Former Yazoo City mayor McArthur Straughter announced he will be running to regain his previous post in the upcoming city elections.
Straughter confirmed his upcoming candidacy to The Yazoo Herald Monday morning. He is the first to announce his intentions to The Herald.
The 2018 election cycle dates were also announced during Monday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.
The qualifying deadline for city posts is Dec. 8 with a primary election following on Feb. 6, 2018.
If necessary, a primary runoff election will be held Feb. 27, 2018.
The general election will be held on April 2, 2018.