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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • McReynolds wins big; Lone Grove council seat in limbo with tie

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  • A fair amount of attention was placed on the Democratic Primary for Carter County Commissioner District 1, but it was the race for Ward 5 in Lone Grove that will have people buzzing.
    With all five precincts reporting in, Incumbent Mickey Davis was tied with challenger Jason Pinkerton with 48 votes each. The tie leaves the future uncertain, as Lone Grove city officials will need to determine which route to take next.
    "In the past they have flipped a coin because of the cost of the election," Mayor Chris Young said. "I am going to have to look further into the matter but right now, it is a tie game."
    There was little drama in the race for the open county commissioner seat as Joe David McReynolds received 76 percent of the vote to Bill Main's 24 percent. The next step to determine the county commissioner will be a general election on May 14 with McReynolds facing Republican Larry Darter.
    In a runoff election for Springer School Board Office No. 3, Rhonda L. Mize received 61 percent of the vote to Robert Heartsill's 40 percent.
    There was also a close race in Murray County with another tie for an open Board of Trustee seat in Kingston.
    Ophelia Cooper finished with 30 percent of the vote to claim one of the two spots on the Kingston Board of Trustees. Leonard R. Nail and Kenneth Howard each received 27 percent of the vote to end in a deadlock for the final spot on the board. Sally Swilling finished with 16 percent of the vote. It was not known at press time what steps Kingston would take to break the deadlock.
    In Love County, Robert Dees carried the race for Ward 2, Place 1 for the City of Marietta. Dees received 57 percent of the vote to Frances Lawson's 43 percent. Charles Treadwell joined Dees on the council, winning the race for Ward 3, Place 1 with 55 percent of the vote compared to 45 percent for Lenna Radde.
    In Johnston County, Sue Robins received 52 percent of the vote for the Ward 1 Seat in Tishomingo to Brian Hurst's 48 percent.
    Dean Copeland received 59 percent of the vote to take Office No. 2 on the Board of Trustees in Mannsville. Josh Anderson received 27 percent of the vote and Don Harris received 14 percent. The race for a seat on the Board of Trustees in Ravia was also one of the closest of the evening. Terry McSwain finished with 30 percent of the vote. Clarence Victor Love and J.D. Lane each had 25 percent and Brenda Ryan had 20 percent.
    Cathy Perry received 46 percent of the vote for a seat on the Wapanucka Board of Trustees. Carlene Jemison had 41 percent and Tommy Reeder had 13 percent. Christina Hilburn had 60 percent of the vote to claim the position of clerk-treasurer in Wapanucka and Tanya R. Moralez had 40 percent.
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