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Second redistricting hearing in the...

Second redistricting hearing in the books for Tupelo

By: Sarah Ulmer - August 9, 2021

If you missed it, the Joint Redistricting Committee held the second redistricting hearing in Tupelo at Itawamba Community College.

The joint Mississippi House and Senate committee will continue hearings throughout the month of August.

Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the census is accumulated. Based on this year’s numbers, Mississippi’s population is currently at 2,961,279 which is down 6,018 persons from 2010.

There will be a total of nine hearings across the state. While many members of the committee were present at the meeting, a quorum is not required for the hearings to take place.

The next hearing is scheduled for August 9th in Senatobia at the Northwest Community College Haraway Center. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m.

You can find the rest of the meeting times and locations HERE.

The committee consists of Senators Hob Bryan, Dennis DeBar, Josh Harkins, Briggs Hopson, David Parker, Derrick T. Simmons, Jeff Tate, Angela Turner-Ford, and Brice Wiggins, and Representatives Charles Jim Beckett, Dan Eubanks, Edward Blackmon, Jr.; Bo Brown; Kevin Ford; Vince Mangold; John Read; Fred Shanks; Cheikh Taylor; and Jason White.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: