Shearrer’s Bid Unsuccessful in Butler County

Wayne County native Dennis Shearrer of Poplar Bluff was one of four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Butler County treasurer. Shearrer’s bid was unsuccessful. Tammy Marler received 2,860 votes to win the nomination in the four-person race. Jerrica Fox received 1,848 votes. Dan Conover received 1,743 votes. Shearrer had 539 votes. Butler County…

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Hovis Wins Republican Nomination for 146th District State Rep.

Many Wayne Countians were closely watching the 146th District State Representative race. It featured a Wayne County native, Barry Hovis. Hovis, a retired Cape Girardeau Police officer, won the Republican nomination. He defeated Tony LaForest 4,983 to 2,076. Hovis will face Democrat Gayla A. Dace in the November General Election.   Tony LaForest Republican 2,076…

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Seay Wins Republican Nomination for Judge

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes Circuit Judge – Circuit 42 Division 1 51 of 51 Precincts Reported Megan Seay Republican 6,095 57.718% Scott Bernstein Republican 3,255 30.824% Glenn Hall Republican 1,210 11.458% Party Total: 10,560 Sid Pearson Democratic 3,380 100.000% Party Total: 3,380 Total Votes: 13,940 County Megan Seay, REP Scott Bernstein, REP…

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Shawan Gets Republican Nomination in 153rd District

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes State Representative – District 153 29 of 29 Precincts Reported Jack (Skip) Johnson Republican 2,652 43.561% Jeff Shawan Republican 3,436 56.439% Party Total: 6,088 Matt Michel Democratic 832 100.000% Party Total: 832 Total Votes: 6,920 County Jack Skip Johnson, REP Jeff Shawan, REP Matt Michel, DEM Butler 850…

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Dinkins Wins Re-Election Bid

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes State Representative – District 144 37 of 37 Precincts Reported Chris Dinkins Republican 3,352 74.522% Beau McCoy Gooch Republican 1,146 25.478% Party Total: 4,498 Total Votes: 4,498 County Chris Dinkins, REP Beau McCoy Gooch, REP Iron 773 329 Reynolds 377 81 Washington 1,049 172 Wayne 1,153 564

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Freeman, Loyd Winners in Reynolds County

Reynolds County races were close. Less than 25 votes decided two races. By a slim margin of nine votes, Brandi Freeman won the Democratic nomination for clerk of the circuit court in Reynolds County. Freeman was one of three candidates vying to replace the retiring Randy Cowin. Freeman received 430 votes. Beth Buford received 421…

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Wayne County Election Results

Wayne County voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide primary races. All races were on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Cindy Stout beat Angie Cook 1265 to 793 to win the Republican nomination for recorder of deeds. Stout will not have an opponent in November. Rhonda Cates won the Republican nomination for collector. She received…

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Reynolds County Extension Fundraiser

  Benefit Fundraiser for the Reynolds County Extension: Aug. 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Come out, enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment, and wait for the election votes to come in.  The Reynolds County Extension will be hosting an election benefit Fundraiser to help with funding to support programing here in Reynolds County. There will…

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Greenville City Clerk

Missouri Attorney General Joshua Hawley announced that his office has filed felony criminal charges in Wayne County against former Greenville City Clerk Pamela S. Birmingham. The complaint alleges that Birmingham misappropriated over $150,000 in currency over the course of her employment as City Clerk and forged an entry in the city’s check disbursement log. Birmingham…

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