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Big money spent in race

Last campaign reports before election were filed Tuesday by mayoral and aldermen candidates. (May 29, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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    Initiatives may attract more voters

    Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Let’s break some voting records tomorrow

      Will the local voting turnout Tuesday be like it was four years ago in the General Election – a disappointing 41 percent? Or will it be more like eight years ago when some 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots? Editor Don Whitten urges everyone to do their part by voting tomorrow. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Election coverage

        Lafayette County voters will decide several county races on Tuesday from sheriff to supervisors in four districts. In today’s EAGLE, read about the candidates and their views on certain topics and why they feel they make the best candidate. (November 4, 2011, Page 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A)

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          In local elections, every single vote does count

          Think your vote doesn’t matter? Not so, says Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg as she points out the close local races decided by less than 50 votes and one in Yalobusha County decided by eight votes. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)

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            The future of America depends on my generation

            Oxford High School senior Hattie Fisher answers the question as to whether the younger generation has a roll in America’s future. (March 4, 2011, Page 1B)

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              Local politics starting to get interesting

              Did you realize it’s only 187 days until the first primary elections are held? And just over 10 months before the general election? Editor Don Whitten writes that a date to pay a bit more attention to right now is March 1, the filing deadline for those running for local offices this year, and he notes that lots of hats have already been thrown into the ring. (January 26, 2011, Page 4)

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