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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Delbert Hosemann

Hearings offer chance to hear more on Measure 42

We applaud the decision by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to schedule not five, but eight, public hearings across the state for citizens to learn more about Initiative Measure 42 and Alternative Measure 42A dealing with funding for public education in Mississippi, and we encourage everyone to try to make one of the meetings so you are aware of all the issues before you vote in November. (May 20, 2015, Page 4A)

Charity report a guide for givers

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office puts out a report each year before the holidays that shows local charities’ breakdown of how they spend their money; however, some local nonprofits are finding the list isn’t always up to date. (December 4, 2014, Page 1A, 8A)

Education funding hinges on ballot box

Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

Nonprofits submit funding details

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office released its 2013 Report on Charitable Organizations recently, showing how local charities spend their donations. (December 10, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to say that there are lots of questions still unanswered when it comes to implementing and paying for the Voter ID law recently passed in Mississippi. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)

PSC, water boards at odds

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

Report reveals where money goes

The Secretary of State’s Office recently released its annual Charity Report which shows how much of a charity’s revenue goes toward the stated purpose and how much goes to administrative and fundraising costs. (December 14, 2011, Page 1)

Initiatives may attract more voters

Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

Few voters at polls

Voters were trickling into Lafayette County’s 18 voting precincts this morning to cast their ballot for the candidate they think should fill the North Mississippi transportation commissioner seat that became vacant by the Nov. 1 death of Commissioner Bill Minor.

Turnout was expected to be low today due to possible icy road conditions left over from Sunday’s winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow in Lafayette County. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)

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