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…

Unofficial Primary Run Off Election Results Announced

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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…

County board of supervisors to select low-income homeowners for housing repairs

Press Release Thanks to a grant from the BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Dallas Affordable Housing Program (AHP), 60 low-income, qualified, and Board-selected homeowners of Holmes County will receive some much-needed housing repairs during 2019. The Holmes County portion of the grant is a part of the total grant ($745,200) awarded…

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…

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…

Lexington Police investigating death of alderwoman’s son

The son of Lexington Alderwoman-at-Large Clementene Cooper was reported killed earlier this week. Investigator John Newton said the police are still investigating the matter. Check out next week’s edition for the full story!

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…

Remaining funds from Milton Olive Memorial endowed to Holmes CC

The Milton Olive Memorial has now sat on the Holmes County Courthouse grounds for a little over two months now but the legacy of the monument’s namesake continues to expand. The remaining funds raised for the memorial, $38,153.92, was given over to Holmes Community College’s football program to be used in the form of an…

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…