Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Register of Deeds position to be on Nov. 4th ballot

Due to the vacancy in the Pickett County Register of Deeds office since the passing of Phyllis Ford, that position for will be on the November 4th General Election Ballot to carry out the term.
The Pickett County Commission must fill the vacancy within 120 days of being notified of a county office or position being vacated unless a general election is scheduled during that period of time and it is feasible to get the office placed on the ballot.
If interested in seeking the position, pick up a nominating petition at the Pickett County Election Office. Qualifications are that the person must be 18 years old or over, be a citizen of the United States and of Tennessee, has to have lived in county for at least one year, and be a registered voter. The qualifying deadline is August 21st at 12 noon.
Until the election in November, the commission has appointed Deputy Register of Deeds Letha McCurdy to fill the vacated position.
Not since the death of Alfred Keisling has an elected official died while serving in a county position.
In November 1962, then Superintendent of Schools Alfred Keisling passed away and the county court (commission) appointed Pickett County High School Principal Kyle Agee to serve as head of the Pickett County School System. At one time, the superintendent of schools position was appointed by the county court.

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