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Hinds County Supervisors are short-handed

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Hinds County Supervisors could face a situation where they are two members down, if current supervisor Phil Fisher gets elected mayor of Clinton. At least two board members have opposing viewpoints when it comes to filling the vacancies.

Board President Robert Graham is taking applications from people who live in district two and would like to succeed Doug Anderson, who died in office. He has the support of Supervisor Peggy Hopson Calhoun.

District Five Supervisor Kenneth Stokes thinks an election should be held to replace vacancies.  

"We will determine if an individual has the concensus of the board," said Graham. "And if that happens, at that particular point that individual would be recommended to the board, to fill Mr. Anderson's spot."

"My position is going to be let the people decide," said Stokes.

Supervisor Phil Fisher has the Republican nomination for mayor of Clinton in a heavily Republican city, but he still faces a Democrat in the June 4 general election. If elected he would take office July 1.

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