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Guilford drops out of race, Hill resigns

There were a couple of changes on the local political scene over the past week. Jerry Guilford, who had qualified to run for the Ward 4 seat on the Blountstown City Council has dropped out of that race. Guilford tells The County Record he has accepted a position with Gulf Asphalt and will be working long hours for an underdetermined amount of time on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. With Guilford dropping out of the race, incumbent Tony Shoemake will automatically regain his seat for another term. In other political news, Phillip Hill, who also serves on the City Council, is resigning from his post after moving outside the city limits. An appointment is expected to be made to fill the vacancy on the Council for the remaining year of his term in office. Remember, the deadline to register to vote in the next election is July 26.

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