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Unofficial Holmes County General Election Results 2019

Staff Reports Unofficial General Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 5,789 ballots were cast out of 13,163 registered voters, that is 43.98% of the county voted. These totals do not include absentee ballots. Governor – Jim Hood (D), 4775 votes/83.01%; Tate Reeves (R), 921 votes/16.01%; Bob Hickingbottom (C), 16 votes/0.28%; David…

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August Primary Election results released

Staff Reports Unofficial Primary Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 4,372 ballots were cast out of 26,102 registered voters. These totals do not include absentee ballots which were being tallied on Wednesday, August 7. Primary Run-off Elections will be held on Tuesday, August 27, for any top two candidates in a…

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Cattle rustling reported in county

Reports were made to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department in September, October and December of last year of cattle and property thefts. A total of 11 bovines were reported stolen in two cases and two cattle gates in the third case. On September 21, 2018, three black cows, one “motley faced” cow and one calf…

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Sanders given two life sentences plus 30 years

Holmes County Circuit Judge Jannie Lewis gave 48-year-old Rodney Sanders two life without parole sentences, plus 30 more years for burglary and car theft, accepting a recommendation from District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver, earlier today, according to the Associated Press. Sanders is charged in the killing deaths of two Catholic nuns, Sisters Margaret Held and Paula…

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Election results for school board, election commissioners released

Staff Reports With 13,144 registered voters in Holmes County and only 1,677 votes reported, 12.76% of the county exercised their right to vote yesterday, Election Day. In the school board race for the upcoming new Holmes County Consolidated School District voting: District A: A.’Tony’ Anderson, 212 votes, 60.23%; Johnnie Y. Simmons, 140 votes, 39.77%. District…

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Lexington woman arrested for insurance fraud after house fire

On Tuesday, September 12, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of 42-year-old Matoya Hillie Reaves on insurance fraud, wire fraud, and false pretense charges. Reaves, of Lexington, attempted to defraud Liberty Mutual Insurance Company by filing false claims, including fake invoices appearing to be from Ashley Furniture and other businesses, for items she claimed…

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