Guntown and Plantersville had their first candidates qualify during the past week. In Plantersville, incumbent mayor Gloria Holland filed papers to run for re-election. Guntown incumbent alderman Petey Hopkins did the same.
In Tupelo, mayor Jason Shelton and all seven city council members are all seeking re-election. Two of them currently face challengers.
Candice Knowles will run against Shelton in the Democratic primary for mayor. Also, Democrat Greg Humphrey will challenge incumbent Democrat Nettie Davis for the Ward 4 seat on the city council.