Ad Spot

Gibson apparent winner in Natchez Democratic Party mayoral primary

NATCHEZ — Dan Gibson is the apparent winner of the Natchez Democratic Party Mayoral primary election after some 700 absentee ballots were counted Thursday.

With the unofficial count Gibson garnered 1,980 votes to Tony Fields’ 1,795 votes.

The unofficial results have to be certified and the last of the affidavit ballots added to the total, Adams County Election Commission officials said, adding there are not enough affidavit ballots to swing the results.

Gibson will face independent candidates Richard Branyan and Phillip West in the July 14 general election.

“We are excited and humbled — very humbled — by the confidence the voters have placed in us to put Natchez back to work,” Gibson said, referring to himself and his supporting team that helped him through his campaign. “… I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for so many supporters and volunteers and I am so grateful to them.”

Upon hearing the updated numbers, Fields said he felt disappointed at losing and also grateful to have been beaten by a worthy opponent.

“I feel good about the future of Natchez. It has been a good clean race and through the process I found my voice again — and I’m not talking about my singing voice either. I found a voice to inspire people, bring hope and a new perspective to the people of Natchez. I’m thankful for the experience,” Fields said. “Dan is a great guy and ran a great race, and I have a friend for life. I’m so grateful for all of the support that I’ve had, all of those who voted for me and all of the volunteers.”

Gibson agreed that Fields was a worthy candidate and a good friend still.

“I just want to say that I am so grateful to have this man (Fields) as a friend. I am so grateful that the lord put Tony Fields in my life and my life will forever be better because Tony Fields is my friend and I’m just excited about the next race. We’ve got a little less than six more weeks to go.”

COVID-19

Mississippi Department of Health reports 957 new virus cases Tuesday

News

GoFundMe account set up for restoration of Turning Angel monument

News

Report: Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hoseman contracts COVID-19

News

Reeves’ tries to put blame for COVID spike on protests, but state’s top health expert disagrees

News

Escaped Mississippi murderer still on the run. Have you seen him?

News

Mississippi officials unanimously vote to keep Confederate statute on courthouse lawn

News

Adams County Supervisors take flak for passing mask ordinance

News

Mississippi man accused of threatening county supervisor using N-word appears in court

News

Boot with human remains found at Anna’s Bottom

News

Brookhaven mayor contracts coronavirus

COVID-19

Concordia Parish reports more COVID-19 cases from June 24 to July 5

News

Mississippi man arrested for threats against supervisor after posting ‘these N*****s are fixing to get shot’

News

Mississippi House speaker Phillip Gunn said he now has coronavirus

News

Convicted murderer escapes from state prison, manhunt underway

News

Mississippi supervisor calls out racist commenter who threatened ‘N*****s are fixing to get shot’

News

Fourth of July Fireworks light up Mississippi River night sky

News

Search underway for man thrown from boat in Mississippi River near Claiborne County

News

Lake St. John Flotilla filled with Fourth of July fun

News

Tiger King, Minecraft, Corn-tine and more: A look at boats from Lake St. John Flotilla

News

Woman faces charges after police say she shot her boyfriend

News

Mission Mississippi offers prayers, walk for unity

News

America celebrates Independence Day in land of confusion

News

Fireworks organizers ask spectators to follow Natchez face mask requirement

News

Southern governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over face mask requirements