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Ray Beck stood on the steps of the Jecourthouse to announce his candidacy.

With Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods recently announcing that he won’t be running after his current term is complete, 38-year law enforcement veteran and certified Master Peace Officer Ray Beck has announced his candidacy for sheriff.

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 Antoine “Ton” Freeman, Reginald D. Trainer, Charlotte M. Moses

Jefferson County voters, thanks to countywide poling locations, can stop at any number of outlets now until Election Day on Nov. 3 to cast a ballot on proposed constitutional amendments.

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Adrian David Blanchard

Adrian David Blanchard is an itinerant street preacher who says, “I won souls for Christ in the streets, churches, gangs, jails, homeless missions, malls, dope houses, bars …” 

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Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright and Susan Palmer have completed what they believe is the first comprehensive study ever conducted of government raids on religious communities — Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities, the result of extensive research that took the two from Central and West Texas to the streets of Paris and Brussels to the most remote parts of the Alps and Pyrenees. Together, they recorded 116 raids.

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