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UPDATED TuesdayJANUARY 30, 2018

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Deadline to register to run in the 2018 May primary is January 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

DOTY 1OTH CANDIDATE TO REGISTER FOR COUNTY JUDGE, 6 DEMS, 4 GOP

Williams, Skaggs and Pinson to seek magistrate positions

David Pinson signs up FOR MAGISTRATE DIST 3 WHILE COUNTY CLERK CHRIS JOBE HELPS. (submitted photo)David Pinson signs up FOR MAGISTRATE DIST 3 WHILE COUNTY CLERK CHRIS JOBE HELPS. (submitted photo)

ADD PRINCE TO ALREADY CROWDED GOP SHERIFF'S RACE...

Castle files in Constable's race...

 

FEMALE CANDIDATE SIGNS UP TO RUN FOR LAWRENCE CO. SHERIFF

Webb is 3rd Democrat to sign up for Judge/Exec

Somewhat of a novelty in Lawrence County, a female candidate for Sheriff has signed up to add a little "spice" to the already hotly contested race...Somewhat of a novelty in Lawrence County, a female candidate for Sheriff has signed up to add a little "spice" to the already hotly contested race...

Charlie France II, GOP candidate for Lawrence Co. Judge/Exec. rode in the Louisa Tourism Christmas paradeCharlie France II, GOP candidate for Lawrence Co. Judge/Exec. rode in the Louisa Tourism Christmas parade

LPD Chief Fugitt joins field for Sheriff, Three new magistrate candidates...

 Blake Hammond rode in the Christmas parade. Hammond is a Republican in Dist 4 who signed up to run this week.Blake Hammond rode in the Christmas parade. Hammond is a Republican in Dist 4 who signed up to run this week.

 

Magistrate Earl Boggs signs up to run for Judge/Executive

Long time magistrate Earl Boggs registered for Judge/Executive in 2018 GOP Primary. Boggs, a Republican who will turn 66 this week did not respond immediately for a statement on his reasons for seeking the county's top position.

Judge/Exec. John Osborne and District 3 Magistrate Earl Boggs during a recent meeting. Boggs, 65, has signed up for the 2018 Republican ticket for Osborne's position. Osborne is a Democrat two term incumbent and Boggs is a three term magistrate.Judge/Exec. John Osborne and District 3 Magistrate Earl Boggs during a recent meeting. Boggs, 65, has signed up for the 2018 Republican ticket for Osborne's position. Osborne is a Democrat two term incumbent and Boggs is a three term magistrate.

Sheriff

Mark Wheeler (D) Filed 11-08-17

Chuck T. Jackson (R) Filed 11-08-17

Mack Wilhite (D) Filed 11-08-17

Greg A. Fugitt (R)Filed 12-13-17

Brittany Preston(R)Filed12-19-17

Sam Prince (R) Filed 12-27-17

 

County Judge

Phillip L. Carter (R)Filed 11-08-17

Millard F. Cox (R)Filed 11-13-17

John A. Osborne (D) Filed 11-13-17(Incumbent)

Charlie J. France II (R)Filed 11-14-17

Freddie N. West (D)Filed 11-27-17Withdrew

Earl Boggs Jr.(R) Filed 12-04-17

Terry Webb(D) Filed12-18-17

James A. Perry (R) Filed 01-03-18

Vince Doty (R) Filed 01-29-18

 

Jailer

Roger Lee Jordan (R)Filed 11-13-17(Incumbent)

Denver R. Chaffin Sr. (D) Filed 11-13-17

 

County Clerk

Chris Jobe Filed (R) 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

 

Circuit Clerk

Jodi Webb Parsley(D) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

PVA

Chris Rose (D) Filed 11-14-17 (Incumbent)

 

County Attorney

Michael T. Hogan (R) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

 

County Surveyor

Mike Shapaka (R)Filed 12-05-17

Cliff West (D) Filed 12-28-17(Incumbent)

 

Coroner

Jarrett Jay Hammond (R) Filed 01-30-18

Wesley Heston (D) Filed 01-30-18

Jessica Perry (R)Filed 01-30-18

 

