Twin Lakes board sees no changes

GAINESBORO-Results from this year’s Twin Lakes Board of Director’s election held at the cooperative’s annual meeting here over the weekend yielded no changes according to official numbers released Monday.

Four directorships were up for grabs, with three of them seeing challengers.

Incumbent Gary Flynn in Area I (Jackson County) ran unopposed and received 1,227 complimentary votes.

The three other incumbents who saw challengers ran away with their races, keeping all four seats the same for the upcoming term.

In Area II (Clay County), incumbent and former Clay County sheriff James Storie almost quadrupled the number of votes challenger Champ Langford received and won easily 1,727 to 437.

Area V (Fentress County) saw nearly an identical vote for the seated director as Kem Crouch won with 1,640 votes compared to David Beaty’s 487.

Gail Myers also won in Area VI (Putnam and Smith Counties) by a good margin, but challenger Randall Short ran a good race losing by just over 300 votes.  Myers outdistanced Short 1,171 to 867.

An overwhelming majority of the votes (2,001) came in the early voting period and only 493 voted at the annual meeting totaling 2,494 votes overall.

Office breakdown of the early votes went as follows:

• Gainesboro-89,

• Celina-410,

• Baxter-121,

• Livingston-287,

• Byrdstown-351, and

• Jamestown-743 .