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Election candidate list still growing

Another day, another new candidate here in Calhoun County as the ballot continues to grow. Poney B. Adams, former owner of Adams LP Gas, has announced plans to run for sheriff. He is running as a republican. Adams will go up against the winner of the democratic primary between Roman Wood and Glenn Kimbrel, as well as three candidates running with no party affiliation – James “Jimmy” Baggett, Kenneth Futch and Earl Hunt. Ruby K. Clark, a former employee of the Calhoun County Tax Collector’s Office, has announced plans to run for tax collector. She will face incumbent Becky Trickey Smith in the democratic primary. Kenneth Speights, the incumbent on the Calhoun County School Board representing district 4, has filed his letter of intent to seek re-election. He is currently unopposed. The primary election is Aug. 14. The general election is set for Nov. 6. Official qualifying week runs from noon June 4 to noon June 8. For more information, contact the Elections Office, 674-8568.

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