The unofficial numbers are in and it appears that Sunflower Countians on the north end can expect some changes in their municipal governments.
As a result of Tuesday's general municipal elections, the Town of Drew now has its first elected female mayor. Melanie Townsend-Blackmon was elected to the position in arace that had her vying against Jennie Lewis.
The unofficial results show Townsend-Blackmon with 241 votes and Lewis with a total of 181 with all of the absentee ballots reportedly counted and only 20 affidavits outstanding.
For the Drew aldermen seats, all of those positions were locked down during the primary election except for Ward 3, which had Bre'anna Coleman competing against Oliver Washington. In Tuesday’s election, Washington garnered 76 votes to Coleman's 42 votes to nab the seat.
Although running unopposed, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Alexander reportedly received 43 votes, Ward 2 Alderman Jerome Shaw received 61, Ward 4 Alderman Kyree Smith received 63 votes and Alderman-at-Large Hazel Harris received 294 votes.
Also, there was a change-up in the Town of Ruleville. The unofficial tally shows incumbent Mayor Shirley Edwards losing to opponent Michael Clark by a total of 132 votes with a total of 263 and 395 respectively.
Clark ran as an independent candidate.
The results are not expected to change with only a reported 20 absentee ballots left to count and 20 affidavits remaining.
The town's aldermen seats were determined after the primary election.
Tommy Boykins holds the Ward 1 seat, Dorothy Jean Robinson has Ward 2, Marvin Hawkins sits in the Ward 3 seat, Willie Robinson is alderman in Ward 4 and incumbent Billy Marlow is still the Alderman-at-Large.
More unofficial totals coming in from the Town of Moorhead show incumbent Mayor George Holland to be the winner at 198 over challenger Kenneth Carpenter with 86. In the Ward 1 position, Annette Washington bested Darrell Wright 80 to 50. The remaining seats were unopposed.
There was not very much change in the Town of Inverness. Only the Alderman-at-Large seat was challenged and Thomas Calvin Lane now holds that seat with a more than 100 vote lead over challenger Kilpatrick Sibley who only brought in 78 votes.
Mayor David Smith ran unopposed.
All numbers are unofficial pending certification by the election commissioners.