Early voting numbers show that in the three-way Republican McMinn County mayoral race, incumbent John Gentry has the lead.
At 9 p.m., early voting numbers showed Gentry with 2,144 votes.
Challenger Kelly Shepard is in second with 1,397 votes.
In third is Tracy Carter, with 196 votes.
Absentee numbers are not in.
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 ...