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ELECTION GUIDE JULY 17, 2011

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Elect Kevin Russell Hurt

Lee Co. Supervisor 1st District • Lifelong Resident of Lee County • Married to Dana White • Graduate of Saltillo High School • Lifelong Member of Hebron United Methodist Church • Cancer Survivor & Advocate • 2005-2009 Chairman of Lee County Relay for Life • Spoke before Congress about Cancer Screening, Treatment, & Survivorship Act of 2007 • 14 Years Serving North Mississippi in the Media • Production Manager for KZ 103, Wizard 106, 92 Jamz & 99.3 WBVV • Currently Working as an Elderly Assistant at Baldwyn Nursing Facility

The FCC will not allow me to work in the media and run for office at the same time. On March 1st when I qualified I gave up my job, my income, and my company paid insurance because I'm committed to making Lee County a Better Place!

For years I’ve made my living with my VOICE, on November 8th let my VOICE speak for you! Paid Political Advertisment. Paid for by Kevin Russell Hurt.

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How to use the Lee County Election Guide Today’s guide to the 2011 party primaries covers the candidates in races that will appear on the Aug. 2 ballots in Lee County. Some races will be the same on all ballots, but voters throughout the county will see different candidates for supervisor, justice court judge, constable and the Legislature, based on the district in which they live.

INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION

• Maps of districts for legislators, supervisors, justice courts and constables. They appear on PAGES 3-6. • A list of all candidates who will appear on the Republican ballots, whether they have opposition or not. They appear on PAGE 7. • A list of all candidates who will appear on the Democrat ballots, whether they have opposition or not. They appear on PAGE 7. • A list of polling places in Lee County. PAGES 12-13.

SEE LISTINGS ONLINE AT NEMS360.COM. We suggest you use this guide as a starting point, and look to the Daily Journal and www.NEMS360.com over the next few weeks for more coverage of these party primary races. Daily Journal

When, where, how to cast your ballot in Mississippi WHEN

This year’s state elections, as always, are a three-tiered process: 1. Republican and Democratic primaries are Aug. 2. 2. Party primary runoffs where necessary are Aug. 23. 3. The general election, which pits Republican and Democratic primary winners against each other and any third-party or independent candidates, is Nov. 8.

WHERE

Lee County polling places are listed on PAGES 12-13 of this section. If you will not be able to vote on election day, absentee balloting instructions are on PAGE 11.

HOW

Mississippi does not have voter registration by party. Any registered voter can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries, but you must choose one and cannot vote in both. If you vote in one party primary on Aug. 2, you are not allowed to switch to the other party primary runoff on Aug. 23. However, you may vote for any candidates in the general election on Nov. 8, regardless of which primary you voted in or if you did not vote in a primary at all. If you haven’t already registered to vote, it’s too late to qualify to vote in the August primaries. July 2 was the deadline. However, there is still time to register to vote for the general election in November.

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LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICTS

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RE-ELECT

Joe McKinney Supervisor 5th Dist. Lee County

ROADS:

PALMETTO

OLD UNION

PLEASANT GROVE

In the last election my statement was “slow, methodical growth” and “positive, less costly growth.” Today I can say the 5th district has seen just this kind of growth, as is evident in several road widening projects such as County Roads 598, 1113, 1201, 1439, 1130 and the intersection of 814 and 1467 near Richmond. I asked you, the people in these areas, for easements to let me work on these projects; and because of your participation, these projects help to provide us all with safer roads and roads easier to maintain. Lee County already owned the equipment needed to make these improvements and the payroll for the workers can be considered “static cost” because it is ongoing year round. We have been able to do a considerable amount of work on these clearing/widening projects in the “off season” or winter time when the asphalt plants are closed and bush hogging is not needed, utilizing a workforce that is typically dormant in the winter months. My intention is to continue to improve the roads of the 5th district in this cost effective manner. I ask you the voters of the 5th district to re-elect me on August 2nd and let’s continue these cost efficient road improvement projects.

COST:

We are now operating on less money in the 5th district on our road maintenance than when I first took office, and at a time when the buying power of our dollar is less than it has been. This is an unequaled savings in spending in our whole county and the quality of our 5th district road maintenance is at least comparable to any district in Lee County. This idea of conservative “cost effective” spending is reflected by my past voting record on every issue our board has rendered, proving my determination to “not raise our taxes!” I assure you more positive changes are in store for the 5th district. I am thankful to you, the voters of the 5th district, for electing me as your supervisor, and ask you to re-elect me for another term on August 2nd.

