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Election cycle revealed more about voters than pols

Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the just-completed election cycle and how it showed more about voters than politicians, noting their drive to vote, to not being swayed by big-money influence and to paying attention to issues. (November 8, 2012, Page 4)

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    Local voters support GOP

    Lafayette County fell in line with most of Mississippi choosing Republican candidates for most offices on Tuesday. (November 7, 2012, Page 1)

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      Local polling stations busy

      As elections are underway today, Lafayette County and Oxford polling stations were busy but manageable. (November 6, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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        Record voter turnout expected

        Based on absentee voters in Lafayette County, polls on Tuesday are expected to be busy in Oxford. Elsewhere in the state numbers are slightly down, secretary of state office said. (November 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Your vote matters – so cast it tomorrow

          There are those who suggest Mississippi’s votes don’t matter a whole lot. To that, Editor Don Whitten has a one-word answer: Hogwash! Reasons abound, Whitten writes, why you should exercise your right to vote Tuesday. (November 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Gore challenges Wicker for U.S. Senate seat

            Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo faces Democratic challenger Albert N. Gore Jr. of Starkville on Tuesday. Read about the two candidates in today’s EAGLE. (November 2, 2012, Page 10A)

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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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                Candidates must stand for something

                Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jo Von Reed writes to thank participants and attendees of the Mr. GQ contest for their assistance to The Pantry, while Jan Hillegas offers readers information about the Green Party’s candidates for president and vice president. (October 24, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Mississippians and the voting booth

                    Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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