council voted Tuesday to confirm Chief Anthony Parker.
He started as the city's top officer in 2015 under then-Mayor Johnny DuPree.
Barker and Parker: Hattiesburg mayor keeping city’s top cop
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of a Mississippi city says he intends keep the police chief chosen by his predecessor.
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker announced Tuesday that he wants Chief Anthony Parker to remain on the job.
City to knock down part of imprisoned pastor’s church
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi city is demolishing part of a church pastored by a man now in federal prison.
WDAM-TV reports that Hattiesburg began Monday knocking down a decayed building at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. The city is paying a contractor $340,000, with work expected to take 45 days.
Who will succeed Barker in Mississippi House?
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — At least two people plan campaigns to run for the Mississippi House District 102 seat vacated by new Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker.
The Hattiesburg American reports Hattiesburg residents Kathryn Rehner and Cory Ferraez have announced their intent to run in an upcoming special election for the district, which comprises central Hattiesburg.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg leaders are setting a hiring freeze in city government until the new mayor takes office.
State Rep. Toby Barker was elected to the city's top job last week, defeating four-term Mayor Johnny DuPree. Barker's four-year term begins July 1.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Winners of city elections in Mississippi will begin their four-year terms July 1.
Mayors in Hattiesburg, Ocean Springs and Moss Point were defeated Tuesday, while those in Greenwood and Columbus are among those re-elected.
In Hattiesburg, state Rep. Toby Barker defeated four-term Democratic Mayor Johnny DuPree. Barker serves as a Republican at the Capitol but ran for the city office as an independent. DuPree was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2011.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Voters in many Mississippi cities are choosing mayors to serve the next four years.
One hard-fought contest is in Hattiesburg, where Democrat Johnny DuPree seeks a fifth term. He faces two independent candidates in Tuesday's election — Toby Barker, who serves in the state House as a Republican; and Shawn O'Hara, who has run for dozens of offices.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Hattiesburg city court clerk is facing a felony charge after being accused of using a citizen's credit card to pay one of her own bills.
WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2n7F8uv ) 26-year-old Morgan Owens was charged with credit card fraud Monday.
Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker says the credit card was intended to pay a city fine.
GOP state Rep. Barker running for mayor of Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Third-term Republican state Rep. Toby Barker says he is running for mayor of Hattiesburg.
The city's Democratic mayor, Johnny DuPree, said months ago that he will seek a fifth term this year.
The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/2iq1lk0 ) Barker announced his candidacy in a news release Thursday. He says he wants to unify the city by focusing on "quality education, state-of-the-art infrastructure and strong neighborhoods."
Residents complain of brownish-colored water in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — City leaders are looking into complaints of brownish-colored water in a Hattiesburg neighborhood.
The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/2hDK5Ic ) that one resident, Joshua Tillman, brought a bottle of discolored water to Monday's city council meeting and said it came from his tap. Tillman said he can't drink it, and he can't even give it to his animals.
The Latest: Fairley gets 3 years’ prison in corruption case
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing of two men on corruption charges in Hattiesburg (all times local):
Hattiesburg pastor Kenneth Fairley has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing federal housing money.
Jurors convict Hattiesburg pastor in federal theft case
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Hattiesburg pastor was convicted Monday on three counts of conspiracy and theft in a federal case involving money skimmed from a federal housing program.
Jurors returned guilty verdicts against the Rev. Kenneth Fairley after six hours of deliberation and a trial that stretched over parts of seven days.
The Latest: Jury convicts Hattiesburg pastor of housing scam
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Hattiesburg minister accused of skimming money from a federal housing program (all times local):
A jury has convicted a Hattiesburg pastor of conspiracy and theft in a case involving skimmed money from a federal housing program.
The verdict came after about six hours of deliberation by jurors Monday, WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cExmkH ).
Testimony ends in theft trial against Hattiesburg pastor
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lawyers for a Hattiesburg pastor accused of skimming federally-funded housing money for his church wrapped up their defense Saturday, and the case will soon head to a jury for its decision.
WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cfng8i ) that 10 witnesses testified for the defense in the trial of the Rev. Kenneth Fairley before testimony ended Saturday afternoon.
IRS agent: Hattiesburg pastor diverted $60,000 to his church
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — An IRS agent says that a Hattiesburg pastor took $60,000 from a federally-funded housing rehabilitation program to subsidize his church.
WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cb5F14) IRS Agent Bradley Luker testified Thursday in the trial of the Rev. Kenneth Fairley, who faces conspiracy and theft charges in an indictment that alleges he skimmed money.
The leader of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Fairley denies guilt. His attorneys blame bad bookkeeping, not criminal intent.
Testimony: Scant documentation in Hattiesburg housing rehab
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Prosecution witnesses painted a picture Wednesday of a Hattiesburg housing rehabilitation project plagued by scant documentation, uncompleted work and questions about money that a contractor wanted repaid.
The Latest: Former Hattiesburg housing inspector testifies
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Hattiesburg corruption trial (all times local):
A former housing inspector for the City of Hattiesburg says Mayor Johnny DuPree pressured him to approve a house built by a group led by a man on trial for stealing federal funds.
Hattiesburg unveils new landmark: The Pedestrian Bridge
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg has a new landmark, and it is in the form of a footbridge.
WDAM-TV (http://bit.ly/2bE0C8Q ) reports a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday before a small crowd of residents and city workers to unveil The Pedestrian Bridge at Beverly Lane.
Hattiesburg mayor grabs for blogger’s camera, apologizes
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree is apologizing after trying to snatching a camera Friday from a blogger who's long been critical of DuPree.
The longtime mayor says he "acted in a way that was the wrong way, and I apologize."