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SEVERAL RACES BOUND FOR RUN-OFFS

Tuesday Election Results

Folks in south Mississippi went to the polls today to fill several positions. In Hancock County, there's a run-off in the Justice Court Judge-East seat. Harry B. Ward will face Ricky Adam November 20th. There's also a run-off in the Constable-East position. Phillip Pavolini will face Don Watson in that race. Also, residents voted "against" a binding referendum to establish building and electrical codes for unincorporated areas.

Two school board seats were filled in Jackson County. Kenneth Fountain ran unopposed in the School Board District 3 seat. He wins with 41 votes. In District 4, Randal B. Turner beat two other candidates with 185-votes. In a special election, John Schrink is the new Gautier Utility District Commissioner, with 74 votes.

In Stone County, there was a special election to fill the Superintendent of Education spot to replace Henry Rath, who retired in June. There will be a run-off between James Morrison, with 967 votes and Dean Belton, with 690-votes. Again, the run-off election is November 20th.

In Pearl River County races, there will be a run off between Gary Beech and Adrian Lumpkin, Jr. November 20th for the tax collector-assessor's seat. The new superintendent of Education is Dennis Earl Penton. He won with 1, 322 votes. Michelle Boyd was elected to the Pearl River Central School Board in District 3. And Billy Spence takes the seat for the School Board in District 4.

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    Flash flood threat through Tuesday

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:35:44 GMT
    Street flooding occurred on Monday morning for parts of Hwy 90 in Biloxi.Street flooding occurred on Monday morning for parts of Hwy 90 in Biloxi.

    Heavy rain across South Mississippi has kicked off the new week, leading to a significant flooding threat. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for South Mississippi until Tuesday evening.

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    Heavy rain across South Mississippi has kicked off the new week, leading to a significant flooding threat. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for South Mississippi until Tuesday evening.

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  • Stone County soaked, but flood waters recede quickly

    Stone County soaked, but flood waters recede quickly

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:00:10 GMT
    Rains have made roads across South Mississippi very slick (Photo Source: MDOT)Rains have made roads across South Mississippi very slick (Photo Source: MDOT)

    Stone County Emergency Management Director Raven James says he hasn’t seen this much rain a long time, but as quickly as the rain fell, it’s receding. Reports indicate as much as seven inches of rain fell on Wiggins and its surrounding communities. James said throughout the morning downpour, ditches filled up, spilling water on to several roads.

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    Stone County Emergency Management Director Raven James says he hasn’t seen this much rain a long time, but as quickly as the rain fell, it’s receding. Reports indicate as much as seven inches of rain fell on Wiggins and its surrounding communities. James said throughout the morning downpour, ditches filled up, spilling water on to several roads.

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  • Educators learn life-saving techniques to protect your children

    Educators learn life-saving techniques to protect your children

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-24 15:28:00 GMT
    Harrison County school administrators go to class today to learn life-saving techniques that can protect their students (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Harrison County school administrators go to class today to learn life-saving techniques that can protect their students (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    Harrison County school administrators, principals, and assistant principals are spending the day learning about potentially life-saving safety techniques that can be used in schools. The training is being offered by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy.

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    Harrison County school administrators, principals, and assistant principals are spending the day learning about potentially life-saving safety techniques that can be used in schools. The training is being offered by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy.

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