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Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied


Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.

Reeves wins governor's race

10:31 p.m.

Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat in more than a decade.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns.

Statewide Results

As of 9:50 pm


1,175 of 1,768 precincts - 66 percent

Tate Reeves, GOP 277,292 - 53 percent

Jim Hood, Dem 238,740 - 46 percent

David Singletary, Ind 5,127 - 1 percent

Bob Hickingbottom, CST 1,479 - 0 percent

Lieutenant Governor

1,153 of 1,768 precincts - 65 percent


Andrew Griffin

Andrew Griffin

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Andrew Griffin, 72, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center.

Peter Pope

Peter Pope

ELIZABETH — Funeral arrangements for Peter Pope, 84, of Elizabeth, are pending with Bush Funeral Services, Leland. He died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at his home.



Marvin Leflore

Marvin Leflore

CLEVELAND — Funeral services for Marvin Leflore, 71, of Cleveland, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Byas Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland. He died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.

Voting is a pleasure

We were pleased to vote this morning without incident.

There were at least twice the number of poll workers and others who were on hand to be sure everything went as smoothly as possible.

What we weren’t pleased to see were the number of uncontested elections on the ballot.

Ray Harper

Ray Harper

SENATONIA — Ray Harper, 77, of Senatobia, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at North Delta Hospice, Southaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Ray and Winnie Harper; wife, Sue Harper; and grandson, Elijah Thomas Harper.