VOTE ON THE DEMOCRATIC BALLOT AUGUST 2ND Political Advertisement. Paid for by Joe McKinney

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FRIENDSHIP

UNITY

Re-Elect Joyce Roberts

LOFTIN Circuit Clerk - Lee County • 16th year as your Circuit Clerk years experience as Lee County • 7.5 Deputy Circuit Clerk • Member of MS Association of Circuit Clerks Associate Member of MS Election • Commissioners Association Circuit Clerk’s yearly training by • Completed Mississippi Judicial College

• Qualified, Friendly & Efficient Staff

Keep Experience Working for Lee County Thank you for letting me serve you. Your vote will be greatly appreciated. Political Advertisement - Paid for by Joyce Loftin

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STATE SENATE DISTRICTS

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ELECT

BILLY JOE

HOLLAND Supervisor Fifth District Lee County Honest, Dependable, Fair & Trustworthy PALMETTO

“I want to be your next Supervisor” I was born September 30, 1951 to J.C. & Judge Sadie Holland, 1st of 6 boys: Don (deceased), Steve, Perry, Johnny and Jimmy. At the age of 10 my family moved to the Plantersville area from the Palmetto community where I still reside with my wife Gwen. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

OLD UNION

Since the age of 12 I have been an active member at The First Baptist Church in Plantersville. I am a member of the church council, Sunday school teacher, president of the Brotherhood. I have also served as Training Union Director and RA teacher. I attended Shannon Elementary, Plantersville Jr. High and graduated from Nettleton High. I was an active member of the FFA and won numerous medals showing cattle.

PLEASANT GROVE

After High School I worked the family farm and was named Southern Star Farmer of the year from the Southern Region and 1st alternate in the National Division. For the past 11 years I have worked as Assistant Road Manager of Lee County. Through this position I have gained the knowledge of county government by working close with the Supervisor. I truly care about Lee County and I will strive to make it a better place to live. I have served this community in a variety of ways: this broad range of experience in the public and private sector has prepared me to understand how my decision as Supervisor will affect you both in the present and the future. I want to make Lee County a better place to live today, with a vision for tomorrow, by promoting community life, economic development and public safety. If you will elect me to be your Supervisor of the Fifth District I pledge to: 1. 2.

Re Elect

Darrell RANKIN SUPERVISOR 3rd District

PROVEN Experience, Knowledge, Integrity

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Attract industry that will provide new, higher paying jobs. Support our local schools, community colleges and local libraries to give our children the best education possible. Spend your tax dollars wisely. Support and maintain law enforcement that is tough on crime. Support our fire departments to provide the best fire protection for our citizens. Support our senior citizens and their programs. Support veterans and the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Maintain well-paved roads and safe bridges. Strive to bring internet to all Board meetings, after all the Board of Supervisors work for the good people of Lee County and they should be informed of how their tax dollars are spent.

• Graduate of Tupelo High School, Itawamba Jr. College (A.A.) and Memphis State University (BBA, Accounting) • Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps: rose through the ranks from Private • Conservative Christian Values Paid for by Darrell Rankin

Political Advertisement. Paid for by Billy Joe Holland.

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Candidate indexes/ contested races Unless otherwise noted, winners of these contested primaries have no opposition in the Nov. 8 general elections. For a full list of all Aug. 2 primary races contested and uncontested - SEE PAGE 7.

LEE COUNTY Super visor, District 2 Bobby G. Smith, R Paul Turner, R Super visor, District 5 Ken Dye, R Billy Joe Holland, R Joe McKinney, R Justice Court Judge District 1 Chris Bauer, R Pat Carr, R Grady Guntharp, R Constable, District 3 Reginald Adams, D Phil Gann, D

PAT CARR PAID ADVERTISEMENT

Re-Elect

Justice Court Judge • First District • Lee County The 2011 election campaign season has begun and I can’t begin to tell you how much pride I feel for the accomplishments that have been made on behalf of Lee County. The support of each and everyone of you have fueled my ambition to take a “Firm, Honest” stand against crime. Crime is not just against one person, it is against you, it is against your child, and it is against your family. Making an impact is part of my stand against violators. I believe in taking strong actions in the beginning to reduce violations in the future by the same offenders. I have served as YOUR Justice Court Judge for the Northern District of Lee County for 19 years. I really feel it is important for you, the voter, to know exactly what the position entails to make an educated decision on who would be best suited for the job. The position is not to be taken lightly as it sometimes requires split decisions to be made at awkward times. Justice Court Judges are on call literally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Yes, they receive all hour phone calls and in person visits from taxpayers and law enforcement. I couldn’t possibly list all violations handled by the position, but I can give you a small example. Murder, rape, theft, and drug offenses … these are strong charges in which the Justice Court Judge must make a “Firm, Honest” judgment. The old belief that a Justice Court Judge is just someone who “marries people” and you pay your traffic fines is extremely underestimating the position. The person in this position also acts as a Municipal Judge for the towns in their district. They handle initial appearances, to set bonds, and preliminary hearings for felony cases. They are also, at times, appointed by Circuit Court Judges to hear cases in surrounding counties. Continuing education is a must to keep up with constant changes in Mississippi law and to serve the county under proper intentions. I have 360 Judicial College hours.

