State Senator Mae Beavers carried six counties of the Tennessee State Senatorial District in her victory Thursday in the state GOP primary. Susan Lynn carried one county and the portion of Sumner county in the district.
Beavers received a total of 13,499 votes compared to 11,860 votes for Susan Lynn and 2,569 votes for Gordon Borck.
Here's a breakdown of the vote in each county of the district:
Smithville Police arrested a man Sunday for drunk driving and found drugs.
37 year old Steve Allen Hale of 225 Meadow Brook Drive was arrested on Sunday, August 1st and charged with a third offense of driving under the influence, possession of a schedule III and IV controlled substance for resale, simple possession of a schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hale was observed by Officer James Cornelius failing to maintain proper lane of travel. Hale was stopped on the traffic violation and Officer Cornelius noticed that Hale's speech was slurred and that he was unsteady on his feet. Hale submitted to four sobriety tasks and he performed poorly. Officer Cornelius asked Hale to remove all items from his pockets. Removed was approximately 5 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, 20 blue pills, 8 white pills and a pack of JB rolling papers. Bond for Hale is $15,000 and he will be in court date: August 19th.