Secretary of State gives Primary Election reminders
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum will be the guest speaker at the Oktibbeha County Alumni Annual “Minutes with Mark” program on Tuesday, June 5.
The event, which is free to all MSU alumni, fans, and friends, will be held at The Storehouse at CWM located at 1437 Fire Station Rd.
Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m. with heavy hors d'oeuvres, with the program set to begin at 6 p.m.
Chapter President Amanda Edwards encourages everyone to come by on the way from work or better yet go home and get the family.
Registration for the event is not required, but if you plant to attend, you are encouraged to email email@example.com. For more information about the program or to find out how to become more involved with the local Alumni Chapter, contact Carol Moss Read at carolmoss@cspirehome. net or 662-312-0637.
The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will begin its summer meal program on Monday, June 4 at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School and Armstrong Middle School.
Children under the age of 18 will eat for free.
The following are times, locations and other information for those wanting to attend. June 4 - July 13 Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. (adult breakfast price $1.80)
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (adult lunch price: $3.15)
For more information, call Prudie Shumpert at 662-324-4122
June 4 - June 28 (Monday and Thursday only)
Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (adult breakfast price $1.80) Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Smith at 662324-4079
The elderly, people who have to work or will be out of town and want to vote in the June 5 Democratic and Republican primaries for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives have until June 2 to vote absentee in person.
In addition to regular weekday business hours, Circuit Court Clerks offices in Clay and all other counties in Mississippi will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 2 for voter convenience to vote absentee.
By-mail absentee ballots must be postmarked June 2 or earlier to count.
Mississippi is one of eight states with federal primaries on June 5. State voters will pick Republican and Democratic nominees in each of the state's four congressional districts, although not all are contested, and the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Roger Wicker of Tupelo.
The Senate seat vacated by long-time Sen. Thad Cochran will be filed by a non-partisan special election on Nov. 6, 2018, the same day as the general election.
Other races, including state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, chancery, circuit and county judges and school boards also are on the November ballots but not in the June primaries.
In the U.S. Senate race for Wicker's seat, Wicker is challenged by Richard Boyanton in the Republican primary and six Democrats -- David Baria, Jensen Bohren, Jerone Garland, Victor Maurice Jr., Omeria Scott and Howard Sherman --are seeking the party's nomination.
If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff between the top two vote-getters will be June 26.
In the House races, Republican incumbent Trent Kelly and Democrat challenger Randy Wadkins are unopposed in the respective First District primaries and Democrat incumbent Bennie Thompson is unopposed in both the primary and the general election in the Second District.
The most contested primaries are in the Third District where incumbent Gregg Harper is not seeking re-election. Democrats Michael Aycox and Michael Evans are seeking their party's nomination while Republicans Sally Doty, Morgan Dunn, Michael Guest, Whit Hughes, Perry Parker and Katherine Tate are seeking the party's nomination.
A 25-year-old West Point woman is free on $7,500 bond on charges she cut her ex-boyfriend during a weekend dispute.
And the aggravated domestic violence charge could land Ladasmond Shanta Jackson back in jail on a two-yearold ID fraud case.
According to West Point Police Det. Jesse Anderson, Jackson was arrested Saturday night after the victim reported being cut at his home on Lone Oak Drive near Highway 45 Alternate North. He received minor injuries to his arms and legs, the detective said of the victim.
Investigators arrested her at his residence but did not find a weapon, according to Anderson.
She was booked into the Clay County Jail at about midnight Saturday and posted bond Monday afternoon.
District Attorney Scott Colom acknowledged Jackson was placed on pretrial diversion on April 13, 2017, on the ID fraud charges. She was arrested after taking a debit card belonging to Whitney Lenoir and using it several times to spend $69.62.
Jackson has not completed her pretrial diversion program, which would allow her to have her record cleared. Colom said his office is reviewing whether to file paperwork to have Jackson's diversion revoked.
JACKSON — A Democrat has won a special election to fill an empty seat in the Mississippi House, so the partisan balance in the chamber remains the same.
Tracey Rosebud of Tutwiler defeated Blake Ferretti of Cleveland in a special election Tuesday in District 30. It includes parts of Bolivar, Quitman, Sunflower and Tallahatchie counties.
Party labels don't appear on ballots in Mississippi special elections, but Democrats had endorsed Rosebud.
Unofficial results showed Rosebud received 1,429 votes and Ferretti received 1,275.
Rosebud will serve until January 2020, filling the end of a term started by Democrat Robert Huddleston of Sumner, who had served since 1996. Huddleston resigned during the 2018 legislative session to spend more time with his family.
Republicans hold a threefifths supermajority in the Mississippi House and Senate.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is reminding Mississippians about Election Day protocol as the 2018 Primary approaches.
Polls will open for the 2018 Primary Elections at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 5.
Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats.
Polls will close at 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot.
Senate and Congressional Primary Elections are conducted by political parties in Mississippi. The Secretary of State's Office will have 26 observers in precincts across Mississippi. Problems at the polls observed by state observers or otherwise reported to the Elections Division will be referred to the authorities, including the Attorney General's Office or appropriate District Attorney's Office. The Secretary of State's Office has no enforcement authority to resolve problems.
· Absentee Voting Deadline: The in-person absentee voting deadline is Saturday, June 2, 2018. Circuit Clerk's Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The deadline to vote by mail is Monday, June 4, 2018, and Circuit Clerk's Offices must be in actual receipt of the absentee ballot by 5 p.m. UOCAVA voters, including servicemembers deployed outside their county of residence, must absentee vote by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
· Polling Place Location: A polling place locator is available on the Secretary of State's website at http:// www.sos.ms.gov/PollingPlace/Pages/default.aspx.
· Voter Photo ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot. An affidavit ballot may be counted if the voter provides an acceptable form of photo identification to the Circuit Clerk's Office within five business days after the election. For more information, visit www.msvoterID.ms.gov.
· Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
· Loitering: The polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
· Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.
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