Setting aside personal feelings is one of the greatest difficulties for someone who works for the judicial system, but it must be done. Some people do become offended from decisions that are made, but I do hope that when all is said and done, they understand that the greatest care was taken in making the decision and making the right decision under the law. I feel that I have achieved so much, but I have set myself, and Lee County, more and higher goals and would greatly appreciate your vote to re-elect me… to give Lee County the best chance to succeed, thrive, and reach it’s fullest potential. I can deliver… I have delivered… and I believe solely in “Firm, Honest Justice”. Thank you for your support and the chance to better your family’s life over the past 19 years. Thank you in advance for your vote.

Pat Carr Justice Court Judge Northern Lee County District

PAID FOR BY PAT CARR

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Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert District Attorney District 1 Trent Kelly Chancery Clerk Bill Benson Circuit Clerk Carolyn Mauldin County Attorney Kirk Tharp Sheriff Jim Johnson Marty Rock Superintendent of Education Robert Smith Jimmy Weeks Tax Collector Danny T. Mitchell Surveyor Carl Scherff • These Republican candidates will appear on Lee County ballots based on the voter’s district: Senate District 6 Nancy Adams Collins Senate District 7 Edward “Ed” Mattox Senate District 8 Patsy Gregory Victor Horn House District 16 Ben G. “Buddy” Coggin III

House District 17 Brian Aldridge Michael Stafford House District 18 Jerry R. Turner House District 19 Randy P. Boyd Alan Sheffield Supervisor, District 1 Tommy Dale Holcomb Paula “Virginia” Mitchell Phil Morgan Supervisor, District 2 Bobby G. Smith Paul Turner Supervisor, District 3 Darrell Rankin Justice Court Judge District 1 Chris Bauer Pat Carr Grady Guntharp Justice Court Judge District 2 John Hoyt Sheffield Justice Court Judge District 3 William Wayne Housley Jr. Constable, District 1 Scotty Clark Jerry Duffie Joe Huckaby Constable, District 2 Michael Paul Anglin David Hunt Harvey Mitchell Ted Wood

DEMOCRATS

ON THE BALLOT

REPUBLICANS

• If you’re voting Republican, these candidates for state and countywide offices will be on all ballots in Lee County: Governor James Broadwater Phil Bryant Dave Dennis Hudson Holliday Ron Williams Lt. Gov. Billy Hewes Tate Reeves Secretary of State Ricky Dombrowski Delbert Hosemann Attorney General Steve Simpson State Auditor Stacey E. Pickering State Treasurer Lynn Fitch Lucien Smith Lee Yancey Commissioner of Agriculture/Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith Max Phillips Dannie Reed Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney Northern District Public Service Commissioner Boyce Adams Marvin Cox

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• If you’re voting Democrat, these candidates for state and countywide offices will be on all ballots in Lee County: Governor William Bond Compton Johnny L. Dupree Bill Luckett Guy Dale Shaw Attorney General Jim Hood Treasurer Connie Moran Commissioner of Agriculture/ Commerce Joel Gill Commissioner of Insurance Louis Fondren Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley Northern District Transportation Commissioner Ray Minor

*HAS WITHDRAWN FROM RACE

District Attorney District 1 John R. Young Circuit Clerk Joyce Roberts Loftin Coroner Carolyn Gillentine Green County Attorney James D. Moore Sheriff Sammy Piraino Dovie Outlaw Williams Superintendent of Education John McGaugh* Mike Scott Tax Assessor Mark “Winky” Weathers Tax Collector Leroy E. Belk Jr. • These Democrat candidates will appear on Lee County ballots based on the voter’s district: Senate District 6 Stacy Dale Scott Senate District 7 Hob Bryan Senate District 8 Sherman Carouthers Marshall Coleman Russell Jolly House District 16 Steve Holland

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House District 19 Mark A. DuVall Jamie Franks Brad Underwood Supervisor, District 1 Kevin Russell “Scott” Hurt Supervisor, District 3 Larry T. McCord Supervisor, District 4 Tommie Lee Ivy Supervisor, District 5 Ken Dye Billy Joe Holland Joe McKinney Justice Court Judge District 2 Clint Gannon Clifton “Cliff” Hardy Justice Court Judge District 3 Sadie M. Holland Melinda Wells Justice Court Judge District 5 Rickey W. Thompson Constable, District 1 Mark Ratliff Greg Rodgers Constable, District 3 Reginald D. Adams Phil Gann Constable, District 4 Tom Henry “Punnie” Lyles

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• The son of Howard and Shirley Underwood

• A resident of District 19 for 39 years • 1991 graduate of Mantachie High School • Attended ICC in Industrial Maintenance and Industrial Electronics • Employed at Mueller Copper Tube for 16 years • Safety Coordinator for the employees since 2009 • Has completed the 10 hour, 30 hours and OSHA 511 class • Avid outdoors man • Honest, Dependable and Hardworking

