Candidates Forum Set

By: Stan Torgerson
By: Stan Torgerson

The meeting, hosted by the Lauderdale County Empowerment Committee, is to share information on how to improve and empower the community.

District 2 supervisor Jimmie Smith is a member of the committee.

"The purpose of it is to give the public an opportunity to meet the candidates who have opponents, so therefore we're hoping we have a good crowd," said Smith.

The principle candidates expected to attend are those in the District 4 supervisor's race. The seat is open because of the death of Coach Q.V. Sykes, who died in office, before his second term was complete.

"There will be index cards out in the audience that we will offer people to write questions down and Mr. Ernest Smith and myself will be moderators for the program and we'll ask those questions," said Smith.

The meeting will be held at the Supervisors Board Room in the Raymond P. Davis Annex Building, starting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Ann Watts, chairman of the Lauderdale County Election Commission pointed out one District 4 precinct has been moved.

"We have a new voting precinct. We have changed from Mathis Superette to the Church of God of Prophecy and that's located at 2667 31st Avenue and it's just within sight of Mathis Superette," said Watts.

Other District 4 voting places include Central Fire Station, Oakland Heights School, MCCSA Building, Council Of Organizations, Housing Authority and the Sageville Community Center.

Watts said there are about 6,000 registered voters in District 4.

"In that district, normally we have a low turnout," said Watts. "I'm not going to quote percentages because it varies with the different elections that we are having but we're excited. We're expecting a big turnout this time."

Mississippi's elections are Nov. 5.


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