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CYNTHIA GROGAN, one of our new artists, is excited to be a part of this year’s Art Walk on The Square in Frankston, scheduled for Saturday, April 24. 

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Mayor, two Council seats draw 

opponents in May 1 city voting

Two candidates have filed in each race for Mayor, Place 2, and Place 4 for the City Council of the City of Frankston in the City Election scheduled for Saturday, May 1, according to City Secretary Kelli Landreth-Smith.

The City Council has approved a joint election with Frankston ISD and contracted with the Anderson County Elections Administrator to perform various duties and responsibilities on behalf of the City and the school district.

Incumbent Place 1 Mayor Gerald M. Hall Jr. will be opposed by Tommy Carr. In the Place 2 seat to be vacated by Elmer Gene Birdwell will be two candidates, Shannon Phillips-Hall and Lesia Main. In Place 4, incumbent Alfonso Lang will be opposed by Johnnie Day.

Drawing no opposition are Place 3 Council member Sharyn Harrison, Place 5 Councilman Greg Main and Place 6 Councilman Roger McDonald, all incumbents.

Also on the ballot will be a Special Election proposition which reads:

“The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Frankston at the rate of one-quarter of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.”

Voters will have the option of voting for or against the proposition.

Early voting will begin on Monday, April 19. The City Council, in officially calling the election, approved two 12-hour early voting days, Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday,  April 22. Elligible voters are those residing in the City of Frankston.

Current Council members are Mayor, Place 1 Gerald Hall; Council, Place 2 Elmer Birdwell; Council, Place 3 Sharyn Harrison; Council, Place 4 Alfonso Lang; Council, Place 5 Greg Main; and Council, Place 6 Roger McDonald.

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Three newcomers seeking FISD

trustee posts in May 1 election

Two incumbents and three newcomers have filed for places on the Frankston Independent School District Board of Trustees in the May 1 election.

The filings were reported after the last date for filing, Feb. 12.

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Sheila Smith filed for the Place 1 seat, now held by Bob Whitehurst and two candidates, J.R. Newman and Christopher Morton are seeking the Place 4 seat now held by Tim Brumley.

Junior Mascorro in Place 3 and Brian Merritt in Place 5 filed to return to the board and are unopposed.

Whitehurst in Place 1 and  Brumley in Place 4 decided not to seek re-election.

Early voting in the election will begin on April 19. Eligible voters are those residing in the Frankston Independent School District.

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