Leadership You Can Count On! Paid for and approved by Brad Underwood

JULY 23 – Circuit clerks’ offices open until noon for absentee voting for Aug. 2 primary election. JULY 30 – Last day to vote absentee for Aug. 2 primary elections. Circuit clerks’ offices open until noon for absentee voting. AUG. 1 – Mailed absentee ballots must be received by circuit clerk no later than 5 p.m. for first primary. AUG. 2 – Party primaries. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. AUG. 13 – Circuit clerks’ offices open until noon for absentee voting for Aug. 23 primary runoffs. AUG. 20 – Last day to vote absentee for Aug. 23 primary runoffs. Circuit clerks’ offices open until noon for absentee voting. AUG. 22 – Mailed absentee ballots must be received by circuit clerk no later than 5 p.m. for primary runoffs. AUG. 23 – Party primary runoffs. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. SEPT. 9 – Last day for candidates in special elections to fill vacancies to qualify for Nov. 8 special election ballot. SEPT. 9 – Absentee ballot applications should be available in circuit clerks’ offices for Nov. 8 general election.

ELECT

JOE HUCKABY

My name is Joe Huckaby and I am seeking election to Constable of the 1st District. I am married to my wife of 15 years, Mary Huckaby. I have 4 children, Ian 15 years, Brian 11 years, Brianna age 8 and Jillian 8 months. I have enjoyed meeting so many people in this community these past few months and listening to their thoughts and concerns about our community. I look forward to meeting a lot more. I am highly qualified for the responsibility of Constable. I will work for the people of the community to serve and protect them. I am a very hardworking, honest, caring, man of integrity. I have strong Christian values and will treat everyone fairly and with respect. I have always been dedicated to whatever stage of life that the LORD has brought me through. I worked at Action for 10 years and Cooper Tire for 11 years. Needless to say, I know hard work. I am deeply routed in this area. My wife and I opened a child care 9 years ago in Saltillo serving families in the community. I take the safety of these families as well as all others very seriously. We are raising our 4 wonderful children in this area and pray that they grow up and raise their families in this area also. I would love the opportunity to serve you as Constable and humbly ask that you vote Republican, Joe Huckaby on August 2nd.

JOE HUCKABY Honest • Hard Working • Humble • Christian • Republican

Political advertisement. Paid for by Joe Huckaby.

SEPT. 24 – Earliest day to vote absentee in circuit clerks’ offices for Nov. 8 general election. OCT. 3-7 – Circuit clerks’ offices may remain open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voter registration in general election. OCT. 8 – Last day to register in the circuit clerks’ offices to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Circuit clerks’ offices must remain open until noon for voter registration. OCT. 9 – Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than this day to be accepted for general election. (Note: To avoid missing this deadline, on a Sunday, applicants should mail or deliver applications no later than Oct. 7.) OCT. 29 – Circuit clerks’ offices must remain open until noon for absentee voting for Nov. 8 general election. NOV. 5 – Last day to vote absentee in the circuit clerk’s office for the Nov. 8 general election. Circuit clerks’ offices must remain open until noon for absentee voting. NOV. 7 – Mailed absentee ballots must be received no later than 5 p.m. to be accepted for the Nov. 8 general election. NOV. 8 – General election. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LEE COUNTY CONSTABLE 1ST DISTRICT

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LEE COUNTY DISTRICT 2

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE

My whole life I have wanted to work in Public Service and serve the people of the Great State of Mississippi. Now, I have the opportunity to pursue this office. I will do my best to be Fair and Balanced. I will have the highest integrity and work every day to become a better judge if elected. Justice is Blind. It knows no race, no gender, no bias. Justice is equal to everyone, and I will make sure that is certain.

I can promise the people of LEE County this: No one will work harder, be more dedicated, and work every day to be the best judge this state has ever seen. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Born in LEE County Graduate of Mooreville High School Graduate of Itawamba Community College Student Government President at ICC Political Science Club President at ICC ICC Dean’s List Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member at ICC

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3-Time State Finalist in Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking 2-Time North District Champion in Impromptu Speaking BETA Club member at Mooreville High School Voice of Mooreville Athletics / Student Voice of ICC Sports Student Assistant to Public Relations and Marketing Student Assistant to Sports Information Director at ICC Mississippi House of Representatives Page

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Currently work for Gannon’s Painting, Inc. Worked for Circuit City Inc. and former #1 Salesman Worked for MLM Clothiers Former Sports Talk Show Host of the Miss98 Scoreboard Show Baptist 1 of 2 Children to Mike and Charlene Gannon 1 of 7 Grandchildren to Wayne and Vel Orsborn

GIVE GANNON THE GAVEL"

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Paid for by Clint Gannon

Thanks to all my supporters

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VOTER REGISTRATION

Please Help Re-Elect

Scotty Clark

1st District Constable Honest, Dependable, Law Enforcement Certified

“Thank you for allowing me to serve as your constable since Nov. 2010. I would be honored to continue to work as your constable for the next four years.”

