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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.

Races to be decided Tuesday

Voters will decide Tuesday who will be Lafayette County’s new tax assessor/collector during the runoff election. There are a total of four local races on the ballot. Voters will also finish choosing the Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for state treasurer. (August 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Kennedy returns as county coroner

    Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy will serve for another four years after winning in Tuesday’s primary election. (August 3, 2011, Page 2)

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      Raney takes Democratic ticket

      Hollaman ‘Holly” Raney won the Democratic ticket in Tuesday’s primary in the House of Representative District 12 race. He will face Brad Mayo in the general election in November. In the District 10 race, Democrat Greg Hodges will go against Republican Nolan Mettetal. In the District 13 race, Democrats Don Randolph and Billy Gray will face each other at the runoff election. (August 3, 2011, Page 2)

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        Mosley wins Dem primary for circuit clerk

        Deputy Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley won last night’s Democratic primary in the race for circuit court clerk. She will go up against Gary “Chick” Drewrey, who won against E.J. Earmel Cotten, with 69.98 percent of the Republican vote. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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          Primary pulls voters to polls

          About 38 percent of registered voters came out to the polls Tuesday for the primary election. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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            2 incumbent supervisors defeated

            Two Lafayette County supervisors will lose their seats on the board at the end of this year after losing in Tuesday’s primary election, while a third incumbent will fight to retain his position during the Aug. 23rd runoff election. Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant was ousted by Chad D. McLarty while Supervisor Johnny Morgan lost to Jeff Busby. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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              Some races may be decided Tuesday

              Several county races may be decided Tuesday during the primary election. Circuit Court Clerk Mary Alice Busby said her office has been busy leading up to the primary and hopes for at least a 40-percent voter turnout. (August 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Meet the Candidates

                Are you still undecided on a candidate for Tuesday’s primary election? Not sure about a candidate’s platform? Then take at our Meet the Candidates section for a profile on the candidates who have a primary opponent, and be better informed before Tuesday’s primary election. (July 29, 2011, Page 1C)

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                  Several miss last deadline before primary

                  With the primary election on Tuesday, candidates were required to file a second finance report for July with the deadline being Tuesday. However, several candidates missed the deadline. (July 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Election spending slows as primary inches closer

                    With three weeks to the Aug. 2 primary election, spending on campaign expenses seems to have slowed down for many candidates. (July 13, 2011, Page 1)

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