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VOL. 124 | NO. 183 | Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lakeland Commission Race Ends In Draw

Brooks and Fox Reelected Arlington Aldermen

By Bill Dries

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Voters in Arlington and Lakeland settled two of three political contests at the polls Thursday.

The third contest for Lakeland commissioner was a tie between candidates Don Barber and Cecil Tompkins. Each got 384 votes, according to unofficial final results from the Shelby County Election Commission. There were also eleven write in votes in the contest that covered all four precincts in the Memphis suburb.

In the two contests for Arlington alderman, position 4 incumbent Oscar Brooks won re-election over challengers Joshua Donovan Fox and Larry St. Clair.

And position 6 incumbent Brian L. Thompson beat challenger Claudia Horton.

There were three other uncontested races Thursday.

Lakeland mayor Scott Carmichael was elected to a new term of office without opposition.

So were Arlington aldermen Glen Bascom and Harry McKee.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511