October 7, 2015 Edition

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Freeman seeks re-election

Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman has announced he will seek re-election. He is currently serving in his third term.

He hopes to continue with the work he has started with the jail project and industries that are looking at Lawrence County and has released the following statement for the voters:

"I feel I have several projects in the works that I would like to spend more time exploring. We have welcomed Birdsong Peanuts and American Silica during my tenure and prospects are favorable for additional businesses to come to Lawrence County.

"I have always liked helping people with any issues or problems, such as social security disability. My office is open to all people who feel I can help them in any way.

"As your county judge, I have saved Lawrence County money by buying gravel in the county. We have lease-purchased trucks, which not only saved money but also resulted in less money spent in repairs and downtime. We have been able to buy two extra road graders, a tractor with a brush cutter a backhoe, and a John Deere loader. All this and I have managed to stay within my budget and even cut my budget by $100,000.

"We have 1,486 miles of gravel roads and with all the weather issues, it is extremely hard to keep these roads in the condition we would like. I appreciate the people of Lawrence County for all their patience and cooperation. People have been very helpful and understanding with all the road work.

"I ask for your continued support and hope you will let me continue to serve Lawrence County as your county judge for another term."

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