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Sheriff Candidates To Debate Before Runoff Election

The Republican Party of Robertson County wants all citizens of the county to get one last chance to hear from the two candidates running for County Sheriff. Both Karen Box and Bill Ruland have agreed to a debate and the organizers hope that people of any party, or no party affiliation at all, will attend. The stage is set for an informative back and forth between the two remaining candidates that will take place on Tuesday, May 14. The event will be held at the Pridgeon Center, located at 351 Cooks Ln in Franklin, which has plenty of room for seating. The event will begin at 6:00 pm and free pizza will be provided by the RCRP from Pizza Hut. The event is completely free and open to the public. The debate will consist of introductions by each candidate, followed by questions for both candidates. Each candidate will get a short time to answer, and also some time for rebuttal, if needed. Mark Burow, a current member of the Robertson County Republican Executive Committee, will moderate the debate and ensure that each candidate gets a fair amount of time to answer questions. Questions from the audience will not be permitted, but there will be time both before and after the debate for individuals to speak to candidates. The runoff election will have three races on the ballot, including sheriff’s candidates. The Republican nominees for House District 12 is down to Ben Bius and Trey Wharton and the Republican nomination for State Board of Education place 10 is down to May Bone and Incumbent, Tom Maynard. The May runoff early voting will be held May 20-24 at the elections office in Franklin from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm and then 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on the final voting day, Tuesday May 28. Early voting will also be held in Hearne at the Municipal building and in Bremond at the JOP Precinct 4 office on Wednesday May 22 and Thursday May 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and then 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday, May 24.

Hearne American Legion Memorial Day Service to Honor Fallen Heroes

As Memorial Day approaches, the Hearne American Legion gears up for a solemn yet deeply meaningful event to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Memorial Day Service Program is scheduled for Monday, May 27th, at 11 a.m. and will be held at the Hearne Family Life Center, located at 105 W Davis St, Hearne. Retired Command Sergeant Major Shelton H. Riggins will be the distinguished speaker for the event, offering his poignant reflections and insights on the significance of this day. His words will serve as a heartfelt tribute to all military personnel who have laid down their lives in service to their nation. The service is open to all members of the community, with organizers extending a warm invitation to everyone to attend and participate in honoring the memory of the fallen. It’s a time for reflection, gratitude, and remembrance as Hearne comes together to pay tribute to its heroes. Join the Hearne American Legion on Monday, May 27th, at 11 a.m. at the Hearne Family Life Center for a moving Memorial Day Service that honors the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.a

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