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Cumberland County voters have spoken…after the votes were tallied, Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr was re-elected, receiving 59% of the vote, Casey Cox was elected sheriff—taking over duties from Butch Burgess on September 1st. Cox commanded the race, with 75% of the votes counted. In the race for Circuit Court Judge, District Attorney General Randy York lost to challenger Jonathan Young. York beat Young in Cumberland County by just 18 votes... Not enough to win the election overall. Find complete election totals on our website under the Election 2014 link
There’s a news sheriff in town. Cumberland County Chief Investigator Casey Cox was overwhelming voted in as Cumberland County’s new sheriff, replacing Sheriff Butch Burgess, who chose not to seek re-election. Cox says he is excited about the future His opponent, Dean Farley, congratulated Cox, noting that the Sheriff-elect was a “good man,” and said the county was in good hands with him as their new sheriff. Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Junior was re-elected following a well fought and close race with democratic challenger Thom Hassler. The Mayor made an emotional statement to voters, saying that he had “dreaded this day” for a long time, as it marked the 10th anniversary of his father’s passing. Choking back tears, Carey thanked voters for their faith in him, and noted that the day he had dreaded “turned out good today.” State wide, Governor Bill Haslam ran away with the republican primary vote, as did US Senator Lamar Alexander.
Absentee and early votes have been tallied and Casey Cox has pulled away with a strong lead over Dean Farley. The race for Cumberland County Mayor is shaping up to be a closer one. Kenneth Carey Jr has a slight lead with early and absentee voters-claiming 4069 votes, while Thom Hassler has 3000. Election officials are in the process of finishing up voting at the local precincts, and counting those ballots. Peg Broadcasting will have complete Election Night coverage on all of our stations. Individual results will be posted on our website as they become available
The Stone Memorial High School Panther Football team will face off against Scott County for a scrimmage Friday night beginning at 5:30 at Panther stadium. The 2014 SMHS Panthers are looking to build on what was their best season ever...with their 6-5 record. The team is led this year by Seniors Kevin Burgess, Brandon Stedam, Cole McDaniel, Chase Eichner and Dakota Karge.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett says his office is ready for any question or concerns Tennesseans may have as they head to the polls today. The State Department of Elections has set up a special number for anyone with questions or concerns about voting or the electoral process. That number is 1-877-850-4959. Voters are reminded to bring valid state- or federally-issued photo identification to the polls with them. Those who forget to bring valid photo IDs can cast provisional ballots, then return to their local election commission offices before the close of business Monday in order to have their votes counted. Unofficial election results for state and federal races will be posted on www.GoVoteTN.com after the polls close. The website will post results on the races for governor, state House and Senate seats, U.S. House and Senate seats, Supreme Court retention questions, appellate court retention questions, and state judicial races. The website will not have results for county races. Those can be found on our website as the information becomes available. Polls open at 8 am CT and close at 7pm