Thursday, June 2, 2005

Towns pick leaders June 7

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Voters in two Marshall County municipalities go to the polls next Tuesday, June 7, to pick their governing officials.

General elections are on tap in both Byhalia and Potts Camp. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Byhalia, Mayor O.R. “Scooter” Dempsey is unopposed.

There are seven candidates for alderman, with the top five vote-getters being elected.

Choices are incumbent Robert E. “Bob” Carrington, Derwin Cobb, incumbent Mike Hamblin, Phil Malone, incumbent Richard Minor, Thomas Reagh and Terry Sawyer.

Incumbents Dot Childress and Bill Dawson are not seeking reelection.

All voting will be at Town Hall in the board room.

Tuesday, June 7, is also the regular board meeting date. Due to the election, the Byhalia mayor and board of aldermen will start their meeting at 7:30 p.m.

In Potts Camp, Mayor Jimmie Collins is opposed by challenger Robert King.

There are six candidates for alderman, including all five incumbents. The top five vote-getters will be elected.

Candidates are incumbent Al Beard, incumbent W.H. (Billy) Bowen, incumbent Joan Cox, incumbent Carol Jean Davis, Casey Mayer and incumbent James C. (Johnny) Westmoreland.

All voting will be in the front portion of Town Hall.

The Potts Camp mayor and board of aldermen will hold their regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, prior to the conclusion of the election.

This Saturday, June 4, is the last day to vote absentee in person, and Byhalia and Potts Camp town halls will be open 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

Newly-elected municipal leaders will take the oath of office in early July.

Elections in the City of Holly Springs were completed in the May 3 primary.


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