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School trustee, city candidates

file for May 6 election places

Five candidates for four places on the Frankston Independent School District Board of Trustees have filed to be on the ballot in the General Election scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the Anderson County Courthouse.

Randi Westbrook, Director of Business Services and Operations, listed the candidates filing by the Feb. 17 deadline.

Filing were Heather Glaspie for Place 1, Dustin Holladay for Place 2, Jin Xu and Thomas H. Fields for Place 6 and Josh Hokit for Place 7. Glaspie and Holladay are currently holding Place 1 and 2, respectively while Xu and Fields are seeking Place 6, now held by Joe Reed and Hokit is seeking Place 7, now held by Ryan Bizzell.

Meanwhile. City Secretary Kelli Landreth-Smith listed those filing for places on the Frankston City Council by the deadline.

Five of the six candidates filing are current Council members but none are opposed, the city secretary reported.

Seeking Place 1, Mayor, is Tommy Carr; Place 2 Council member is Mike Goodman; Place 4 is Johnnie Day; Place 5 is Gerald Hall and Place 6 is Roger McDonald, all current members of the City Council.

Seeking Place 3, now held by Sharyn Harrison, is Staci Saunders.

Since all City Council candidates are unopposed, Ms Landreth-Smith is filing necessary documents to determine the election procedure.

Those eligible voters in the Frankston Independent School District who desire to vote in the school trustee election have until April 6 to register to vote or change their address.

The first day a registered voter may cast their ballot early in person in the election is Monday, April 24. Tuesday, May 2 is the last day a voter may vote early in person.

On Election Day, May 6, voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Frankston Courthouse Annex in downtown Frankston on Commerce Street.

Eligible voters in the City of Frankston are reminded of the same dates which may apply to them, pending the outcome of the procedure which may preclude the holding of a city election involving all unopposed candidates.

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Frankston EDC Board okays

budgets for upcoming events

The Board of Directors of the Frankston Economic Development Corp. approved budgets for the upcoming Art Walk on the Square and Concert in the Park during their meeting in late February, according to unofficial minutes provided by Kelli Landreth-Smith, board secretary.

The Board approved a budget of $1,000 for expenses expected for the Art Walk on the Square, scheduled for Saturday, April 29. They also approved a budget of $7,000 for the Concert in the Park after a review of the cost of the event and scheduled it for Saturday, June 24.

Directors heard an update on a sidewalk project for the downtown area which revealed that plans were expected for the project from Fentress Engineering by late February. The board secretary was to check on the status of the plans.

Also approved was a project to consider installation of permanent year-round lights for the historic gazebo in the Town Square Park. It was observed that the Christmas lights now being used are not meant for year-round use.

The Board also approved repairing/updating electrical panels in the City Park and library to provide for the electricity demand when all Christmas lights are on the circuitry.

The Directors decided to pursue further efforts to obtain repairs on playground equipment installed in a project last year. The directors hoped that the additional measures would expedite action by the contractor to address what were described as issues involving the artificial turf and operation of the merry-go-round.

After a discussion that the portable toilet on the west side of the library was underutilized, directors approved a motion to remove the facility.

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High School, Middle School pick

cheerleaders to serve in 2023-24

Frankston Schools have announced High School and Middle School Cheerleaders chosen for 2023-2024.

Selected as High School Cheerleaders are Katelyn Abbott, Avery Albritton, Caitlyn Deupree, Ella Dowling, Ashley Fridinger, Jenna Gould, Julianna Gould, Trinity Hallmark, Leann Haney, Aryonna Hatton, Briley Jimenez, Maddison Jones, Mila Muhammad and Emma Stinson.

Middle School Cheerleaders named are Kamryn Allen, Chasity Baker, Morgan Burris, Brandi Henderson, Kyleigh House, Shania Jordan, Desirae Lazo, Kiera Pope, Jillian Reed and Dulcc Zavala.

The newly named cheerleaders will lead cheers at athletic events in the 2023-2024 seasons.


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