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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Stories from Friday, August 6, 2010

Foster wins narrowly; Fagan tops Freeman (08/06/10)
Both county clerks remain in office, but one won by a very large margin, while less than 200 voters separated the other from her challenger. Elinor Brandon Foster was returned to the job of Circuit Court Clerk by 3,620 votes to challenger Keith Hollingsworth's 3,441, a difference of 179 votes. Foster lost in two precincts -- the second and third -- but carried the other seven by the narrowest of margins...
Voters reject sales tax hike by big margin (08/06/10)
Marshall County voters on Thursday refused to authorize the sales tax hike placed on the ballot on a request from 15 of 18 county commissioners. In broad terms, the tax-hike referendum lost by approximately 4-1. Faced with significantly lower revenues from property taxes because of foreclosures, nearly zero growth and some losses in sales tax revenue at the cash register, county commissioners sought to find a way to balance the budget with more revenue...
Moses, Gold win school board races (08/06/10)
Five seats on the nine-member school board were up for grabs in the 2010 election, but only two of them were contested. Donnie Moses trounced incumbent Craig Michael in the 9th District by almost 200 votes (515-319). Moses campaigned with the slogan, "Isn't it time for a change?" and his campaign ads highlighted problems the Marshall County school system has had in the last four years. ...
Dalton wins squeaker (08/06/10)
Marshall County's five-lawman race for sheriff ended with Norman Dalton as the winner after all precinct boxes had been counted. "We ran a good campaign and we're glad for the results," Dalton said during a party of approximately 200 people in Jerry Tribby's shop on Spring Place Road...
Liggett wins re-election (08/06/10)
The incumbent has won another four-year term as Marshall County mayor, polling 46 percent of the vote. On election night, mayor Joe Boyd Liggett hosted a party for friends and supporters at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association headquarters on the by-pass...