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The annual District 6 Triple A coaches poll has Cookeville and Rhea County tied for first place in district action. White County was ranked 3rd, followed by Stone Memorial, Warren County and Cumberland County. Last year, Rhea County was first in the district with a 10-2 record. Both teams kick off their season August 22nd on the road. The Panthers face Livingston, while the Jets head to Bledsoe County. You can check out the Panther squad tonight (Friday) as they host Scott County for a scrimmage at 5:30 at Panther Stadium.
Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais survived a scare from Jim Tracy in the Republican primary to move on to the November election. Tracy had already indicated he had won earlier in the evening, but late numbers from Grundy County apparently pushed the incumbent over the top as DesJarlais won by a mere 35 votes, according to unofficial totals. If the numbers hold up, DesJarlais will face Democratic candidate Lenda Sherrell in November. DesJarlais had served Cumberland County before the Fourth District was significantly altered as a result of redistricting in 2012. The Congressman has faced a series of scandals regarding past relationships during his time in office. Last month, he announced that he was battling early stage cancer in his neck.
Cumberland County voters have spoken…after the votes were tallied, Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr was re-elected, receiving 59% of the vote, Casey Cox was elected sheriff—taking over duties from Butch Burgess on September 1st. Cox commanded the race, with 75% of the votes counted. In the race for Circuit Court Judge, District Attorney General Randy York lost to challenger Jonathan Young. York beat Young in Cumberland County by just 18 votes... Not enough to win the election overall. Find complete election totals on our website under the Election 2014 link
There’s a news sheriff in town. Cumberland County Chief Investigator Casey Cox was overwhelming voted in as Cumberland County’s new sheriff, replacing Sheriff Butch Burgess, who chose not to seek re-election. Cox says he is excited about the future His opponent, Dean Farley, congratulated Cox, noting that the Sheriff-elect was a “good man,” and said the county was in good hands with him as their new sheriff. Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Junior was re-elected following a well fought and close race with democratic challenger Thom Hassler. The Mayor made an emotional statement to voters, saying that he had “dreaded this day” for a long time, as it marked the 10th anniversary of his father’s passing. Choking back tears, Carey thanked voters for their faith in him, and noted that the day he had dreaded “turned out good today.” State wide, Governor Bill Haslam ran away with the republican primary vote, as did US Senator Lamar Alexander.
Absentee and early votes have been tallied and Casey Cox has pulled away with a strong lead over Dean Farley. The race for Cumberland County Mayor is shaping up to be a closer one. Kenneth Carey Jr has a slight lead with early and absentee voters-claiming 4069 votes, while Thom Hassler has 3000. Election officials are in the process of finishing up voting at the local precincts, and counting those ballots. Peg Broadcasting will have complete Election Night coverage on all of our stations. Individual results will be posted on our website as they become available