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Reels Defeats Wiggins in Monterey

J.J. Reels defeated Incumbent Bill Wiggins in the Monterey Mayor’s race Thursday night. Reels won with 57-percent of the vote. Monterey also saw two contested Board of Aldermen seats Thursday. In Ward 1, Amy Callahan beat Incumbent Julie Bohannon with 60-percent of the vote, and in Ward 3, James “Coonie” Foster edged James Wolfgram, garnering 56-percent of votes. Ward 2 ... Read More »

Stanton and Herald Re-elected in Baxter

Dustin J. Stanton and Jeff Herald were re-elected to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in Baxter. Stanton and Herald were the two top vote-getters in Thursday’s election. They received 147 and 140 votes respectively. Ben Brewington came in third with 100 votes. Baxter Mayor John Martin won another term in the election. He was running unopposed, receiving 212 complementary ... Read More »

Graves Elected to Algood City Council

The Algood City Council will have a new face for a new term. Ronald Stephen Graves received the second highest number of votes in Thursday’s Algood City Election. Incumbent Luke Hill received the most votes at 376, followed by Graves with 350. Patt M. Judd and Tim McPherson missed out on a seat on the Algood City Council, garnering 231 ... Read More »

Pierce Wins Re-election as Putnam Assessor

Steve Pierce easily won re-election as Putnam County Property Assessor Thursday night. Pierce defeated his opponent Lewis Tommaso 6341-1485. Meanwhile, the make-up of the Putnam County Board of Education will remain the same. Three seats were open and every incumbent was unopposed. In District 1, Board Chairperson Dawn Fry received 1,368 complementary votes. District 3 board member Kim Cravens garnered ... Read More »

Incumbents Fare Well for Cumberland School Board

Cumberland County School Board Incumbents had a good night in Thursday’s election. The only new face coming onto the board is in District 6, where Chris A. King received 705 complementary votes to replace Tom Netherton. Netherton did not run for re-election. Anita C. Hale defeated her opponent in District 4, Brian McDonald, 652-508. Robert Safdie in District 2 and ... Read More »

School Board Changes In Fentress Election

The people of Fentress County voted for change on the Board of Education. Only one incumbent running opposed retained her seat. Kathryn S. Williams was re-elected in District 5, defeating James Murphy 383-334. The only other incumbent retaining their seat was Felicia Owens Garrett in District 3 who received 458 complementary votes. In District 1, Nikki Voiles edged Lynette Pritchette ... Read More »

Logan Retained as Pickett Assessor

Kim Logan was re-elected as the Assessor of Property in Pickett County Thursday night. Logan defeated Perry Garrett 879-453. A number of offices were on the ballot in Pickett County that were uncontested. Kathy Mitchell was elected as the District 2 County Commissioner with 211 votes. Larry W. Beaty was re-elected as the District 3 County Commissioner, receiving 230 votes. ... Read More »

Van Buren Sending Wheel Tax Straight to Voters

Van Buren County voters will have the ultimate say when it comes to passing a $40 Wheel Tax. The original copy of the Wheel Tax resolution Commissioners received last week, it was stated the new tax could be passed either by two readings by the County Commission or by an election. Mayor Greg Wilson said that resolution was a mistake. ... Read More »

Absentee Ballots Cause Election Day Confusion

Putnam County Election Commission Administrator Michele Honeycutt said the state’s expanded absentee balloting is leading to unintended problems. Honeycutt said voters who requested absentee ballots are showing up to vote in person today. She said those voters will have to fill out a special provisional ballot. “They can vote a Green Provisional,” Honeycutt said. “They cannot vote on the machine ... Read More »

Neal New White Co. Interim EMA Director

A veteran of the Cookeville Fire Department is the new Interim Emergency Management Agency Director in White County. Stanley Neal began work July 1. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said he felt White County was fortunate to have an experienced person to accept the role. “He’s been in that world and been in that business,” Robinson said. “He knows what ... Read More »