published Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Third of votes show Larry Black in lead for Catoosa sheriff job

With a third of the votes counted in Catoosa County, Larry Black is in the lead for sheriff.

Black, the former Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force commander, is leading with 45 percent of the votes and Catoosa County Chief Deputy Gary Sisk sits in second with 22.5 percent of the votes. With 4.7 percent of the votes, retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent Ben Scott trails.

So far four of the county’s 12 precincts have been counted. Catoosa County election officials say voting turnout has been higher this year compared with 2008 and 2010.

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about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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