The Commercial Appeal

Trial set in mayoral election challenge

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HATTIESBUR­G — A jury trial is now set for Dave Ware’s challenge of the June 4 Hattiesbur­g mayoral election.

The Hattiesbur­g American reports specially appointed judge William F. Coleman will preside over the case at 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the Forrest County Courthouse.

Additional­ly, Coleman also set a conference date for 11 a.m. July 8 for both the Ware lawyers and the lawyers of fellow mayoral candidate Nathan Jordan.

Both Ware and Jordan filed cases in Forrest County Circuit Court alleging irregulari­ties in the mayoral election that saw incumbent Mayor Johnny

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