Oktibbeha County has seen steady absentee voting ahead of a Tuesday special election that will see voters decide on four races and a ballot referendum.
STARKVILLE — For the first two weeks of Angie McGinnis’ 16-year term as Oktibbeha County circuit clerk, she walked around the courthouse in a daze.
In a small, two-room, one-vault office, everything that was thrown at McGinnis made her question if she’d ever catch up. Even after spending four years as deputy clerk, she was overwhelmed.
STARKVILLE — Outgoing Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor/Collector Pat Kight calls Tuesday’s election “pivotal” for county residents.
That’s not to take anything away from previous elections where important offices were up for grabs, but after Tuesday the county will lose 70 years of combined service in three of its most important offices. Sheriff Dolph Bryan was eliminated in the runoff election, while Kight and Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis aren’t seeking re-election.