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More Candidates Qualify For County Positions

By David Howell

WATER VALLEY – Two political newcomers have joined the list of candidates qualifying for county positions in Yalobusha.

    Marvin Horton has qualified for District 1 Constable. He is the first candidate to qualify for this position. The incumbent for this office, Charles Calder, passed away last Tuesday, Jan. 4. He will run as a Democrat.

    Kenny Goolsby has also qualified for a seat that will be vacated by the incumbent after District Three Supervisor M.H. “Butch” Surrette announced that he will not seek re-election. Goolsby joins two other candidates who have qualified for this seat, Lee McMinn and Bailey Walker. Goolsby also qualified as a Democrat.

    Other candidates who have filed qualifying paperwork previously reported in the Herald include:

    Sheriff: Lance Humphreys and Jamie Caldwell;
    Tax Assessor/Collector: Linda Shuffield;
    District One supervisor: Tommy Vaughn;
    District Two supervisor: Amos Sims;
    District Four supervisor: George Suggs;
    District Five supervisor: Frank Tillman;
    Chancery Clerk: Amy McMinn;
    Circuit Clerk: Daryl Burney;
    District One Justice Court Judge: Gary Tippit;
    District Two Justice Court Judge: Steve Riley
    District Two Constable: Randy Simmons; and
    Coroner: Ronnie Stark.

    These candidates have also qualified to run on the Democratic ticket. The deadline to qualify is March 1. The primary is set for August 2.

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