Pope elected Attala County’s first Republican sheriff

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Attala County has elected Curtis Pope as their next sheriff.

Pope received 2,753 votes to Herbert Dew’s 2,643.

Curtis Pope is the first Republican sheriff to be elected sheriff in Attala County.

Audio: Melissa Boswell Townsend caught up with Curtis Pope Tuesday night after the election.

 

19 comments
  1. Donnie
    Donnie
    November 8, 2023 at 3:28 AM

    Praise God

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  2. Lisa and wayne wilkerson
    Lisa and wayne wilkerson
    November 8, 2023 at 3:45 AM

    Congratulations Curtis!
    You’re gonna make a great sheriff.

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  3. Dana Gwin
    Dana Gwin
    November 8, 2023 at 5:48 AM

    Republicans won 6 of the 10 offices on yesterday’s ballot. Is this a historical record? I think so.

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  4. Michael
    Michael
    November 8, 2023 at 7:17 AM

    Party has never mattered at the local level.
    That said, I was under the impression that when no candidate gets 50% +1 vote, there is a runoff.

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    • Evelyn Pender
      Evelyn Pender
      November 8, 2023 at 9:54 AM

      Not in the general. The primary yes but not general.

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    • Regina Guyyon
      Regina Guyyon
      November 9, 2023 at 5:03 AM

      YES , MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

      Reply
  5. Michael
    Michael
    November 8, 2023 at 7:25 AM

    To correct my own comment. General election runoffs Mississippi may only be for be state-wide offices.

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  6. Mark
    Mark
    November 8, 2023 at 8:51 AM

    No runoff in single county general election. Only district and statewide races

    Reply
  7. Lane
    Lane
    November 8, 2023 at 10:26 AM

    I’ll pray for this man as he takes office in January. I knew him when he was a plumber almost 40 yrs ago. And since then I’ve noticed that he’s never let a gun and badge define him as being arrogant or develop a deity complex.

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  8. Nana
    Nana
    November 8, 2023 at 10:42 AM

    Congratulations to the winners and prayers for all who ran! At least all of our local races, as I know, we’re run with dignity! No mudslinging like the governor’s race. ????

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  9. Phillip Moore
    Phillip Moore
    November 8, 2023 at 11:04 AM

    Congratulations Curtis. Well deserved

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  10. Paula
    Paula
    November 8, 2023 at 11:35 AM

    Congratulations Curtis! I think you’ll make an excellent Sheriff. God speed to you as you begin this new chapter in your life!

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  11. Teresa
    Teresa
    November 8, 2023 at 12:20 PM

    Congratulations, Curtis!!
    Attala County is ready for changes. We are behind you and we are praying for you!

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  12. KIM
    KIM
    November 8, 2023 at 3:47 PM

    CONGRATS CURTIS. SO HAPPY FOR YOU. I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO DO AN AWESOME JOB.

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  13. Roy Moore
    Roy Moore
    November 8, 2023 at 5:10 PM

    Congratulation Curtis. I know you will do a good job as you have in your other positions. I will be praying for your guidance and safety

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  14. Michael
    Michael
    November 9, 2023 at 7:15 AM

    Great Job Sir,

    Please Visit us here in Ethel

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    • Lane
      Lane
      November 9, 2023 at 12:24 PM

      Just make very sure that when another out of town developer comes to Ethel wanting to build apartments you and everyone there should say NO.

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  15. Regin
    Regin
    November 9, 2023 at 1:25 PM

    Congratulations

    Reply
  16. Wimpy Chambers
    Wimpy Chambers
    November 10, 2023 at 8:51 PM

    Congratulations, I knew you in the late 80s and 90s when I worked at MJMH in CCU, hope you haven’t changed. Be safe

    Reply

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