WEBB — Sept. 14 was the first voting experience for dozens of Jobs for Mississippi Graduates (JMG) students at West Tallahatchie middle and high schools.
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One officeholder was ousted and four other incumbents will be forced into Aug. 25 runoffs based on the outcome of Tuesday’s primary election in Tallahatchie County.
In all, five local races — all on the Democratic ticket — are facing runoffs.
TUTWILER — The Tutwiler Board of Aldermen recently voted to fire Police Chief Rico Smith and to promote patrolman James Mason to interim police chief.
The action was taken Monday, July 13, during a special called meeting of the five-member board.
Months of active campaigning by dozens of local candidates will come down to decisions made by voters, beginning with Tuesday’s Aug. 4 primary elections.
Tallahatchie County’s 21 voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
With schools starting soon, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare.