Tax Commissioner Bobby Martin (left), County Commissioner Robert Franklin (center) and Sheriff Stevie Thomas (right) check the final vote totals Tuesday night at the Franklin County Courthouse. Martin ran unopposed, but Franklin and Thomas defeated challenges for reelection.

School board swept

CARNESVILLE – In a summer of transition for the Franklin County School System, voters added to the changes Tuesday by sweeping out two veteran Board of Education members in local party primaries.

Franklin County Commission Chairman candidates (from left) incumbent Thomas Bridges, Nicholas Clark, Sharon Powell and David Strickland spoke at a candidates' forum Tuesday in Carnesville.

Making their cases

CARNESVILLE – The four candidates running for the chairman’s seat on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners outlined their qualifications and plans at a forum Tuesday at the Carnesville Communi


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