A political rally will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Volunteer Fire Department. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 473-1372. (October 19, 2011)
TEA Party Oxford will have its fall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lafayette County Chancery Court Building, 300 N. Lamar Blvd. All interested citizens as well as members of TEA Party Oxford are invited. Topics include plans for the upcoming state and local general elections as well as the 2012 federal elections. Local candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot have been invited to attend. Keynote speaker Lee Habeeb will discuss the challenges facing the nation and the goals of the TEA Party movement. Anyone wishing to serve on any subcommittees will be given information and plans at the conclusion of the meeting. For more information, call Ray Garrett at 281-0438, or Kay Cobb at 816-9316. (October 14, 2011)
The Lafayette County Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Oxford University Club. The speakers will be: Brad Mayo, candidate for Mississippi House seat No. 12; Todd Wade, candidate for state Senate No. 9; and Steve Simpson, candidate for state Attorney General. (September 6, 2011)
The executive committee of the Lafayette County Democratic Party will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar Boulevard just off the Square in Oxford. Feel free to attend and bring your friends and family. For more information, visit www.lafayettedems.org. (October 15, 2010)
TEA Party Oxford will host a Judicial Candidates Forum on Monday at the Oxford Convention Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to meet and talk informally with the nine candidates who are seeking election to the bench Nov. 2 in four separate races. The program will begin at 7.
The candidates will respond to a series of questions pertinent to the duties of the court in which they seek to serve. Moderator for the evening will be Judge James L Roberts Jr. from Pontotoc, who currently serves as a circuit court judge in the First Circuit Court District, and is a former chancery court judge and Mississippi Supreme Court justice. (October 6, 2010)
The only debate in the closely contested race between Rep. Travis Childers and state Senator Alan Nunnelee for the First Congressional District seat in Mississippi will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Overby Center Auditorium on the Ole Miss campus.
The event is free and open to the public. Because a large crowd is expected and seats in the Overby Center Auditorium are limited, plans have been made to simulcast the program for any overflow to another hall in the same building. (October 5, 2010)
The University of Mississippi is hosting a state Senate Elections Committee hearing on legislative redistricting Thursday.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. A series of public meetings across the state are designed to culminate in mid-March with the passage of a legislative redistricting plan. The Legislature is required to redraw boundaries of the districts of its 174 members before the next round of state elections in 2011.
The meeting is to be co-chaired by House Apportionment and Elections Chair Tommy Reynolds (D-Water Valley) and Senate Elections Chair Terry Burton (R-Newton). Audience members will be able to address committee members from the floor.
For more information about the hearings, visit http://www.poten.com/NewsDetails. (August 13, 2010)
The Lafayette County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The guest speaker will be Chancery Judge Ed Roberts, a candidate for 18th District Chancery Judge, Seat 2. (August 9, 2010)
The Lafayette County Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in courtroom No. 1 of the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar Boulevard. Guest speaker will be Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves. For more information, contact Republican Club President Mack Bowles at 662-816-2400 or Joe Nissen at 662-232-8937 or firstname.lastname@example.org). (July 14, 2010)
Lafayette County Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The guest speaker will be Dave Rozier, candidate for Circuit Judge, 3rd District, Place 3. (July 10, 2010)