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Sunday Focus – School board candidates

Voters will elect one new member to the Oxford School Board and the Lafayette County School Board. Meet the candidates running for these two positions. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Judicial candidates answer questions

    In today’s Sunday Focus, candidates for the Chancery and Circuit Court races say why they feel they are the best choice to sit on the bench. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Voting day nears

      This November, local voters will be casting votes in three judicial races, local school board elections and for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In June, the runoff election was closely scrutinized by former Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. (September 28, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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        Non-partisan voting works for judges, how about everyone?

        We will be electing judges on a non-partisan ballot in November. Perhaps this is something we need to start using when we elect government officials at all levels. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Voting day nears

          The mid-term elections will be here in little over a month, but you still have time to register to vote if you haven’t. This week’s Sunday Focus feature takes a look at the local elections and come recent complaints made about the process. (September 28, 2014, Page http://oxfordeagle.ms.newsmemory.com/?selDate=20140928&goTo=a1)

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            Proof that every vote counts

            Want proof that every vote can matter? Just look at the special election held in the nearby city of Pontotoc about approving liquor sales. The next time you think about skipping an election, think about what the outcome means to you and how much your one vote could actually matter. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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              McDaniel supporter says cost to view rolls unfair

              The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office issued a press release Monday addressing recent questions, blogs and social media posts accusing several Mississippi counties, including Lafayette County, of denying supporters of Sen. Chris McDaniel access to voter rolls from last week’s Republican runoff. (July 1, 2014, Page 3)

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                Election day observations

                Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Former Oxford Mayor Richard Howorth writes to lend his support in today’s Republican primary runoff to Thad Cochran, whose election he thinks will best serve Oxford and Mississippi. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

                    News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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