Candidate qualifying

Alcorn County Circuit Court Deputy Clerks Kaylee Smith and Leslie Cantrell accept election qualifying paperwork on Tuesday from Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling and Tax Assessor Sandy Coleman Mitchell as both incumbents seek reelection.

Despite ominous storm clouds gathering early Tuesday, candidates looking to seek county office in 2023 made their way to the Alcorn County Courthouse to kick off the political season.

The first day of business for the new year brought the opening of qualifying for county and state offices. The deadline this year will be Feb. 1, a month earlier than normal for a big county election year due to a change in state law.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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