Magistrate Dist 1

Morris Howard (D) (Incumbent)Filed 11-21-17

Robert (Bob) Jobe(D)Filed 12-02-17

George Williams (D) Filed 01-18-18

Michael (Mouse) Halcomb (R) Filed01-26-18

Magistrate Dist 2

John J. Lemaster (D) (Incumbent) Filed 11-17-17

John Scaggs (R) Filed 12-11-17

Larry Scaggs (R) Filed 10-10-18

William Collins (D) Filed 01-27-18

Magistrate Dist 3

Paul Ray Jordan (R) Filed 12-11-17

Virgil Ferguson Jr. (R) Filed 12-14-17

Alfred (Butch) Smith (R) Filed12-18-17

David Pinson (R) Filed 01-19-18

Bobby Ramey (R) Filed 01-22-18

John “Tony” Lester (D) Filed 01-22-18

Nancy Swafford (R) Filed 01-25-18

Lorie B. Blevins (D) Filed 01-29-18

Tracy Moore (R) Filed 01-30-18

Magistrate Dist 4

Rick Blackburn (R) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

Blake A. Hammond (R) Filed 12-07-17

Bobby D. Rose (D) Filed 01-29-18

Colleen Stone (D) Filed 01-30-18

 

Constable Dist 1

Paul Wells (D) Filed 01-04-18 (Incumbent)

Constable Dist 2

Sam Michael William Muncy (R) Filed 11-09-17

William “Sonny” Mynhier (R) 12-15-17

Jason W. Stepp (R) Filed 01-30-18

Constable Dist 3

Jimmy O’Brian (D) Filed 11-08-17

Daniel Castle (R) Filed 12-28-17(Incumbent)

Constable Dist 4

James “Woody” Thomas (D) Filed 11-09-17

Billy Lemaster (D) Filed 11-09-17 (Incumbent)

David L. Thompson (R) Filed 12-01-17

 

Comments  

+1 #79 Concerned 2018-02-28 17:48
What about the Prince fellow? Think he has a chance?
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0 #78 Zip Line 2018-02-01 14:04
So word on the street is Harold Slone is going to appoint Mack Wilhite as Police Chief after Whilte pulls out of the Sheriff's race, what's up with that? I though Greg and Harold got along. What if all of them get beat? Then who knows who is going to be Mayor and Chief.
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0 #77 Vote Larry 2018-02-01 03:01
Dist 2 mag. Coaches tee ball with no kids or grandkids in there. Real guy.
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0 #76 Poor boy 2018-02-01 01:18
Fugiit couldn’t win dog catcher he always home eating or at Walmart.
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+2 #75 Citizen 2018-01-31 02:44
There is plenty of grants that John could have got and at least under the other judges the roads were worked on. For the people who live out in the county the roads are awful and it doesn't do any good to call him or try to call the garage he has no idea what goes on.
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-1 #74 voter 2018-01-30 01:02
I think John Osborne has been a good judge for Lawrence County. Considering the lack of money coming into this county, he has done better than most. There are not enough hours in the day to keep up with all the details and problems that a judge has to deal with. Which brings me to my only complaint with John. He should have chosen a good assistant to deal with the day to day duties of the office. That would leave him more time to deal with bigger issues. For instance, working on trying to attract industry to LC. And other ways to make LC more appealing to companies and businesses that would consider locating here. He should talk to the leaders in Pike County for information and ideas. Or Jim Booth. But, based on the list of laughable candidates running for his office, he certainly has my vote again.
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+1 #73 wondering 2018-01-26 16:44
Editor, When can you sign up to run for the city Mayor position?

Editor: It will be 60 or 90 days before the General Election, not sure which. Some time in August or Sept. and it is non-partisan. School Board will also have three positions up for grabs.
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+1 #72 Hmmmmm 2018-01-25 18:57
Just wondering why all of the pictures are of Republican candidates...I guess we all know the editors political affiliation.

Editor: I am registered Independent and I post pics people send in, doesn't matter which party to me.
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-1 #71 Green Monster 2018-01-23 14:26
Quoting Truth:
Quoting Fact Finder:
Due to the overwhelming response to the sheriffs deputies running for office, and the comments that the Levisa Lazer has received on the article. I decided to search for the truth, which is all public record and easy to find. In 1994 the Circuit clerk's office installed their computer system which is the same system used as of today. The numbers I received does not reflect anything before 1994. I searched for Felony criminal cases only and found these results. As of today, December 21st, 2017 these were the results of my search.

