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2013 city elections get a bit more interesting

For the longest time, it appeared nearly all of the incumbent aldermen and the mayor in Oxford would be running unopposed this year. Not any more as a flurry of final-week qualifications make for several races this spring and summer. Editor Don Whitten writes about how we all benefit from those who are willing to throw their hat in the ring. (March 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Lots of work these days for ‘fact checkers’

    They were once known as research assistants and were pretty much limited to the publishing business. Now, Editor Don Whitten writes, they’re called “fact checkers” and they touch all parts of our lives, especially in an election year. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Wouldn’t It Be Great?

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

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        Advice to those elected

        Local columnist T.J. Ray congratulates all of the candidates who won in Tuesday’s general election and then passes along several bits of advice as they get set to take office or continue in the one they already held. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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          All running for office deserve our thanks

          Perhaps you have your Election Day schedule all planned out. Before, or after, voting, there’s one more thing that Editor Don Whitten says you should think about doing – thank all of the candidates for running and making the election process work. (August 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Having to pick a line upsets some of us

            The closer it gets to voting on Aug. 2, the madder some folks get about the limitations of Mississippi’s primary voting rules. Editor Don Whitten is among those voters, and he points out that he’d like to vote for people on both the Democratic and Republican tickets but is going to have to decide which one to pick. (July 25, 2011, Page 4)

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              Candidates, if you’re not sincere, voters will say ‘no’

              When strange men start knocking on her door, local columnist Deidra Jackson knows it must be election time. Jackson takes a look at the door-to-door campaigning and offers a few tips to those who are out to sway those who’ll be voting in upcoming elections. (July 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                Neither major party really gets it

                Local columnist T.J. Ray received a form letter the other day asking for contributions and support for one of our major political parties. That sparked Ray to ponder both major parties and how neither one completely fills most folks wish lists. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Nancy J. Smith writes to complain about annoying phone calls from candidates at election time as well as seeing campaign signs left up after the election, while Mark Camarigg writes to thank the local residents and businesses who helped make the 8th annual Blues Symposium a big success. (March 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    More candidates file for county elections

                    Candidates continue to file qualifying papers for local elections. See an up-to-date listing in today’s EAGLE. (January 17, 2011, Page 1)

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