WISK / WDEC
Thursday March 6th, 2014
Today is the last full day to qualify
for the May 20th nonpartisan election. Yesterday, 2 candidates
qualified to run in 2 of the new school board districts. Alice Green qualified to
run on the new BOE District 1 and Edith Ann Green qualified to run in BOE
District 5. These were the only candidates to qualify on Wednesday. Qualifying
ends at tomorrow in the Elections Office at the
Speaking of slow, early voting has been just that since it all started back on February 24th. Since early voting started, approximately 120 voters have cast ballots at the Courthouse and only a handful of absentee ballots have been picked up. Early voting for a special called election and qualifying for a May election at the same time has been confusing to say the least to all concerned. This special election is a necessity to bring the current Board of Education up to date. This is the election for 4 seats, current BOE Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 that should have been voted on in 2012. The March 18th special election is the first step in getting the Board current so that the next step, the 5 districts plus 2 at-large can be implemented, which is what candidates are qualifying for this week. So if you have a current school district seat up for election on March 18th, go early vote before March 14th or vote at the polls on Tuesday March 18th. The bottom line is to go vote. Again itís confusing but necessary in getting the election cycle back on track for the Board of Education.
A District 5 Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held on Tuesday March 11th at the Public Safety Building. The Neighborhood Watch meeting starts at Council woman Dr. Shirley Green-Reese encourages all District 5 residents to attend.
Burglary and criminal trespass cases
were made at 704 A&B and
Linda H. Baker was arrested for a
City Probation Violation at
Anthony Lawson was arrested and
charged with criminal trespass on
Glenn Edward Harper was arrested on
A theft of lost/mislaid property
A traffic stop at this morning on
This morning at a criminal trespass complaint was made at
Officers responded to quite a few domestic-related and miscellaneous calls in the past 24-hour period.
Time changes this weekend. Saturday night before going to bed set your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am Sunday morning.