ASHLAND – The primary election for county and state offices was held on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Of Benton County's 6217 voters, 3,215 or 51.71% cast a ballot Tuesday.

There will be a runoff for coroner and sheriff on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Larry Hobson and L. Scruggs Reaves will face off for coroner. John Lane Hobson will be in the runoff against Robby Goolsby for sheriff.

All local candidate ran on the Democrat ticket. With 5 of 5 precincts reporting and absentee ballots counted the following are the unofficial results of those races:

Sheriff

Robby Goolsby 498, 16.46%

John Lane Hobson 1175, 38.83%

Mark Massengill 415, 13.71%

Pete Samples 496, 16.39%

Hazel Brown Traylor 439, 14.51%

Write-in Votes 3, 0.10%

Chancery Clerk

Marlene McKenzie 2508, 99.60%

Write-in Votes 10, 0.40%

Tax Assessor/Collector:

Randy Hobson 933, 32.09%

Shannon Wilburn 1972, 67.84%

Write-in Votes 2, 0.07%

Circuit Clerk:

Kathy M. Graves 2237, 76.35%

Wyhem R. Patterson 688, 23.48%

Write-in Votes 5, 0.17%

Justice Court Judge, North Half:

Brody Childers 1202, 99.09%

Write-in Votes 11, 0.91%

Justice Court Judge, South Half:

Gary McBride 1383, 99.78%

Write-in Votes 3, 0.22%

Constable, North Half:

Tracy Hampton 250, 17.59%

Joe 'J' Medeiros 220, 15.48%

Early H. Smith 117, 8.23%

James Williams 834, 58.69%

Write-in Votes 0, 0.00%

Constable, South Half

Clark McCallum 442, 30.05%

Joshua 'Shane' Ward 1027, 69.82%

Write-in Votes 2, 0.14%

District 1 Supervisor

Shane Brooks 181, 30.68%

Chris Shoup 408, 69.15%

Write-in Votes 1, 0.17%

District 2 Supervisor

Mario Bean 260, 44.07%

James 'Bubba'Griffin 328, 55.59%

Write-in Votes 2, 0.34%

District 3 Supervisor

James Lowry 530, 98.88%

Write-in Votes 6, 1.12%

District 4 Supervisor:

Tommy Fortner 430, 98.85%

Write-in Votes 5, 1.15%

District 5 Supervisor

Lonnie T. Cook 254, 36.03%

R. 'Taterbug' Pipkin 451, 63.97%

Write-in Votes 0, 0.00%

Coronor

J.'Michael' Alberson 350, 12.07%

Larry Hobson 1040, 35.86%

Will Moore 571, 19.69%

Daniel Phillips 108, 3.72%

L. Scruggs Reaves 830, 28.62%

Write-in Votes 1, 0.03%

See Benton County state election results at http://bentoncountyms.gov/results.php.

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