County prosecutor, justice court judge election set for today

Published 12:09 am Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NATCHEZ — A total of 233 absentee ballots were cast for today’s special county election.

Adams County voters will decide today the positions of southern district justice court judge, county prosecutor and District 5 election commissioner.

By comparison, in the special election earlier this year in which voters voted against the school board’s $35 million bond issue, a total of 319 absentee ballots were cast. In the 2016 presidential election, 1,441 absentee ballots were cast.

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Adams County Circuit Clerk Eddie Walker encouraged people to get to their respective polls today between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

“Please exercise your right to vote,” Walker said. “Every vote that is cast is important to that candidate, that voter and to the people of Adams County as well. This is, as all elections are, an important election.”

Walker said if any voter had any questions to call the circuit clerk’s office at 601-446-6326.

Bryan Callaway, Shameca Collins and Scott Pintard are running for county prosecutor.

Danny Barber, Timothy Blalock, Jack Blaney, Eileen Mary Maher and Stanley N. “Bucky” Merritt have qualified for justice court judge of the southern district.

Alma Fletcher is running unopposed for District 5 Election Commissioner.

Voters in District 1 at the Natchez Mall, Bellemont and Courthouse precincts will be voting for county attorney and justice court judge.

The Mall precinct is located at the central court at 350 John R. Junkin Drive; Bellemont at Crosspoint Church at 285 Highland Blvd; and the courthouse is located at 115 S. Wall St.

Voters in District 2 at the Liberty Park, Kingston, Duncan Park and Beau Pre precincts will vote for county attorney and justice court judge.

The Beau Pre precinct is at Calvary Baptist Church at 522 U.S. 61 South; Duncan Park Canteen at 57 Duncan Park Road; Kingston Fire Station at 575 Kingston Road; and Liberty Park at the National Guard Armory at 329 Liberty Road.

Voters in District 3 at Maryland Heights, Concord and Steckler Multipurpose Building will vote only for county attorney. At the Palestine precinct they will vote for the county attorney and district court judge.

The Concord precinct is located at Christian Hope Baptist Church at 301 LaSalle St.; Maryland Heights at the recreation building at 111 Dumas Drive; Multipurpose precinct at the David R. Steckler Multipurpose Building at 311 Liberty Road; and Palestine at the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department at 1196 Liberty Road.

In District 4, voters at the Pine Ridge, Northside, Morgantown and Carpenter precincts will vote only for the county attorney.

The Carpenter precinct is located at the Rose Hill Baptist Church at 607 1/2 Madison St.; Morgantown at Morgantown School at 101 Cottage Home Drive; Northside at Frazier School at 1445 George F. West Blvd.; and Pine Ridge at the county barn at 176 Foster Mound Road.

District 5 voters at the Airport, Foster Mound and Oakland precincts will vote for election commissioner and county attorney. District 5 voters at the Washington precinct will vote for election commissioner, county attorney and justice court judge.

The Airport precinct at the terminal on 434 Airport Road; Foster Mound at the fire station at 228 Foster Mound Road; Oakland at Lovely Lane Methodist Church at 65 Morgantown Road; and Washington at New Hope Baptist Church at 417 Morgantown Road.

Voters can type in their addresses to locate their polling places at

For more information, call the circuit clerk’s office at 601-446-6326 or the election commission’s office at 601-445-7905.