Filing period ahead

Filing period ahead: With the election season approaching, people in the community prepare to either run for re-election or to be elected. St. Francis County Clerk Brandi H. McCoy, center, looks over paperwork to file for re-election with members of her staff, Jamie French, left, and Derrick Parker. Filing begins at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22. Photo by Brodie Johnson

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