When Bill Darnell announced he would not seek another term as aldermen for the town of Caledonia, it appeared there wouldn’t be a Darnell in town government for the first time since 1979.
As it turns out, that may have been premature. In the final 48 hours of the qualifying period, five candidates joined the race, including the wife and nephew of the long-time alderman.
Two new candidates qualified in Columbus City Council races before Friday’s filing deadline, an independent candidate in Ward 3 and a Republican challenger in Ward 6.
Four new candidates qualified in aldermen races on Friday, including two Republicans in Ward 5.
Friday was the final day to enter the 2021 municipal races.
The race to succeed outgoing West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson, who is retiring, grew to five candidates before Friday’s qualifying deadline, and all but one member of the board of selectmen will face a challenger.
A third candidate has entered the race to succeed outgoing West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson, who announced in January that he will retire instead of run for a third term.
A second candidate has qualified to run in the Democratic primary for mayor.
Cole Bryan, 36, filed qualifying paperwork Monday morning, joining State Farm agent and former Ward 1 selectman Rod Bobo in the race.
WEST POINT — The end of the first week of qualifying for city elections brought a list of so-far unchallenged selectmen incumbents, as well as a new candidate for mayor.
Voters in Caledonia will elect a new mayor and at least three new aldermen this year, based on a poll of incumbents.
Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Tony Rook and Clay County Circuit Clerk Kim Brown Hood didn’t have a frame of reference by which to compare Tuesday’s presidential election, but both were amazed by its scale.
An expert says having a statewide election on a flag design is unusual, and Mississippi is having its second one in less than 20 years.