Johnny DuPree wins Hattiesburg mayoral election by 37 votes

On Thursday, after reviewing 115 affidavit ballots, Hattiesburg released the final, unofficial, totals in the race for mayor of the city.

Johnny DuPree won the election by 37 votes. The final tally: DuPree 4,775 – David Ware 4,738.

Hattiesburg officials resumed the process of validating affidavit ballots at 9 a.m. Thursday. At that time, 33 votes still separated incumbent Johnny DuPree and candidate David Ware after two days of counting votes and validating ballots.