Dozens of people gathered to pray together for unity — at the local, state and national levels — in front of the historic Sullivan County Courthouse in Blountville on Thursday, marking the annual National Day of Prayer.
In all, eight of Sullivan County’s 24 county commissioners chose not to seek reelection. And in the GOP primary on Tuesday, seven more lost and won’t advance to the county general election in August. Courthouse observers are speculating there’s a connection to the $140 million bond issue for school projects.
BLOUNTVILLE — Rabies vaccinations will be offered at a reduced rate of $10 per vaccination at clinics across Sullivan County on Thursday. Tennessee state law requires that all dogs and cats 3 months of age or older receive and maintain current rabies vaccinations.
Multiple commissioners lose reelection bids at primary level.
One-term Sullivan County Highway Commissioner Jim Belgeri lost his reelection bid Tuesday to Scott Murray, a 37-year employee of the county’s highway department. And Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson bested two challengers to win the GOP nomination.
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Several winners in the Republican Party primary on Tuesday will not have opposition in August: county trustee, circuit court clerk; commissioner of highways; county commission District 3; county commission District 9; and county commissioner District 10 will all be decided by voters Tuesday.
Hundreds turned out Sunday for a visitation and celebration of life service for Cornett in the Buck Van Huss Dome at Dobyns-Bennett High School.
Almost every major office in county government is on the ballot for the county’s general election in August. Several races, however, will be decided in the Republican Party Primary because there are no Democrats or independents seeking those offices.
Almost every elected county office will be on the ballot for the county general election in August. But the primaries going on now will decide who is on the ballot in August.