June Griffin Drops Rhea County Mayor Contest; Rhea Commissioner Montgomery Loses By 1 Vote; Angel, Garrison Win Judge Posts

Friday, August 8, 2014

Republican Justin Angel defeated Democrat Steve Blount for Circuit Court judge, 12th Judicial District Part III.

In Rhea County, it was Angel 4,005, and Blount 1,343.

For General Sessions Court judge, J. Shannon Garrison defeated Carol Ann Barron in a close race. Larry Roddy was third. It was Garrison 2,665, Barron 2,612 and Roddy 1,076.

Patriotic activist June Griffin fell short in her effort at defeating Rhea County Mayor George Thacker. It was Thacker 4,704, and Griffin 1,169.

For the Rhea County Commission, Ron Masterson defeated incumbent Terry Broyles in District 1. He won 404 to 344.

In District 2, incumbent Jim Reed beat Glenn Craighead, 482 to 270.

Harold Fisher won the District 3 seat, outpolling incumbent Grover Parks Jr. as well as Murrell England. It was Fisher 428, Parks 214 and England 101.

Tom Smith was unopposed in District 4 and polled 437 votes.

In District 5, Emmally Fugate Fisher had 335 complimentary votes.

Doyle Montgomery lost his District 6 seat by a vote. It was Eddie Francisco 193, Montgomery 192 and John McCullough 58.

Caroline Housley upset Commissioner Ronald Raper in District 7. It was Housely 446, Raper 404 and Curtis Dean 59.

Bill Hollin held off three opponents to keep his District 8 post. Results were Hollin 366. Ronnie Ray 277, Everett Robinson 123 and Jesse Dyer Jr. 105.

In District 9, Billy Davault won the seat from incumbent Tracy Taylor. It was Davault 298 and Taylor 207.

For District 3 School Board, Perry Massengill edged Jim Monday 378 to 367.

Danny Prior defeated Andy Beene for District 9 School Board 308 to 234. 

Jamie Holloway won re-election as Circuit Court clerk for Rhea County, defeating Pam Peavyhouse 3,746 to 2,457.


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Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

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Signal Mountain Wins 7-AA Volleyball Over Notre Dame

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