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November 16, 2006 Issue

Retirement With Honor

Retiring the colors on Veterans Day
The Jefferson County High School NJROTC color guard, made up of Shannon Screws, Michael Thompson, James Watson, and Thomas Kirby, stand at attention while members of Boy Scout Troop 250 of Louisville retire faded, torn and tattered American Flags in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Veterans Day, Saturday Nov. 11. In all, around 80 flags were retired.



Tax bills to be mailed this week
How did your neighbors vote?
Runoff planned for Glascock Co. Board of Ed. Races

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Tax bills to be mailed this week

• County administrator says some property owners can expect higher bills this year due to landfill fees

By Carol McLeod
Staff Writer

Property tax bills are late this year because of a data entry problem, according to Jefferson County Administrator Paul Bryan who said the bills should be mailed Friday.

This year, a solid waste management fee of $100 has been added to each county residence and this amount will be on the bills, Bryan said. Each additional fee had to be entered manually, he said.

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“The fee is per residence,” he said in his office on Tuesday. “For example, multiple habitable residences on the same parcel of land will be billed individually.”

The county has already collected the fee from owners of manufactured homes because those bills are sent out earlier and are due in an earlier cycle, typically in the spring.

“We have collected $119,700 from that billing so far,” he said.

“I’ve placed a due date on the bills that’s a bit later than usual,” Bryan said. “With the bills going out late, people should have some extra time. So the bills are due by close of business on Friday, January 19, 2007.”

Bryan said the problem that created the delay should be rectified with the purchase of WinGap computer software.

“Out tax staff has been training on this software,” he said. “And there will be a week long training session immediately after the first of the year.”

Bryan said he expected the county to generate $380,000 from the solid waste management fees assessed to each residence.

The county commission decided to include the landfill fee two years ago, Bryan said.

“This is a user’s fee for the residents of the county,” he said.

“Previously the operation of all solid waste management activities was paid out of ad valorem taxes and tipping fees at the landfill. This new way, this solid waste management fee applies an equal amount to all residences,” he said.

Bryan said this way is fairer because the user is paying for the service rather than billing raw land or empty buildings.



How did your neighbors vote?

Get election results by precinct

By Carol McLeod
and Faye Ellison
Staff Writers

Jefferson County’s votes are complete and official. The following is a breakdown of these votes by precinct.

Absentees
Absentee votes resulted in 521 votes for John Barrow (I) (D) and 463 for Max Burns (R) in the race for the U.S. House District 12 seat. In the State Senate District 23 race, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 571 votes with challenger George DeLoach (R) receiving 397. In the race for State House District 142, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 698 votes. His opponent Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 268.

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In the Jefferson County Commissioner District 1 race, Gonice Davis (I) (D) received 230 votes. He had no opponent; but, there were five write-in votes. Jefferson County Commissioner Sidney W. Norton, representing District 3, received 92 votes and ran unopposed.

In the race for Middle Circuit Judge, Malcolm Bryant received 383 votes. Bobby Reeves received 558. There were 3 write-in votes.

In the Jefferson County Board of Education Chairman race, Jimmy Fleming (I) faced challenger Dennis Thompson. Fleming received 608 votes. Thompson received 362.

In the Board of Education District 1 race, Donald Hatcher (I) received 222 votes. Challenger Georgia Hunter came away with 122. In the Board of Education District 3 race, Steve Norton (I) had no challenger and received 98 votes.

Stapleton Crossroad
The race for U.S. House District 12 ended with John Barrow (I) (D) receiving 101 votes. His opponent Max Burns (R) received 82 votes. In the State Senate District 23 race, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 129

Challenger, George DeLoach (R) received 56. In the race for the State House District 142 seat, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 145 votes. Challenger Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 39.

In the race for Middle Circuit Judge, Malcolm Bryant received 79 votes. Bobby Reeves received 83.

The Jefferson County Board of Education race for chairman gave incumbent Jimmy Fleming 92 votes and Dennis Thompson 89.

Matthews
The race for U.S. House District 12 gave John Barrow (I) (D) 71 votes and Max Burns (R) 160. In the State Senate District 23 race, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 114 votes. George DeLoach (R) received 111. In State House District 142, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 118 votes. Challenger Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 104.

In the Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 race, Sidney Norton who ran unopposed received 91 votes.

The Middle Circuit Judge race provided Malcolm Bryant with 84 votes and Bobby Reeves with 119.

In the Jefferson County Board of Education Chairman race, Jimmy Fleming (I) received 174 votes, with Dennis Thompson receiving 46. In the Board of Education District 3 race, Steve Norton (I) ran unopposed and received 88 votes.

Wrens
The race for U.S. House District 12 gave John Barrow (I) (D) 473 votes. Challenger Max Burns (R) received 492 votes. In the State Senate District 23 race, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 717 votes. Challenger Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 216 votes.

In the County Commissioner District 3 race, Sidney Norton received 565 votes. There were 7 write-in votes.

In the race for Middle Circuit Judge, Malcolm Bryant received 415 votes. Bobby Reeves received 467.

