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Monday, March 2, 2015

local elections

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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    Lots of local citizens ‘stepping up to the plate’

    Nearly two dozen have qualified to run for local and area positions this year through the first third of January, an increase over local elections four years ago. It’s good to see the involvement, and we thank those willing to run for public office. (January 11, 2015, Page 4A)

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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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