Bill James won the Republican primary for mayor in Meigs County with 665 votes today while Jeremy Bivens captured the Democratic primary with 400 votes.
The two will face each other in the August general election.
In today's Republican primary, Jerry Beavers had 442 votes. Jim Welch had 210 votes in the Democratic primary.
Alex Green joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 after completing the paper's six-month, general assignment reporter internship. Alex grew up in Dayton, Tenn., which is also where he studied journalism at Bryan College. He graduated from Rhea County High School in 2008. During college, Alex covered the city of Graysville and the town of Spring City for The Herald-News. As editor-in-chief of Bryan College's student news group, Triangle, Alex reported on ...