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County Commissioner Louis “Doe” Jarvis speaks during Monday’s Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum.

Jarvis stands behind foundation deal

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

Several Hamblen County Commissioners who have no competition also addressed the large crowd at Monday night’s Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum in the International Lyceum at Walters State Community College. District 5 County Commissioner Louis “Doe” Jarvis said his priority is fiscal responsibility. “I think we do a fairly good job. I think there are several areas that we can improve,” Jarvis said. Jarvis took the task those

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  • One-sided debates

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

    At Monday’s Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum, not all of the races were fully represented. Ann Hale, in District 14, Johnny Walker, in District 9 and Stancil Ford, District 13, each had the floor to themselves as their respective opponents did not attend. District 14 Ann Hale, who has challenged Larry Carter for his District 14 County Commission seat, spoke at the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate

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  • Sheriffs race candidates square off in forum

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Sheriff Esco Jarnagin, right, listens as his opponent in the May primary,  Gary Lowe, speaks during Monday night’s forum.

    They saved the biggest race for last. At Monday’s Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, the race for Hamblen County Sheriff was in the anchor position. Sheriff Esco Jarnagin, seeking his third term, squared off against Gary Lowe, the recently retired operations major from the Morristown Police Department. Both men discussed their long and distinguished law enforcement and military careers, the situation facing the county jail and the county’s

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  • Brittain, Reid II face off in Chamber forum

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Mayors race

    Even though their names won’t appear on the same ballot until August, Republican Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain and Independent challenger Nigel Reid II faced each other at the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at Walter State Community College’s International Lyceum. Following the format outlined, the two men each had two minutes to speak to the large crowd, and then each answered a trio of questions and, finally,

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  • Contested Commission races featured in candidate forum

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    County Commissioner Herbert Harville listens as challenger Bo Shultz speaks at Monday night's forum.

    Editor’s note: The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum featured several segments, including uncontested races and contested races in which only one of the candidates attended the forum. Coverage of these will be in the Wednesday edition of the Citizen Tribune. Video coverage of the forum is available online at www.citizentribune.com. Several contested races for seats on the Hamblen County Commission were involved in Monday night’s Morristown Area Chamber

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