September 21, 2011 EditionAlso in this issue...
School election vote held
Patrons of the Hoxie School District elected a new board member in Tuesday's election, but an Oct. 11 runoff will be needed to determine a winner of the board seat for the Lawrence County School District.
In the Hoxie School election, patrons elected Jeff Worlow to a five-year term over Kenny Lewis. The unofficial vote was as follows:
Jeff Worlow 148 (69.16 %)
Kenny Lewis 66 (30.84 %)
Worlow will replace Robert Pratt, who chose not to seek re-election. In the board race for the Lawrence County School District, comprised of Walnut Ridge and Black Rock campuses, the unofficial vote was as follows:
Blake Cox 88 (18.37 %)
Billy Lee Baker 151 (31.52 %)
John Householder 203 (42.38 %)
Cary G. Massey 37 (7.72 %)
Since no candidate received a majority vote of over 50 percent, a runoff will be held between the two candidates, Baker and Householder, with the highest number of votes.
None of the schools in the county sought a tax increase, and both Roger Helms at Hillcrest School and Aaron Murphy at Sloan-Hendrix School, were unopposed in their candidacy for re-election to their respective boards.
County Clerk Tina Stowers said early voting in the runoff will begin Oct. 4.