Races Shaping Up For Bradley County Commission, Other Posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Races are shaping up for the Bradley County Commission and other top county positions for the May primary.

The qualifying deadline is Thursday at noon.

A top battle pits Sheriff Eric Watson against former Capt.

Steve Lawson.

Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Miller has competition from Jeff Young.

All commission members are running again except for Mark Hall, who has qualified for the state House District 24 contest.

Louie Alford, Mike Hughes, Milan Blake, Thomas Crye, Johnny Mull, Howard Thompson, Jeff Yarber and Bill Winters do not yet have opposition.

County Mayor

County Mayor D. Gary Davis Qualified


Sheriff Eric Watson R Qualified

Steve Lawson R Qualified

Circuit Court Clerk

Dewayne Hicks R

Clerk Gayla Miller R Qualified

Jeff Young R Qualified

County Clerk 

Donna Simpson R Qualified


Trustee Mike Smith R Qualified

Register of Deeds

Register Dina Swafford Qualified

Road Superintendent

Superintendent Sandra Collins R

Bradley County Commission


Rick Bice Qualified

Justin Davis

Dennis Epperson Qualified

Incumbent Terry Caywood 


Incumbent Mike Hughes Qualified


Chairman Louie Alford Qualified


Incumbent Thomas Crye Qualified

Zach Kilby

Christopher Scoggins


Incumbent Milan Blake Qualified


Incumbent Johnny Mull Qualified


Alex Morrow Qualified

Incumbent Charlotte Peak Qualified


Incumbent Howard Thompson Qualified


Jerry Cross Qualified

Incumbent Bobby Goins Qualified


Incumbent Jeff Yarber Qualified


Tim Mason Qualified

Iincumbent Dan Rawls Qualified

James O. Taylor 


Erica Davis Qualified

Cody Herron

Tommy Ledford Qualified

Incumbent Robert Rominger Qualified


Floyd Clevenger

Tammy Davis

Incumbent Mark Hall

Blake McPherson

Kevin Raper Qualified

Joshua Watson Rogers Qualified


Debbie Williams

Incumbent Bill Winters Qualified


Constable 1 Charles Carroll, Jeffery Lewis, Garry D. Moore Q

Constable 2 Richard Alford, Jimmy Kendrick Jr. Q, Robert C. Patton, Tony Whitener

Constable 3 Jason Corum Q

Constable 4 Larry Curry, Wayne Henry Q

Constable 5 Steve Anderson Q

Constable 6 Tim Colbaugh Q, Charles Dunson, Dewayne Hicks Q, Rob Jensen Q

Constable 7 Brent Runyon Q

Catoosa County Arrest Report For Feb. 16-22

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Dalton Police Department Investigating Shoplifting At Walmart

The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who worked together to shoplift a Bose sound bar speaker and a hoodie sweatshirt from the Shugart Road Walmart. The suspects were recorded by store surveillance. The incident happened on Sunday. Two white males entered the store together an loitered for several minutes by an ATM before walking into ... (click for more)

Legislators: Protect Our Students And Teachers

When students step into their classrooms, they are there to learn and prepare for their future. Our teachers serve to advance each student’s education and guide them towards success.  Educators have an additional responsibility: maintaining the trust and respect of their students by conducting themselves professionally and responsibly. The vast majority of our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Every day, without exception, I find a number of “treats” in my daily dose of email. These funnies, and other pertinent information, are sent to me by a myriad of “Internet Buddies” who I repay by sending out some of the funniest that I collect. Think of it as sort of a “co-op” for my readers to enjoy. When The Saturday Funnies began last summer, it was what I still think is ... (click for more)

Bearettes Wallop Warren, 87-22, In Region 3-3A For 61st Win In 62 Games

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Bradley Central is the state’s No. 2-ranked girls’ team, according to MaxPreps. The Bearettes (29-0) is the District 5-3A tournament champion. Visiting Warren County has a sub-.500 record and is the No. 4 team out of District 6-3A. So, on Friday night at Jim Smiddy Arena, the Bearettes played the favorite’s role perfectly and humbled the Lady Pioneers, ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Teams Avoid Upset Bids By Sequoyah

Both Sequoyah basketball teams came to Signal Mountain Friday night for Region 3-AA quarterfinal games as fourth-place finishers in District 5-AA and both with losing records. Apparently, they weren’t ready to turn in their equipment just yet as they played like there was no tomorrow against the host teams. Both teams from Madisonville ended up on the short end of the final ... (click for more)