Four candidates vying for the office of Neshoba County sheriff took the stage at Founder's Square during the Neshoba County Fair Tuesday. It kicked off a full week of political speeches, a favorite event especially during years involving statewide elections.
The sheriff's race is drawing special attention because longtime incumbent Glen Waddell is not seeking reelection.
Jimmy McDaniel, Kenny Moore, and Larry Myers, all Democrats, and Republican Pheris Savell shared their messages with the crowd.
All the candidates focused on experience and what they believe to be the major law enforcement issues facing the county.
Candidates for Neshoba County superintendent of education campaigned as well.
V.C. Manning and incumbent Steve Nelson, both democrats, addressed the crowd making, their cases for why they are the best man for the job of leading the Neshoba County school district.
All candidates are allowed five minutes at the microphone.