Chuck Jackson, 113 cases
Greg Fugitt, 20 cases
Mark Wheeler, 366 cases
Mack Wilhite, 10 cases


But you have to know the rest of the story. If the Sheriff won't allow you to work a case and only allows one person to work them to pad his numbers then you will see those lopsided numbers. That doesn't speak for Greg's low number. So those numbers mean nothing. Also how many are convicted and no deals made? I would rather hear some fresh ideas.


Sounds like a little jealousy from the inside talking except with mis- information. All have had same opportunity to work but some chose not to and take easy way out. If you aren't willing to work then don't get upset when someone else does.
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0 #70 Same 2018-01-22 02:46
[quote name="Coroner"] Coroner is a good deal. Your elected then the county pays you and pays for an assistant. Sweet deal. Elect one and the county pays for two. Go figure. But then again Lawrence County has money to burn.[/quote


Same as jailer and co attorney. Each have 4 or 5 assistants.
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+4 #69 CLUELESS!! 2018-01-20 01:11
Wheeler has more drug arrests on paper because the current Sheriff is supporting him totally and he is the only one allowed certain privileges and gets the credit for everything all the other deputies do. Nothing against Mr. Wheeler, but he needs to run on his own accomplishments and programs instead of being the hand picked successor made out to be something he is not. I do believe it will be an interesting race. I think Chuck Jackson will be a formidable candidate as will a couple of the others.

If you have received information that Wheeler gets certain privileges and gets credit for what the other deputies do then you better check your sources. Nothing is FARTHER from the truth. Wheeler does enough on his own that he doesn’t need credit for what the other do. He is the only one that I have read about or seen that works the bigger drug cases. Since you have such good sources, then name some things that Wheeler has gotten credit that the other deputies did. The others deputies running have had the opportunity to be aggressive on drugs and other issues same as Wheeler. You would think that if most people like/support the current Sheriff and as you say “supporting him totally” then that should tell you something. They had confidence in his ability and judgment,so if he is supporting someone then probably a good reason for that. It will be an interesting race and can’t wait for the 'meet the candidate' meeting to hear what each has done for the betterment of the county. Don’t ever remember hearing about any of the others running working any big drug cases. This county needs someone that is tough on drugs, doesn’t care to work and is not just going to tell you what you want to hear so you will like them. Be careful of promises made that they can’t follow through with.
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+6 #68 best choice 2018-01-20 00:59
Quoting Not Exactly:
Quoting Just Saying:
Best I can tell Wheeler has more drug arrests and cases than the others so guess he is on top of it and trying to help. Just had to stop it completely with as much is coming in.


Wheeler has more drug arrests on paper because the current Sheriff is supporting him totally and he is the only one allowed certain privileges and gets the credit for everything all the other deputies do. Nothing against Mr. Wheeler, but he needs to run on his own accomplishments and programs instead of being the hand picked successor made out to be something he is not. I do believe it will be an interesting race. I think Chuck Jackson will be a formidable candidate as will a couple of the others.

Wheeler is running on his own record, and yes Roberts is supporting him I heard it straight from his mouth, Jackson just doesnt have what it takes to make the big call, he wants to in his own words "do whats best for you and the county" which means he will tell you what you want to hear as long as it benifits him, listening to the scanner now he wont make the call on alot of stuff, and why have someone send him a PM to discuss his so called platform lol either tell what you gonna do or give it up shuoldnt be a secret, Im for Wheeler he will tell you straight up what he is going to do and back it up.
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-5 #67 Not Exactly 2018-01-19 14:11
Quoting Just Saying:
Best I can tell Wheeler has more drug arrests and cases than the others so guess he is on top of it and trying to help. Just had to stop it completely with as much is coming in.


Wheeler has more drug arrests on paper because the current Sheriff is supporting him totally and he is the only one allowed certain privileges and gets the credit for everything all the other deputies do. Nothing against Mr. Wheeler, but he needs to run on his own accomplishments and programs instead of being the hand picked successor made out to be something he is not. I do believe it will be an interesting race. I think Chuck Jackson will be a formidable candidate as will a couple of the others.
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-7 #66 Numbers 2018-01-12 01:52
They pay for four or more for Jogan and probably four or five Jordan jailers.. 6 or 8 for 911...12 or so go Chris Jobe... a lot of ass sitting jobs... and what 10 or 12 road dept. and 5 deputies for one of the biggest counties in the state?
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+3 #65 Just Saying 2018-01-11 00:40
Best I can tell Wheeler has more drug arrests and cases than the others so guess he is on top of it and trying to help. Just had to stop it completely with as much is coming in.
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+1 #64 Crazy 2018-01-10 16:09
Quoting in the know:
Quoting In The Know:
Quoting Plowboy:
Mark Wheeler will be one of the best sheriff's we've had in LC.

