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RSVP to provide rides for voter ID

RSVP is working with MDOT and the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office to provide free rides to anyone of voting age who needs to get to the Lafayette County Clerk’s Office to get a voter photo ID card. (January 9, 2014, Page 1)

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    PSC, water boards at odds

    Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

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      Future shelter names board

      The Board of Directors has been choosen for the Patricia Edward-Aschoff Center for Victims of Domestic Abuse. The group is still working on getting its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status but has been listed as a legal corporation under Mississippi state law. (November 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Campaign finance laws challenged

        Five Lafayette County residents have filed a First Amendment lawsuit Thursday against state officials challenging campaign finance laws. (October 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Angel Ranch closes

          As of Aug. 13, Angel Ranch temporary shelter for abused and neglected children was no longer listed as a nonprofit organization with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Due to funding problems, the shelter has struggled for about a year to remain open. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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            Domestic Violence Project closed

            Officials representing the Oxford Domestic Violence Project agreed to shut down operations for good in a signed consent form filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on July 7. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

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              Domestic violence director responds to complaints

              Talaunja Eskridge, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Project, said she is working to ensure Oxford’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence remains open after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order Monday against the shelter for continuing to solicit donations. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

                The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  **UPDATE* Governor says election still on

                  Governor Haley Barbour has ordered the January 11, 2011 Special Election to proceed as scheduled.

                  “With inclement weather conditions lingering for voters in the northern parts of the State, we understand circumstances are not ideal for casting a ballot,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “We want to encourage voters to exercise caution to ensure safety when heading to the polls.”

                  (more…) (January 10, 2011)

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                    County election qualifying begins Tuesday

                    Candidates wishing to run for a county office can begin registering on Monday. The deadline to register for county races is March 1, according to deputy circuit court clerk Baretta Mosely. The qualifying deadline for state races is June 1.

                    Races on this year’s ballot in the county are for sheriff, chancery clerk, circuit clerk, tax assessor/collector, coroner, constables, supervisors, Justice court judges, election commissioners and school board members. (January 3, 2011, Page 1)

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