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Top Stories for July 16, 2014

Lolley takes Sheriff’s race

- Mosley holds tentative 6-vote lead over Lucus

By Dee Ann Campbell
Sun-Advocate Publisher

BUTLER – Choctaw County voters gave Scott Lolley the win over incumbent Tom Abate in the Choctaw County Sheriff’s race on Tuesday, with Lolley earning 53.14% of the vote in the Democratic primary run-off election, but the District 4 County Commission race results are still tentative.

Just over 41% of the county’s 10,702 registered voters turned out to cast ballots in the run-off, with two local races up for grabs. In the Sheriff’s race, Lolley pulled in a total of 2,362 votes to Abate’s 2,083.

The two candidates competed in the runoff after a three-candidate race – including Lolley, Abate, and Lee Henry McGrew -- in the June 3 Democratic primary did not yield more than 50% of the vote for any candidate. With no Republican or Independent opponent in the General Election in November, Lolley will take the seat.

In the race for District 4 Commissioner, Mack Mosley topped Marlon Lucus by a scant 6 votes, gaining 605 to Lucus’s 599. But with 15 provisional ballots yet to be counted, the results could change before a candidate is officially certified as winner.

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Community mourns
death of Board of
Education member
Ronald Hampton

By Dee Ann Campbell
Sun-Advocate Publisher

LAVACA – A large crowd gathered at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lisman on Monday, July 14, to mourn the death of a man who had served for the past 25 years on the Choctaw County Board of Education.

Ronald Hampton passed away on
Wednesday, July 9, due to an illness. He was laid to rest in Red House Cemetery in Lavaca on Monday afternoon, with friends, family, and members of the community in attendance.

Hampton was serving his fourth term on the Board of Education, winning his first election to the position in 1989. He was recently elected by the board to serve as chairman, a position he had held on at least one other occasion during his 25 years on the board.

He had gained re-election to the post in 2012 and had approximately four years remaining to his term.

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SPORTS

SOUNDOFFS

JAIL LOG

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CYLACAUGA, Ala. -- Homerun hitter Tommy Hodge was all smiles as his teammates congratulated him after he slammed an over-the-fence homer during the first game of the Little League 11-year-old state championship series in Sylacauga on Saturday. The Choctaw Washington team would go on to take the title on Monday evening, going undefeated in the tournament. See SPORTS section for more photos and story. (Photo by Dee Ann Campbell)

-AFTER JULY 1 IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIT SYSTEM

Relocation of some county-owned
equipment still pending

By Dee Ann Campbell
Sun-Advocate Publisher

BUTLER – The majority of the equipment and vehicles owned by the county has now been relocated to the county shop after the Choctaw County Commission voted to implement the new unit system on July 1, but on Monday a couple of items were still yet to be moved there.

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