Scotty Clark

Political Advertisement - Paid For By Scotty Clark

Every U.S. citizen who possesses the following qualifications is entitled to register to vote in Mississippi: • An inhabitant of Mississippi, except persons judicially declared mentally incompetent, at least 18 years old (or will be by the date of the next general election.) • A resident of the state, county and supervisor’s district for 30 days. • Never been convicted of any crime listed in Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution (murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement or bigamy). Once you are registered, you generally remain registered indefinitely, unless you move or no longer meet one of the qualifications to vote.

WHERE TO REGISTER

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REGISTERING BY MAIL

Any Mississippian qualified to register to vote may do so by mail. For an application, call your county circuit clerk or pick up one at the courthouse, public library or other participating government offices. Mail-in voter registration forms also are available from the Secretary of State’s office.

WHEN TO REGISTER

• If you register by mail:Your application must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the election in which you want to vote. • If you register in the clerk’s office, you must do so at least 30 days before the election in which you want to vote. In most cases, circuit and municipal clerks are required to register voters at any time during usual business hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

WHERE TO VOTE

After registering, you will be given • By mail or by visiting your county your precinct name and location of circuit clerk (usually in the county your polling place. Polls are open 7 a.m. courthouse) or municipal clerk (usually until 7 p.m. each election day. in City Hall). •When applying for or renewing your FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact your circuit driver’s license, or when applying for clerk, municipal clerk, election commissioner services at numerous state and federal or Secretary of State’s Office. The SOS website government agencies. is www.sos.ms.gov.

PAID FOR BY TRENT KELLY

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee voting is done ahead of election day. Some registered voters are eligible to vote absentee because of age, health or work demands, or their affiliation with the U.S. armed forces. For example, a voter who will be outside his/her county or residence on election day is entitled to vote by absentee ballot. Please check with your circuit clerk to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so. Absentee voting deadlines come early to help ensure that your ballot is counted. If you know you will vote absentee, contact your circuit clerk at least two weeks before the election.

PRIMARY ELECTIONS

Party candidates are nominated through primary elections. A voter may vote in any party’s primary and cast a ballot for that party’s nominees to the general election. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes in a primary, a runoff is held between the top two vote-getters. A voter who votes in the primary of one party may not “cross over” to vote in the

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runoff of another party. By law, primary elections are run by each political party’s county executive committee with oversight from the state party executive committees. Circuit clerks also provide support.

GENERAL ELECTIONS

Candidates are elected to office in general elections. The general election ballot contains the names of the party nominees, plus any independent or third party candidates who qualified. For most elective offices, the candidate who receives the highest number of votes is elected. Offices in which candidates do not run in party primaries (most judicial offices, county election commissioner and some others) require a runoff if no candidate receives a majority vote in the general election. You may vote for any candidate on the ballot – you are not limited to voting for the same party or any candidate you voted for in the earlier primary election. By law, general elections are run by county election commissioners with limited oversight from state Board of Election Commissioners. Circuit clerks also provide support.

SINCE TAKING OFFICE FROM 2001– 2009 • • • •

7,875 Direct Jobs in Lee County 150 New Businesses $488.8 Million New Payrolls Tuition-Free Program at ICC

1st DISTRICT ALONE • Over 250 miles Asphalt Roads • 16 New Bridges Allow me to continue to serve you.

For Honest, Proven Leadership

Phil Morgan

RE-ELECT Supervisor District 1 Political advertisement. Paid for by Phil Morgan.

Fighting for Mississippi values I have already fought to... ☛ Keep our state flag ☛ Lower rural fire insurance rates ☛ Create jobs in Northeast Mississippi ☛ Ban partial birth abortions ☛ Ban same sex marriages

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☛ To support our children’s future ☛ To raise senior citizen’s quality of life ☛ To protect citizen’s right to keep and bear arms

SENIORITY ■ LEADERSHIP ■ FAMILY VALUES ■ ACCESSIBILITY ■ RELIABILITY To support Jamie Franks Call 662-690-8947 • P.O. Box 182 • Mooreville, MS 38857

Paid for by Jamie Franks

I will continue to fight...

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KEN DYE LEE COUNTY

SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 5

Business Experience • President, Dye Construction, Inc. • 30 Years as Successful Business Manager.

PLUS... Construction Experience • Built Roads and Bridges in 20 Counties. • 39 Years Experience.

EQUALS: A WINNING COMBINATION! Paid for by Ken Dye.

RE-ELECT

BOBBY G.

