The last week for the Lonoke Democrat to run free political announcements for those running in the May Preferential Primary is March 27, according to editor Mark Buffalo.

"This includes candidates who do not have opposition in the primary," Buffalo said.

The deadline for submitting those final announcements is Friday, March 21. "We will not accept any free announcements after the deadline has passed," Buffalo said.

Independent candidates should have their announcements to the paper by the end of May, Buffalo said.

For more information, e-mail Buffalo at mbuffalo@lonokedemocrat.com or call 501-676-2463.