Wednesday, September 17, 2008

TOP STORY >>School districts choose winners

In the race for the Position 5 seat on the Cabot School Board, Dean Martin, an instructor pilot with the Arkansas Air National Guard, on Tuesday defeated the incumbent, Alan Turnbo, 468 to 354, according to the final, unofficial count, according to the Lonoke County clerk’s office.

In Jacksonville, Zone 7, incumbent Gwen Williams defeated Reedy Ray, 225-51.

Williams, who has been on the board since 1996, when she defeated Ray, a supporter of creating an independent Jacksonville school district.

Both candidates for Lonoke School Board seats ran unopposed. Mike Brown, director of the Lonoke Community Center, won reelection to his seat with 18 votes.

Chris James, accounting manager for Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, based at Lonoke, ran unopposed for the seat Jimmy Threat resigned from a few months ago and Miles Lilly has served in the interim. James received 32 votes.