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Elections

Local voters will cast their ballots for county, district and statewide officials in 2011. The general election is set for Nov. 8. To get ready, check out the resources below:

For more information on county offices and elections, visit the Lafayette County home page or the Mississippi Secretary of State's online Voter Information Guide.

Candidates run for retired justice’s seat on MS Supreme Court

Josiah Coleman, 39, will go face-to-face at the polls Tuesday with Richard “Flip” Phillips, 65, to fight for the right to wear a black robe as a justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court. (November 2, 2012, Page 10A)

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    Gore challenges Wicker for U.S. Senate seat

    Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo faces Democratic challenger Albert N. Gore Jr. of Starkville on Tuesday. Read about the two candidates in today’s EAGLE. (November 2, 2012, Page 10A)

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      Lafayette County backs Romney

      While former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Mississippi Republican primary Tuesday, Lafayette County voters backed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, giving him 36.9 percent of the votes. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

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        Senate primary candidates

        Three Republican and three democrats are on the ballot for U.S. Senate race including incumbent Sen. Roger Wicker. Read a little about each candidate in today’s EAGLE. (March 12, 2012, Page 10A)

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          Democrats to select executive committee members Saturday

          Lafayette County Democrats get a chance to vie for their spot on the Mississippi Democratic Part Executive Committee Saturday and become involved in this year’s presidential election. (February 16, 2012, Page 2)

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            Two in Ward 6 runoff


            Katie Morrison and Jason Bailey will face off once again on Feb. 28 in the race for Ward 6 alderman. Morrison and Bailey both earned about 49 percent of the votes however, before a winner could have been declared, one of them had to win by more than 50 percent. A third candidate, Liz Barrett had 11 votes (February 15, 2012, Page 1)

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              Three set for Ward 6 election

              Ward 6 residents will be electing one of three candidates Tuesday to fill the Ward 6 seat on the Board of Aldermen. Read some of their stances on local issues in today’s EAGLEVoting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Activity Center. (February 10, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Incumbents win Yalobusha elections

                It was a big night for Yalobusha incumbents, as all previous seat-holders retained their positions. (November 9, 2011, Page 2)

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                  East to remain sheriff of Lafayette County

                  Sheriff F.D. “Buddy” East was re-elected for another term Tuesday night. East has been sheriff for almost 40 years. Also winning in last night’s election was Baretta Mosley, for Lafayette County Circuit Court Clerk and incumbant Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent. (November 9, 2011, Page 3)

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                    Mayo wins District 12 House of Representatives race

                    Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo said he will most likely resign his position from the city board after winning Tuesday’s election in the race for District 12 House of Representatives. See the results of all House races that include Lafayette County in the district. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)

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