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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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                House, Senate races heating up

                Several candidates filed just days before Wednesday’s deadline for state House of Representatives and Senate races. Lafayette County has four districts with elections coming up this year and one Senate race. See all who qualified in today’s EAGLE. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  House headed for a shake-up

                  When State Rep. Warner McBride announced Tuesday he was not seeking re-election this summer, he joined two other House incumbents who have been serving Lafayette County in choosing not to return to Jackson.

                  In other words, three of Lafayette County’s four lawmakers will be leaving the state House. As a result, Lafayette County’s political pull in Jackson could be weaker for a while. (April 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    State Rep. Akins to retire

                    Noal Akins announced his retirement after eight years in the District 12 House of Representatives. Ward 6 Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo (R) announced his intention to run. (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

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