Gregg Ridley won the Bledsoe Republican county mayor primary today with 971 votes.
Fellow Republican candidate Rodney Warran followed with 397 votes.
Incumbent, Bobby Collier, had no challenger in the Democratic primary, but took 339 votes.
He and Ridley will face off in the August general election.
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 ...