Information at hand

Published 7:11 pm Monday, May 31, 2004

By Staff
Our View
Over the last couple of months the candidates running for District Attorney, County Commissioner and School Board have been working hard to influence us as voters to commit our vote to them. Now the work is up to us, as voters, when we let our voices be heard at the primaries, occurring in over just a little over a week. In this issue of the Atmore Advance, we bring to you a special supplement to inform you, on these upcoming elections.
The special supplements that we produce allow us as a newspaper to provide you with information that is important to you. Their format enables us to venture away from the normal reporting on everyday occurrences and provides information that is more structured or has a common theme. It can break from the traditional mix of news we must publish every issue to put a spotlight on other issues or special occasions.
An example of this is our Williams Station Day tab, that we published last October, which won an award from the Alabama Press Association for best section published on a regular basis.
Today's supplement, The Election Preview Guide, is something that we are extremely proud to present to you. It is a unique feature that can not be found in any other news source in our area. It provides a vehicle to inform you the reader about each candidate's views on specific topics that we feel are important to you and our community. We asked them questions and asked for specifics. We let the candidates' answers stand on their own, without editing from us. It is the closest thing you'll get to a debate and direct conversation between the candidates and the voters.
We've published this special section, not with the goal of selling advertising or drawing in new readers, but to inform you, our readers and the voters of this area. We believe informed voters are the cornerstone of an effective democracy.
We hope that you are able to use the information inside to better help you make an informed decision when you go to vote.

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