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Mississippi House of Representatives

Noah’s Law still has a chance

Local representatives are trying to keep a bill that would require people buying caffeine pills prove they are over 18 years old alive.

 (March 11, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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    State Reps’ funding move very disturbing

    Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Noah’s Law passes in state house

      A bill to restrict the sale of caffeine pills from minors has passed the House of Representatives. The bill is named “Noah’s Law,” after 17-year-old Noah Smith who died late last year after taking caffeine pills. (February 5, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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        Residents share views with Gunn

        About 75 people came to Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn’s “Mississippi Solutions-An Ideas Tour” Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center where Medicaid, autism and education topped the list for concerns of the audience. (October 9, 2013, Page 1)

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          Lafayette House Districts to change

          In the next election in 2015, the redistricting will cause some changes to House, Senate and local elections. (August 13, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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            Aldermen hopefuls can begin to qualify

            Those Oxford residents living in Ward 6 who feel they have what it takes to represent their neighbors on the Board of Aldermen, can begin qualifying for the election on Feb. 14 to replace former alderman Brad Mayo who resigned after winning the November election to become Oxford’s representative in the House of Representatives. (January 4, 2012, Page 1)

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              State lawmakers: Jobs top priority

              As they head down to Jackson next week, Lafayette County representatives expect to deal with issues concerning the budget, the state retirement system and redistricting. (December 28, 2011, Page 8)

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                Going from blue to red

                Representation of Lafayette County in the House and Senate has gone from a Democratic to a Republican majority. Read the thoughts of politicians, party representatives and a  political science expert as to what, if any, effect this will have on Oxford. (November 17, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Raney takes Democratic ticket

                  Hollaman ‘Holly” Raney won the Democratic ticket in Tuesday’s primary in the House of Representative District 12 race. He will face Brad Mayo in the general election in November. In the District 10 race, Democrat Greg Hodges will go against Republican Nolan Mettetal. In the District 13 race, Democrats Don Randolph and Billy Gray will face each other at the runoff election. (August 3, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Two Democrats qualify for House race

                    Business owner Ron Shapiro and local attorney Hollaman “Holly” Raney have qualified to run as democrats against Republican candidate Brad Mayo in the race for House Representative.

                     (June 14, 2011, Page 1)

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