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Watkins crawls past Walker

Dahl Memorial, town levies approved by voters


Ryan OConnell

Ballot boxes were stuffed by 55.2 percent of Carter County's registered voters during Tuesday's primary.

Anyone who didn't cast a ballot missed their chance to make a difference.

Mike Watkins became the unofficial District 3 Republican nominee for Carter County Commissioner this November after defeating Bill Walker by one vote in Tuesday's primary election.

The unofficial vote count was Watkins 238, Walker 237. Fifty-five percent of Carter County's registered voters cast ballots.

Watkins told the Eagle the victory is still soaking in, but that he is waiting for the official tally before breathing easy. "I pledge on doing the best job I can for Carter County," he said.

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