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October 24, 2012

Local races also slated for November 6

Athens — City, school board and local-option elections are scattered around Henderson County for the Nov. 6 vote. Early balloting is underway, and runs through Nov. 2.

Because of changes in the federal and state election rules, County Election Administrator Denise Hernandez could not guarantee the availability of voting machines for the May elections on even-numbered years. Some entities decided to move their elections to the November General Election date.

The Malakoff, Cross Roads, Brownsboro and Murchison Independent School Districts will have contested trustee elections.

Seeking the three available Malakoff seats are Rick Vieregee, Billy Sparks, Michael Monroe, David Hennessee and Stacey Killough.

Cross Roads has a crowded slate of candidates seeking one of the four seats available. The list of those who filed includes Shelly Robertson, Gayle Harmon, Pam Underhill Cole, Darren Himes, William “Russell Giles,” Jr., John Weaver, Randy Norwood and Scott McCurley.

Browsboro has three available trustee seats. Scott Williams, Michele Rinehart, Tammy Osborn Anderson and Steve Sanders are on the ballot.

Murchsion ISD has three candidates running for a 2-year term, including Gayla Roberts, Lloyd Smith and Rusty Abney. Contesting for a 4-year term are Nancy McCall, Cheryl Smith and Sheryl Sims.

The City of Tool had five candidates file for three council seats. A.J. Phillips, Fran Sonka, Rick Williams, Cindy Clouch and Tammy Brickey are on the ballot.

The City of Malakoff will once again vote in a local-option election. The vote is to allow the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. Malakoff voters previously approved the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants, and beer and wine for off-premises consumption only.  Trinidad residents are also voting on legalizing the sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption.

Chandler residents will vote on two local-option propositions. Proposition 1 calls for the legal sale of beer and wine in convenience stores, while Proposition 2 calls for the sale of mixed beverages in a restaurant.

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