November 7, 2012 Edition

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Voter turnout high in LawCo.

Cloyce Smithee of Hoxie signs in to vote at the Hoxie Service Center on Tuesday. Election workers Pat Winfrey (left) and Sue Quarry said they had been busy with a steady stream of voters.
TD Photo ~ Meridith Helms
Voter turnout was high in Lawrence County, according to County Clerk Tina Stowers, as 66.61 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

"We usually vote about 40 percent," Stowers said. "So, we were definitely up this election."

In addition, early voting saw a dramatic increase from the last presidential election. In 2008, Lawrence County had 1,151 vote early, compared to 1,918 in this year's election.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson was re-elected. He ran as a Democrat and defeated Independent challenger Ezra Pierce, 4,284-1,188 in the only countywide race.

Dr. Joseph leaves extraordinary legacy

Lawrence County has lost one of its most beloved and respected citizens with the passing of Dr. Ralph Joseph. Friends, patients and colleagues have been sharing their favorite memories of "Dr. Joe" since his death late Thursday afternoon.

10th annual Foothills
Celebration is success

The usually quiet streets of downtown Black Rock came to life this past weekend as local residents and out-of-town tourists enjoyed the ninth annual Foothills Celebration.

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