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Barfield knocks off George in race for Warren County Board of Supervisors District 5

It came down to the final precinct reporting to make it official, but in the end, Kelle Barfield pulled out a convincing victory Tuesday evening, knocking off incumbent District 5 supervisor Richard George and fellow challenger Carl Campbell.

The unofficial totals gave Barfield a 748-vote victory over George, earning 57 percent of the vote in the district race.

“I am excited and I can’t wait to get to work,” Barfield said. “This is an incredible country that we live in and it is an incredible county we live in and I am so grateful that so many of them see the future in Warren County that I see and I feel in my heart.”

In a brief comment after the results were announced, George said, “I’m done.”

Barfield said her election and the significant turnover on the Warren County Board of Supervisors is a sign of hope for the county. Barfield, Shawn Jackson and Ed Herring all won Supervisor seats for the first time on Tuesday. The District 4 race between Jeff Holland and Marty Crevitt was still too close to call, but both candidates were also running for a first term.

“Truly as I spoke with people this is a vote for hope in Warren County,” Barfield said. “As much as I appreciate and I am humbled by a victory, it is a vote for our future, and I do believe that. People want to see exciting things, they want to see progress, they want to see new ideas, and so they were very supportive of electing somebody who had not been in public service before.”

Barfield earned 1,853 votes compared to George’s 1,105 votes. Campbell earned 305 votes. The totals were unofficial and do not include absentee votes.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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