In the Jefferson County Board of Education Chairman race, Jimmy Fleming (I) received 679 votes; his opponent Dennis Thompson, 290. In the Board of Education District 3 race, Steve Norton (I) received 578 votes. There were 2 write-in votes.

Louisville
In the U.S. House District 12 race, John Barrow (I) (D) received 689 votes. Challenger Max Burns (R), 488. J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 757 votes in the race for State Senate District 23. Challenger George DeLoach (R) received 414. In the race for State House District 142, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 868 votes; Challenger Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 300.

In County Commissioner District 1, Gonice Davis (I) (D) ran unopposed and received 54 votes, with 1 write-in vote. In the race for County Commissioner District 3, Sidney Norton (I) received no votes. He ran unopposed.

In the race for Middle Circuit Judge, Malcolm Bryant received 476 votes. Bobby Reeves received 662.

In the Board of Education Chairman race, Jimmy Fleming (I) received 625 votes; while challenger Dennis Thompson received 533.

In Board of Education District 1, Donald Hatcher (I) received 35 votes. Challenger Georgia Hunter received 37. In the Board of Education District 3 race, Steve Norton (I) received no votes. Norton ran unopposed.

Wadley
U.S. House District 12 gave John Barrow (I) (D) 419 votes. His opponent, Max Burns (R) received 206. In the race for State Senate District 23, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 435 votes. Challenger George DeLoach (R) received 180. In State House District 142, the Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 474 votes; his opponent Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 131.

In County Commissioner District 1, Gonice Davis (I) (D) received 473 votes. There were 2 write-in votes.

In the race for Middle Circuit Judge, Malcolm Bryant received 245 votes. Bobby Reeves, 356.

Board of Education Chairman Jimmy Fleming received 301. His opponent Dennis Thompson received 283. In the race for Board of Education District 1, Donald Hatcher (I) received 258. Challenger Georgia Hunter, 376.

Bartow
The race for the U.S. House District 12 seat gave John Barrow (I) (D) 101 votes. Challenger Max Burns (R), 110. In the race for State Senate District 23, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 119 votes. Challenger George DeLoach (R) received 90. In the race for State House District 142, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 151 votes. Challenger Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 60 votes.

In the County Commissioner District 1 race, Gonice Davis (I) (D) received 149 votes. There were 2 write-in votes.

In the Middle Circuit Judge race, Malcolm Bryant received 90 votes. Bobby Reeves received 105.

In the Board of Education Chairman race, Jimmy Fleming (I) received 127 votes. Challenger Dennis Thompson received 67. In the race for the Board of Education District 1 seat, Donald Hatcher (I) received 86 votes and Georgia Hunter, 113.

Stapleton
The race for U.S. House District 12, gave John Barrow (I) (D) 56 votes and challenger Max Burns (R), 145. In the State Senate District 23 race, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 89 votes. Challenger George DeLoach (R) received 110. In the State House District 142 race, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 137 votes. Challenger, Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 59.

In the race for Commissioner District 3, Sidney Norton (I), who ran unopposed, received 157 votes.

In the race for Middle Circuit Judge, Malcolm Bryant received 95 votes. Bobby Reeves received 87.

In the race for Board of Education Chairman Jimmy Fleming (I) received 163 votes. His opponent, Dennis Thompson, received 34. In the Board of Education District 3 race, Steven Norton (I) received 163 votes. He ran unopposed.

Avera
The race for U.S. House District 12 gave John Barrow (I) (D) 52 votes. His opponent, Max Burns (R), received 97 votes. In the State Senate District 23 race, J.B. Powell (I) (D) received 80 votes. Challenger George DeLoach (R) received 73 votes. In the race for State House District 142, Jimmy Lord (I) (D) received 120 votes. Challenger Napoleon Jenkins (R) received 35 votes.

In the Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 race, Sidney Norton (I) ran unopposed and received 117 votes.

The Middle Circuit Judge race gave Malcolm Bryant 54 votes and Bobby Reeves received 88.

In the Board of Education Chairman race, Jimmy Fleming (I) received 129 votes. Opponent Dennis Thompson received 22 votes. In the Board of Education District 3 race, Steve Norton (I) ran unopposed and received 118 votes.




Runoff planned for Glascock Co. Board of Ed. Races

By Faye Ellison
Staff Writer

Glascock County registered voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 5, to make the final decision on two Glascock County Board of Education seats in a runoff.

In last Tuesday’s election, Scott Kelley, Mariann Dixon and Trey Franks went head to head for the Edgehill District seat for the Board of Education. Gail Berry, Don Hilson and Debra Jordan competed for the Board of Education seat in the Mitchell District.

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Glascock County Probate Judge reported Tuesday night that incumbent Kelley led with 387 votes, followed by Dixon with 257 and Franks with 169. The two top competitors Kelley and Dixon will face-off in the Dec. 5 runoff.

In the Mitchell District, incumbent Berry took in the most votes with 388. Hilson had 340 votes and Jordan 95. Berry and Hilson will compete for the coveted seat in the runoff.

Dallas said all precincts would be open for county-wide voting Dec. 5.




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