SMITH SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2 LEE COUNTY

PRECINCT NUMBER P101 P102 P103 P104 P105 P106 P107 P108 P109 P110 P111 P112 P113 P114 P201 P202 P203 P204 P205 P206 P207 P208 P209 P301 P302 P308 P401

WHERE DO I VOTE? PRECINCT

PRATTS BALDWYN GUNTOWN FRIENDSHIP UNITY HEBRON FELLOWSHIP OAK HILL TUPELO 1 EGGVILLE GILVO-1 MOOREVILLE-1 AUBURN EAST HEIGHTS CORRONA BLAIR DAVIS BOX BIRMINGHAM RIDGE EUCLATUBBA SALTILLO BEECH SPRINGS FLOWERDALE TUPELO 2 BELDEN BISSELL TUPELO 3 PALMETTO

PRATTS VOL. FIRE DEPT BALDWYN CITY HALL GUNTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER FRIENDSHIP VOL. FIRE DEPT UNITY VOL. FIRE DEPT HEBRON PRECINCT BLD FELLOWSHIP VOL. FIRE DEPT OAK HILL PRECINCT BLD ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH EGGVILLE VOL. FIRE DEPT ALLEN’S CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH MOOREVILLE METHODIST CHURCH AUBURN CIVIC CENTER TUPELO CHILDREN’S MANSION CEDAR HILL VOL. FIRE DEPT CEDAR HILL VOL. FIRE DEPT DAVIS BOX PRECINCT BLD BIRMINGHAM RIDGE VOL. FIRE DEPT EUCLATUBBA BAPTIST CHURCH SALTILLO COMMUNITY CENTER BEECH SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH FORESTRY COMMISSION BLD WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH BELDEN VOL. FIRE DEPT BISSELL BAPTIST CHURCH LAWNDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PALMETTO-OLD UNION FIRE DEPT

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LOCATION 2171 Hwy 370, Baldwyn 202 S. Second St 1571 Main St 990 Rd 2578, Baldwyn 913 Rd 1303, Guntown 210 Rd 1451, Saltillo 611 Rd 885, Saltillo 2255 N. Veterans, Tupelo 1909 N. Gloster 860 Rd 1498 3119 Hwy 178 733 Hwy 371 166 Rd 1498 1801 E. Main St 149 Rd 541 149 Rd 541 245 Rd 1, Tupelo 947 Rd 1948 726 Euclatubba Rd 131 Park Ave 146 Rd 1702 1711 McCullough Blvd 2010 W. Main St 4677-A Endville Rd 4662 W. Main St 1500 Lawndale Dr 825 Rd 261

I am the son of Mary Kate Smith and the late Oscar V. Smith of Saltillo. I have been married to the former Diane Riley for 44 years. We are blessed with three children and seven grandchildren. I am a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church where I serve as a deacon, choir member, and teacher.

Twelve years ago, I asked you, the voters, to elect me to this position. Thank you for the strong vote of confidence. I promised you the following at that time: (1) I would be a strong advocate of our public school systems; (2) I would actively support law enforcement; (3) I would work hard for consistent economic development (more jobs); and (4) I would be accessible, dependable, honest, and a hard worker. I have kept all of these promises. For the past twelve years I have worked hard to gain your trust. Please allow me to continue to be your public servant.

LEADERSHIP YOU CAN DEPEND ON PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. PAID FOR BY BOBBY G. SMITH.

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PLEASANT GROVE OLD UNION TUPELO 4 NORTH TUPELO 3 SOUTH BREWER SHANNON RICHMOND PLANTERSVILLE TUPELO 5 PETERSBURG NETTLETON KEDRON GILVO-5 MOOREVILLE-5 VERONA

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Passed legislation that banned Red Light Camera Tickets Protected our 2nd Amendment Rights - NRA "A" Rated Reduced Taxes. Passed a Tax-Free Holiday, last weekend in July Has and will continue to support full funding of education MAE Endorsed Will continue to support better paying jobs & help bring economic development to North Mississippi Protects the unborn, senior citizens & veterans Supports our firefighters & helped fund a state burn unit Is not sold out to big special interest A Christian that grew up on a farm in Itawamba County Graduate of Mantachie High School, Itawamba Community College and earned a B.S. Degree in chemical engineering at Mississippi State University Currently working as a construction laborer while serving you as your representative in Jackson

Re-Elect

Mark DuVall State Representative - District 19 Lee, Itawamba & Tishomingo Counties

Paid Political Advertisement - Paid for and approved by Mark DuVall

RE-ELECT

Elect

PHIL GANN CONSTABLE District 3 Lee County

YOUR CONSTABLE AND FRIEND

FORMER NATIONAL CONSTABLE OF THE YEAR

CONSTABLE PHIL GANN ★ Lifelong Resident Lee County

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Married - wife Debbie - son Jason Deacon - East Heights Baptist Church Member Palmetto Masonic Lodge - 32o Scottish Rite - Shriner Past President Tupelo Luncheon Civitans Graduate of Shannon High School - A.A. Degree ICC Past President MS Constable Association MS Constable Association Distinguished Service Award 2011 Top Gun State Pistol Champion Graduate of Community Leadership Institute Class of 2007 Mississippi Constable Association - Director of Training Paid for by Phil Gann

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One of Us for ALL of Us LOCATION

