Runoffs for two countywide races set for Tuesday


Runoff candidates competing for two different countywide offices will appear on the ballot Tuesday for the final round of voting in the special election.

The races on the ballot will include runoffs for Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk and Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk.

The chancery clerk race will feature contracts and grants specialist Martesa Bishop Flowers and interim Chancery Clerk Sharon Livingston.

In the Nov. 7 special election, Livingston finished with 37 percent of the vote (3,396 votes), while Flowers came in with 31 percent (2,885 votes)

The circuit clerk race will feature Mississippi State University Receiving Services Coordinator Teresa Davis and Starkville Municipal Court Administrator Tony Rook.

Davis received the highest vote total on Nov. 7 with 38.06 percent of the vote (3,577 votes) and Rook pulled in 36.67 percent (3,447 votes).

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.