The filing period for the municipal and school elections, which are held in conjunction with the Nov. 3 General Election, is underway. As of Monday afternoon only one race had developed.

Lawrence County Clerk Tina Stowers reported that two have filed for the ward 2, position 2 seat on the Hoxie City Council. Kerrie Hancock, incumbent, and Joyce Roberts have both filed for the council member position.

Other filings for council member positions are as follows:


Ward 1, position 1 – Darrell Pickney.

Ward 1, position 2 – Tim Taylor, incumbent.

Ward 2, position 1 – Larry Couch.

Ward 3, position 1 – Becky Linebaugh, incumbent.

Ward 3, position 2 – Jerry Decker, incumbent.


Position 2 – Rebecca Jones, incumbent.

Position 3 – Dan Matthews, incumbent.

Position 5 – Creston Hutton, incumbent.


Position 1 – Tim McComas, incumbent.

Position 2 – Debby Woolard, incumbent.

Position 3 – Larry “Butch” Dail, incumbent.

Position 5 – Steven Blansett, incumbent.


Position 1 – Wendy Fry, incumbent.

Walnut Ridge

Ward 2, position 1 – Bryan Butts, incumbent.

Ward 2, position 2 – Bret Sheets.

Ward 3 position 1 – Angela Abbott, incumbent.

Ward 3, position 2 – Jon Walter, incumbent.

Ward 4, position 1 – Ty Callahan, incumbent.

School board filings

As of Monday afternoon, the only school board filing was:

Hillcrest – Jody Doyle, zone 4.

The filing period closes today at noon. A complete listing of candidate filings will appear in next week’s TD.

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