PLEASANT GROVE PRECINCT BLD OLD UNION BAPTIST CHURCH OLD LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH BREWER METHODIST CHURCH SHANNON FIRE DEPT RICHMOND BAPTIST CHURCH PLANTERSVILLE FIRE DEPT ICC ADVANCED EDUCATION BLD MERRIMAN’S STORE NETTLETON COMMUNITY CENTER UNION VOL. FIRE DEPT ALLEN’S CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH MOOREVILLE METHODIST CHURCH VERONA CITY HALL

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011

DANNY T. MITCHELL

Lee County Tax Collector

“My goal for your Lee County Tax Collectors office is an office where every individual is greeted with kindness and respect. An office where the citizens of Lee County can be assured their concerns will be considered first priority. I am dedicated and committed to being an absolute servant to the people of Lee County” Danny T. Mitchell • Son of J.E. (Bill) Mitchell, former Lee County Sheriff & Tax Collector • 20 years exp. in Business Mgt. & Customer Relations • Dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of Lee County Political Advertisement. Paid for by Danny T. Mitchell

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By the book: Job

These basic job duties, CIRCUIT CLERK outlined in the Mississippi Official Chief officer of the circuit court and and Statistical Register – called the Blue chief elections officer of the county. MainBook – are for key county and district po- tains voter rolls and assists election comsitions to be filled this year: missioners in purging voter rolls, and assists election officials in conducting priCHANCERY CLERK mary and general elections. Clerk of the board of supervisors and chancery court. Responsible for maintaining the records of both. CONSTABLE Keeps and preserves the peace within the county by aiding and assisting in executing the state’s criminal laws for Political Advertisement the justice courts in his/her district. Obeys all lawful orders and executes all Vote Aug. 2nd To Elect judgments for justice courts within this district.

GREG

RODGERS

COUNTY ATTORNEY

County’s prosecuting attorney representing the state in all felony investigations in justice court and county court, and in all criminal cases appealed to circuit court from county court. May assist the district attorney, present matters to the county grand jury and in some youth court proceedings.

COUNTY SURVEYOR

Executes all orders of survey directed to him/her by any court, all surveys of land within his/her county at the request of owners or proprietors, and to survey, resurvey, measure and divide land as requested by county board of supervisors.

CORONER

Chief county medical examiner and/or county medical examiner investigator. Responsible for issuing declarations of death and performing or reporting results of autopsies in cases requiring such action.

1st DISTRICT CONSTABLE

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

State has 22 district attorneys. They represent the people of Mississippi in all criminal matters originating in a trial court except in those counties with county prosecuting attorneys.

DEPENDABLE • COMMUNITY LEADER • DEDICATED Paid for by Greg Rodgers

ELECT

Please Elect

GRADY

GUNTHARP Justice Court Judge, 1st District

SUPERVISOR 2ND LEE COUNTY 23 years experience in the grocery business as owner and manager.

INSANITY has been described as doing the SAME thing over and over and expecting different results. The Justice Court System was created to make the courts more accountable to you the tax-paying citi-

zens. I agree with that. At least 80% of you have voiced dissatisfaction with the incumbent. This time you have a genuine choice for the better. I believe you will find that I am the best choice to make things different. I pledge to be honest, open, and fair based on the facts. I have a heart of passion for people and compassion for those who need someone to care. Having ministered in several prisons and jails, I have seen the hurts, as well as the wasted lives that needed a difference. EXPERIENCE: Bi-vocational minister, counselor, and real estate broker. Police officer for four years. Expert witness in both District and Federal Courts. EDUCATION: BS Degree in Business with a double major in Accounting and Management. Master level diploma in Theology. Eighty courses and seminars from various schools in law, ethics, negotiations, contracts, counseling and other areas. Jacksonville State University-Police Academy, second in class. The Justice Court Judge deals with criminal court and civil court. My law enforcement and business owner experience, as well as my degree in Accounting and Management would give me an advantage in dealing with both areas. SERVICE: Honored to have served on several boards and helped in fund raising, including: The Better Business Bureau, Kiwanis Club, Morgan County Board of Realtors, and Pregnancy Resource Center-Sav-A-Life. I also belonged to the Chamber of Commerce. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, I live with integrity, I encourage people. If after praying, you believe in your heart that I am the one, please pass along the information and then vote. Thanks. For more information go to my web page: www.guntharpforjusticecourtjudge.com.

8 years as Alderman for the City of Saltillo. During my time as Alderman the Mayor & Board experienced the fastest growth that Saltillo has had in the past 20 years. We served the citizens needs and balanced the budget at the same time.

GOALS

★ Economic Development ★ Putting your tax dollars where they’re needed ★ Asphalt Roads ★ Working with local law enforcement and fire departments to ensure the safety for all our citizens

It’s time for a change, a new vision for the future of Lee County.

