Six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran beat challenger Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race earning 50.9 percent of the votes.
In Lafayette County, voters continued to back Cochran giving him about 67 percent of the votes. (June 24, 2014, Page 1, 14)
News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at our thriving community – one of the fastest growing in the state – and writes about the blessing and curses of growth and who’s in charge of the change that’s inevitable. (June 6, 2013, Page 4)
Last campaign reports before election were filed Tuesday by mayoral and aldermen candidates. (May 29, 2013, Page 1, 2)
Three people will vying for the mayor race this June and three aldermen won’t have a race at all. See the complete list of who qualified by the 5 p.m. deadline Friday in today’s EAGLE. (March 11, 2013, Page 1A)
Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the national scene just over a week after Election 2012 and already sees both sides of the aisle saying this and promising that, and he wonders if there will be hands reaching across the aisles for the good of the country rather than the good of the parties. (November 16, 2012, Page 4A)
The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)
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)
The two leading Democratic candidates for Mississippi Governor debated education, budget and social issues at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi on Wednesday. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton said, after 36 years, it’s time for new blood in the tax assessors’ office.
Thornton, who has served Lafayette County as its tax assessor and collector since 2000, will not be seeking reelection in this year’s county elections.
See a listing of all those who have filed qualifying papers for the 2011 county elections in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)