The Lenoir City School Safety Task Force met Thursday afternoon to discuss, in part, ways to encourage the public to support a sales tax increase that will generate nearly $2 million annually for school safety initiatives.
A week after Loudon County Election Commission voted to remove Earlena Maples from November’s Lenoir City Council ballot, the panel settled a matter related to four other candidates.
A little more than a week after Lenoir City Council moved to contest candidate Earlena Maples’ qualification for the November ballot, Loudon County Election Commission on Monday affirmed that decision.
For roughly an hour July 24 at Lenoir City Hall, residents heard a public debate between Republican incumbent Van Shaver and Democratic challenger Jan Hahn for Loudon County Commission District 5, seat B.
With the county general election approaching, 10 seats on Loudon County Commission will be up for vote, but the only two contested races are in the second and fifth districts.
The race to replace Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., in the U.S. House of Representatives for Tennessee’s second congressional district is loaded, with seven Republicans and three Democrats hoping to reach November’s general election.
Weeks after some commissioners expressed concerns over moving forward with household hazardous waste disposal funding from the state, Loudon County Commission on Monday reversed course and voted in favor of the no-match grant.
Loudon County will see plenty of familiar faces in elected positions over the next four years after incumbents took the majority of races in the May 1 primary election.
While final ballots for the state/federal primary and county general election will not be set until the county primary wraps up May 1, August already promises to be full of well-contested races.
Incumbent Van Shaver is looking for his third term as county commissioner in the fifth district, but Sharon Yarbrough hopes to earn the position once again after losing the seat four years ago.
Incumbent Henry Cullen is seeking his first re-election as commissioner in the seventh district. Susan Gingrich hopes to earn the position from Cullen and serve the public for the first time as commissioner.
With his experience attending county governmental meetings, Richard Truitt is hoping to take the spot for commission’s fifth district, seat A, from incumbent Harold Duff.
With Commissioner Leo Bradshaw deciding to move on from the county body, David Gray and Gary Whitfield are vying to fill in for the position and represent the fourth district. Both have their eye on the seat after campaigning four years ago.
As current Loudon County Commission Chairman Steve Harrelson makes a run toward county mayor, three newcomers will look to take his role as commissioner for the sixth district.