DeKalb County voters Thursday will decide whether five term Republican incumbent Road Supervisor Kenny Edge should be re-elected. It's the only county wide contested race on the DeKalb County General Election ballot.
Edge, who was first elected in 1990, is facing a challenge from former county road department employee James D. (Jimmy) Sprague, the Democratic nominee.
The winner will officially begin the four year term of office on September 1st.
At least one new school board member will be elected Thursday. There are three contested district races for the board of education.
In the fourth district, the candidates are Billy S. Miller and Larry Redmon. Incumbent school board member Joan Draper, finishing her one and only term, is not seeking re-election. Both Miller and Redmon are seeking elected office for the first time.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is investigating a robbery which occurred Tuesday afternoon at Liberty State Bank in Liberty.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says a man, believed to be in his mid-twenties, walked into the bank and handed one of the employees a note demanding cash. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money and the man fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel.
According to Sheriff Ray, the man was described as a white male, wearing an orange plaid shirt and blue jeans. He was also wearing a camoflagued hat with sunglasses on the cap. The man had no covering over his face. He is approximately five feet, five inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds
The man did not display any weapon during the robbery and no one was injured. After he left, a bank employee called 911 at 1:18 p.m. Within a minute of the call, an officer of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who was on Highway 70 in Liberty, arrived at the bank.