Mark Wheeler will be terrible for Lawrence County!!! There are to many GOOD choices other than him.


Mark or Mr. Fugitt would make great choices for sheriff. They are on top of the drug problem in Louisa and Lawrence County.


And that's why we don't have a drug problem right? Because they are on top of it. Seems like we need some new ideas.
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+3 #63 Coroner 2018-01-08 14:18
Coroner is a good deal. Your elected then the county pays you and pays for an assistant. Sweet deal. Elect one and the county pays for two. Go figure. But then again Lawrence County has money to burn.
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-4 #62 Citizen 2018-01-07 07:48
So what if Phil Carter did have an assistant judge at least the county roads got worked and he didn't do private driveways.
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+1 #61 ?? 2018-01-04 01:21
Thank you... and let these ppl know the deadline to register to vote.. please... that’s what they need to do is vote
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+7 #60 Clueless 2018-01-01 23:54
Quoting Truth:
Quoting Fact Finder:
Due to the overwhelming response to the sheriffs deputies running for office, and the comments that the Levisa Lazer has received on the article. I decided to search for the truth, which is all public record and easy to find. In 1994 the Circuit clerk's office installed their computer system which is the same system used as of today. The numbers I received does not reflect anything before 1994. I searched for Felony criminal cases only and found these results. As of today, December 21st, 2017 these were the results of my search.

Chuck Jackson, 113 cases
Greg Fugitt, 20 cases
Mark Wheeler, 366 cases
Mack Wilhite, 10 cases


But you have to know the rest of the story. If the Sheriff won't allow you to work a case and only allows one person to work them to pad his numbers then you will see those lopsided numbers. That doesn't speak for Greg's low number. So those numbers mean nothing. Also how many are convicted and no deals made? I would rather hear some fresh ideas.


Reckon you have got some bad information if you think the Sheriff won't allow any of other deputies to work a case and assigns all of them to one deputy. This is a ridiculous suggestion and a sorry attempt to divert attention. On the conviction numbers it depends on what you call a conviction. There has been less than a dozen criminal trials in the last 15 years if that is what you consider convictions vs offers made and accepted which is what happens in over 95 percent of the cases.
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-4 #59 Truth 2017-12-31 18:54
Quoting Fact Finder:
Due to the overwhelming response to the sheriffs deputies running for office, and the comments that the Levisa Lazer has received on the article. I decided to search for the truth, which is all public record and easy to find. In 1994 the Circuit clerk's office installed their computer system which is the same system used as of today. The numbers I received does not reflect anything before 1994. I searched for Felony criminal cases only and found these results. As of today, December 21st, 2017 these were the results of my search.

Chuck Jackson, 113 cases
Greg Fugitt, 20 cases
Mark Wheeler, 366 cases
Mack Wilhite, 10 cases


But you have to know the rest of the story. If the Sheriff won't allow you to work a case and only allows one person to work them to pad his numbers then you will see those lopsided numbers. That doesn't speak for Greg's low number. So those numbers mean nothing. Also how many are convicted and no deals made? I would rather hear some fresh ideas.
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0 #58 Some one help 2017-12-30 06:17
Who is Sam Prince? ...and why is he running for sheriff? ...what is this Mayberry? lol
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-2 #57 Some one help 2017-12-30 06:06
I want to ask everyone something. Is Sam Prince the guy who works for Hardees? Really, is this a joke or what?
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+1 #56 Info 2017-12-30 03:36
Quoting Judge:
I would like to c Mike Wilson on the judge ticket

Quoting Judge:
I would like to c Mike Wilson on the judge ticket

Quoting Judge:
I would like to c Mike Wilson on the judge ticket
One of the biggest crooks in Lawrence Co.
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0 #55 Just Thinking 2017-12-30 02:28
Quoting Editor:
#53,

The deadline to sign up to run in the May Primary is Jan. 30, 2018.

You asked. We answered. There is a story on The lazer that tells all about it.

Mark


Think the deadline is January 30th, 2018.

You are right. My mistake.

--Mark
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