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Election update

Eight people waited until the last day to qualify for local elections in Lafayette County. As the clock ticked down to 5 p.m. Friday, several candidates waited at the Lafayette County Courthouse to see if anyone would come to qualify at the last minute. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Deadline to qualify for elections Friday

    By Alyssa Schnugg

    Staff Writer

     

    Several offices are still uncontested in Lafayette County as the qualifying deadline approaches.

    Those bouncing back and forth on whether to toss their hat into the election ring have until 5 p.m. Friday to make up their minds.

    (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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      Lawmakers face tough questions, votes

      Should lawmakers vote as their constituents feel? Or should they vote their conscience or perhaps according to the party line? Or maybe, the main consideration is getting re-elected or elected to a higher office. We would like to see our representatives, at all levels, just do their job — which is to represent their constituents as they said they’d do when we elected them. (February 16, 2015, Page 4)

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        Hughes tosses hat into House race

        Aldermen Jay Hughes signs up for House of Representative race and several qualified recently for the District 1 and 3 Lafayette County Board of Supervisor elections. (January 28, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Let the races begin

          Those considering a run in a variety of elections in 2015 have until Feb. 27 to qualify to be in those races, but some local officials have already made up their minds. As a result, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether the longest-serving locally elected county official will be returned to office one more time, and voters will probably be selecting at least one new member to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (January 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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            Runoff election results

            Scott Shipman won a seat on the Oxford School Board and attorney Kelly Luther will be the new Third District Circuit Court judge after Tuesday’s runoff election.

             (November 26, 2014, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Voters return to polls

              A school board race and a circuit court judicial race will be the only races on Tuesday’s runoff election ballot. (November 24, 2014, Page 1)

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                This week in Oxford history

                With this being an election week, we take a look back at the results from previous elections. Back in 1936, Lafayette County was a Blue Community that enthusiastically supported Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. By 2000, the community had turned Red by giving its support to George Bush. (November 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Two local runoff races set for Nov. 25

                  There will be a runoff election for two of the races from last night where a majority wasn’t secured including in the Circuit Court and for the Oxford School District. Read about all the election results for Lafayette County in today’s EAGLE.

                   (November 5, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Voters to head to polls

                    Lafayette County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in state, judicial and school board races. (November 3, 2014, Page 1, 11)

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