YOU MUST ASK FOR A REPUBLICAN BALLOT IN ORDER TO VOTE FOR FIRST DISTRICT, JUSTICE COURT JUDGE ON AUGUST 2. Paid for by the Committee to Elect Grady Guntharp Lee County, 1st District Justice Court Judge

PAUL TURNER

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PAID FOR BY PAUL TURNER

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duties of elected officials JUSTICE COURT JUDGE

Has civil and criminal jurisdiction of all actions where the principal of the debt, amount of the demand or the value of the property sought to be recovered shall not exceed $2,500.

SHERIFF

County’s chief law enforcement officer, and chief officer of chancery and circuit courts. Maintains the county law library and is in charge of the county courthouse, jail and protection of prisoners.

SUPERVISOR

Has the power to adopt, modify, alter or repeal orders, resolutions or ordinances in his/her respective county and district not inconsistent with the law. In general, has jurisdiction over roads, ferries, bridges, tax levies, courthouses, jails, county-owned real property, appropriation of funds, contractual powers of municipality, as well as other powers expressly authorized by law.

SUPT. OF EDUCATION

Chief administrative officer of the school district. Serves as executive secretary of county board of education but has no vote in the proceedings before the board and no voice in fixing its policies. Director of all schools in the county outside the municipal separate school districts.

TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR

May serve in both capacities in all counties. Assessor’s role is to maintain the personal, real and ad valorem tax rolls of the county. Collector is responsible for keeping the records of tax payments and depositing the money into the country treasury.

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EXPERIENCE

PAID FOR BY JOHN R. YOUNG

Elect

MARK RATLIFF CONSTABLE

First District • Lee County HONEST– DEPENDABLE – FAIR It will be my honor and privilege to represent your vote of confidence.

“I am proud to be an independent businessman working for our community.” • Single Parent, Father of 4 • Owner, Ratliff Body and Glass, 30 years • Veteran, Mississippi Army National Guard • 20 Year Member American Legion, Past Commander Post 130 • 20 Year Member Baldwyn Chamber of Commerce • Member of 40 and 8-1110 • 20 Year Member Guntown Lions Club • Baldwyn Main Street Chamber Volunteer of the Year - 1997, 2002, & 2009 Political Advertisement. Paid for by Mark Ratliff

ELECT

CLIFF HARDY 2ND DISTRICT LEE COUNTY

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE EXPERIENCED Cliff has over 26 years of professional law enforcement experience. As a Tupelo Police officer he served as a Uniform Patrolman, Shift Sergeant, Shift Captain, Juvenile Ops Commander, Detective, Community Oriented Policing/Crime Stoppers Coordinator and Internal Affairs Investigator. As a result of his years in public service he has an intimate knowledge of the Lee County Justice System.

Apartment Consortium and the Tupelo Police Senior Support Services Unit.

VISIONARY Cliff is directly responsible for the establishment of the Juvenile Work Program, the Tupelo Police Junior Police Academy, the Tupelo Police Athletic League, the Crime Stoppers of NEMS Blue Steel Challenge, the Tupelo Police

PATRIOT Cliff is a military veteran, the son of a military veteran and the father of 2 military veterans. He served over 6 years in the USAF Security Forces.

ACCOMPLISHED Cliff was selected as Mississippi’s “Most Distinguished Law Enforcement Officer in Juvenile Justice in 1997” and received national recognition by receiving the “Jefferson Award” in 2006 for his work with community volunteers.

Cliff has proven through word and deed that he is quick to defend justice for all and that he is not afraid to stand for what is right

“Qualified for the job – with the courage to do it right.” Paid for by Clifton Hardy

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Leadership Experience Integrity

ON AUGUST 2 VOTE FOR JIM H. JOHNSON, SHERIFF REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

30 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS

Technology You Can Rely On, Protection You Can Trust

PROJECT LIFESAVER BRINGING LOVE ONES HOME

Co-Piloting with Tupelo Civitan Group to provide aid in locating lost individuals that suffer from Alzheimer’s.

Anonymous Tip Line Text LCSOTIP to 847411 (TIP411) • Federal Bureau of Investigations • Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau • Alcohol Beverage Control Mississippi • Drug Enforcement Agency • D.A.R.E. America • D.A.R.E. Mississippi • North Mississippi Narcotics • Department Information • Registered Sex Offender Search • Arrest Information • Neighborhood Watch Programs • Community News • Lee County’s Most Wanted

We have built a close relationship with these agencies, which helps us take a strong stand against crime. It is my belief that being a proactive Sheriff is making Lee County a better place to work, live and raise our children.

www.leecosheriff.com Paid for by Jim H. Johnson

SERVICE FOR THE CITIZENS OF LEE COUNTY

TRIAD

PROGRAM Our department is a proud member of TRIADS. It is a nationally recognized organization that helps communities work together to keep older adults safe. It offers free speaking engagements and quarterly mail outs that provide safety information and upcoming local events. Visit the department’s public website to find out more information on this program, as well as, other programs that we offer.

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