With no incumbent running for Meigs County mayor, the Democratic and Republican early and absentee numbers show slight leads for Jeremy Bivens, Democratic candidate, and Bill James, Republican candidate.
On the Democratic ballot, Bivens took early and absentee voting with 217 votes. Jim Welch followed with 129.
On the Republican ballot, Bill James took early and absentee voting with 333 votes. Jerry Beavers followed with 208.
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 ...