Supervisor races most contested

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; The question could very well be: who is not running for office in Adams County?

Those wanting to file qualifying papers for this year’s county elections must do so by 5 p.m. today at the Adams County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Primaries will be held Aug. 5 and Aug. 26, with general elections set for Nov. 4.

As of Friday afternoon, the mostly hotly contested race was that of county supervisor, with all but one supervisor facing multiple opponents.

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In District 1, incumbent Sammy Cauthen, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrats Jerry Lyles, Charles M. Lazarus and William Johnson.

Democrats David L. Atkins, Henry K. Farmer Jr. and Henry Watts and Republicans Dwight Arnold, Brad Fondren and Tim Morrison have qualified to run in District 2 against incumbent Virginia Salmon, a Democrat.

District 3 Incumbent Thomas &uot;Boo&uot; Campbell, a Democrat, will be faced by Bobby Maples and Raythell P. Smith, both Democrats.

In District 5, incumbent Lynwood Easterling, a Democrat, is being challenged by Democrats Jeffery Webb, Walter Turner and Stanley &uot;Spanky&uot; Felter.

As of late Friday afternoon, no one had qualifying to run against District 4 Supervisor Darryl Grennell.

Andrea Drane has joined fellow Democrats Ronnie Brown, Charles Woods and Danny Barber in running against incumbent Sheriff Tommy Ferrell.

Those qualifying for constable include, in the Southeast District, four Democrats: incumbent Danny Rollins and Randy Freeman, George Washington and Claude Hayes Jr.

In the Southern District, they include incumbent Jason Wisner, Robert &uot;Dog&uot; Dawson and Charles Kevin Nations, also Democrats.

Six people have qualified to run for justice court judge for the Southeast District &045; the position Barber resigned to run for sheriff. They include Audrey Minor Bailey, Cane

Callon, Jackie Herrington Panda, Sammy Corley, Kenneth &uot;Bo&uot; Stevens and Robert Sullivan.

John Pullen, a Republican, has qualified to run against incumbent Coroner James Lee, a Democrat.

And Pam Frank has qualified to run against incumbent Tax Assessor Vernona Sanders, a fellow Democrat.

Those still unopposed as of Friday afternoon included Circuit Clerk M.L. &uot;Binkey&uot; Vines, Tax Assessor Reynolds Atkins, Chancery Clerk Tommy O’Beirne, Northern District Constable Ray Brown.

They also included justice court judges Charles L. Vess of the Southern District and Mary Lee Toles of the Northern District, and County Prosecuting Attorney J. Barrett Martin.