Cherokee County municipal voters will face at least two run-off races as a result of the Tuesday, Aug. 28 election.
Polling places reported a decent showing despite rain and other threatening conditions from Hurricane Isaac.
In the Cedar Bluff races, there were five candidates in the race for the mayor’s position. Incumbent Ethel Sprouse received 111 votes and Martha Baker receive 124. They will face each other again in a run-off election.
As for the other Cedar Bluff mayorial candidates, Jack Bond received 101 votes; Sam Ellis, 40 and Margaret Wallace, 13.
For Cedar Bluff Town Council Place One, Billie Burkhalter received 72 votes, Incumbent Evan Smith received 35 and Jimmy Wallace received 9.
Tammy Crane ran unopposed for Cedar Bluff Town Council Place Two.
In Cedar Bluff Town Council Place Three, Jerry Sprayberry received 44 votes and Nathan Thacker received 38.
In Cedar Bluff Town Council Place Four, Incumbent Norman Burton received 47 votes and Paul McWhorter received 40.
Leatha Harp ran unopposed for Cedar Bluff Town Council Place Five.
Citizens of Centre voted to keep Incumbent Tony Wilkie as mayor by a vote of 539-347 over Challenger Jay Howell.
In the city council race, citizens re-elected all incumbents running including Frankie Kelly with 838 votes; Phillip L. Roberts, 789; Bess Yarbrough, 653; Harry Moon, 464 and Glenn Chandler who received 383.
Incumbents Sid Garrett and Joe Hall did not seek re-election this term.
Newly-elected council members included Marc Johnson who received 816 votes and Derrick Wheeler who received 676 votes.
Other challengers included Shelia Barrett with 343 votes, Ronnie Strawbridge, 334; Darlene (Cricket) Swafford, 332; Agnes Wright, 277 and Jean Gossett with 128.
Gaylesville’s mayor and council were unopposed so there was no election.
Elizabeth Stafford will continue as mayor.
Jean Watwood will serve as Gaylesville Town Council Member for Place One; Gay Simpson, Place Two; April Givens, Place Three; Tommy Storey, Place Four and Tina Rowland, Place Five.
Citizens re-elected Ed Mackey as mayor of Leesburg. Mackey received 179 votes while Diann Tillery received 68 and Tony Chandler received 65.
For Leesburg Town Council Place One, Frankie Brewster received 134 votes. Tim Ransum received 128 and Brad Roberts received 38.
Brewster and Ransum will face each other in a run-off election.
For Leesburg Town Council Place Two, Joe Sonaty received 218 votes and Leonard Joseph received 85.
For Leesburg Town Council Place Three, Brandy Pierce was the winner receiving 212 votes to Jerry Johns’ 83.
Incumbent Wayne Byram ran unopposed for Leesburg Town Council Place Four.
For Leesburg Town Council Place Five, it was Brandon Betterton over Bill Jones by a vote of 183-119.
Sand Rock’s mayor and council were unopposed so there was also no official election in Sand
James Rickey Mackey will serve as mayor.
Julia Smith will serve as Sand Rock Town Council Member for Place 1; Greg Oliver, Place Two; Gene Farmer, Place Three; George “Bud” Mackey, Place Four and Steve McMeekin, Place Five.