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Long Co. has lots of races
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Nine Long County incumbents are being challenged in the November general election.

Candidate qualifying ended Friday across the state.

In the sheriff’s race, incumbent Craig Nobles is being challenged by Darrell Ballance, James Rogers and Frank McClelland Jr. Incumbent Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler is being challenged by Deona Carter. Superior Court Clerk Frank Middleton will face Sherry Long.

Commission District 1 incumbent David Richardson is being challenged by Gerald Blocker, District 2 incumbent Wallace Shaw is facing Robert Long and District 5’s Bobby Walker is being challenged by Dwight Gordon.

Districts 3 and 4 incumbents Andy Fuller and Clifton Deloach are unopposed.

For the Board of Education, District 2 incumbent Dempsey Golden is being challenged by Carolyn Williamson and District 4 incumbent Linda Deloach faces Janet Watford.

District 3’s Florence Baggs has no opposition.

District 1 and 5 incumbents Billy Hall and Emma Strickland did not seek re-election. Marcus Deloach was the lone qualifier in the District 1. Julie Dawson was the sole qualifier in District 5.

State Court Judge Jeffery Arnold and Probate Judge Marie Middleton qualified with no opposition. And Emmett Patterson is the only candidate for coroner.

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