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Tuesday voting very important

We urge all registered voters — whether you voted three weeks ago or not — to go to your polling site and cast your ballot on Tuesday. The two positions being settled locally Tuesday are very important in our community and area. (November 24, 2014, Page 4)

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    Voting: Your privilege and your responsibility

    Tuesday we will elect national representatives, area judges and local school board members. Voting to fill those positions is a privileged earned and protected for you by countless men and women who have come before. We urge all to take advantage of the privilege and exercise your right to vote tomorrow. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Gerald Walton writes to express disagreement with the idea that there is a “moral obligation” or “duty” to vote for a particular candidate or party. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Election day observations

        Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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          Get out and vote

          With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

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            Low primary turnout embarrassing

            Editor Don Whitten writes about the low turnout at last week’s primary election for city government, noting that it only took a 100 votes or so to re-elect two aldermen. It’s not about who wins, but rather the turnout in a community that steadily growing. (May 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Your vote matters – so cast it tomorrow

              There are those who suggest Mississippi’s votes don’t matter a whole lot. To that, Editor Don Whitten has a one-word answer: Hogwash! Reasons abound, Whitten writes, why you should exercise your right to vote Tuesday. (November 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Mississippians and the voting booth

                Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Must-see TV series begins tonight

                  The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Juanita Boutin writes to say that the 35 percent turnout for the special alderman election wasn’t impressive and to urge voters to cast ballots if for no other reason than to honor those who died to give us that right, while Telisha Dionne Bailey writes to ask for help with her doctoral dissertation about women and the Parchman prison. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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