The DeKalb County Republican Party will hold a Mass Meeting Saturday morning, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the first floor courtroom of the Courthouse.
Jennifer Winfree, Party Chairperson, said the purpose of the meeting is to select delegates to the DeKalb County Republican Convention and to give potential candidates an opportunity to formally announce their candidacies. The convention will be at the courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18.
Republicans currently hold six local offices in DeKalb County County including Sheriff Patrick Ray, Trustee Sean Driver, Road Supervisor Kenny Edge, First District County Commissioner Mason Carter, Second District County Commissioner Bobby Joines, and Fifth District County Commissioner Jerry Adcock.
Edge does not plan to seek re-election but a Republican is expected to announce for the office.
GOP candidates nominated for county offices at the convention will run against any Democratic and or Independent candidates in the August General Election.
Local Democrats will have a primary to select their nominees on May 6.
Both parties have also called for a primary to select nominees for district judicial offices in the 13th district on May 6.
Winners of those primaries will run against each other and any Independents in the August General Election.
The qualifying deadline for the May 6 primaries is NOON February 20, 2014.Read the rest of this article
The threat of rain did not dampen the spirits of those who turned out Sunday to enjoy the Alexandria Christmas parade.
Showers held off as the parade made its way into town led by Alexandria Police Chief Mark Collins followed by Sheriff Patrick Ray and Constable Mark Milam. The parade also featured veteran Jimmy Mullinax, clowns, girl scout troops, queens from local pageants, the DCHS band, local businesses, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, vintage automobiles, four wheelers and motorcycles, Alexandria and DeKalb County Fire trucks, Tennessee Division of Forestry and Smoky the Bear, Smithville- DeKalb Rescue Squad, DeKalb EMS, horseback riders, and Santa Claus.
Drawings were held after the parade for prize giveaways.Read the rest of this article