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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 41 308 2,265
MORTGAGES 47 379 2,607
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 58 491
BUILDING PERMITS 128 1,018 6,068
BANKRUPTCIES 53 255 1,787
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 174 1,159
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 19 95 631
MARRIAGE LICENSES 31 79 374