Judge Grants Hattiesburg Special Election For Mayor's Race - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Judge Grants Hattiesburg Special Election For Mayor's Race

Posted: Updated:

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -  Judge William Coleman granted a special election for the City of Hattiesburg during a hearing at the Forrest County Circuit Court Thursday.

Attorneys for Dave Ware, the former mayoral candidate who filed a Petition of Contest concerting the June 4 mayor's race, filed motions with the court last Friday, asking for Judge Coleman to uphold the original verdict of 9 to 3 that the jury gave in the case.

When Coleman polled the jury in open court, the verdict count was 8 to 4; the judge decided to grant a mistrial due to the inconsistencies of the verdict.

Today, judge said he could not uphold the original verdict because the jury's poll was not the same. However, he decided a special election would be best to determine the winner.

The date for the election has not been set and will have to be given by Governor Phil Bryant.

Watch the video above to hear reactions from Ware and DuPree.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Tax Free Weekend

    Tax Free Weekend

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:42:11 GMT
    Tax Free HolidayTax Free Holiday
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Today marks the start of this year's annual sales tax holiday, a time where parents like Tawana Jordan can get a head start on school shopping and a tax break."I will be stopping by to check out the deals that they have for my children," Jordan said.The Mississippi Department of Revenue reports all clothing items and shoes priced under $100 are exempt from sales tax this weekend, and for local retailers that means."A lot of traffic, a lot of traffic. Last year we did it a...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Today marks the start of this year's annual sales tax holiday, a time where parents like Tawana Jordan can get a head start on school shopping and a tax break."I will be stopping by to check out the deals that they have for my children," Jordan said.The Mississippi Department of Revenue reports all clothing items and shoes priced under $100 are exempt from sales tax this weekend, and for local retailers that means."A lot of traffic, a lot of traffic. Last year we did it a...
  • 2 women killed in Rapides Parish accident

    2 women killed in Rapides Parish accident

    State police say two women died when their car ran off the road and struck a tree.
    State police say two women died when their car ran off the road and struck a tree.
  • Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

    Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:24 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...
    Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.