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More candidates qualify for local elections

Another supervisor gained an opponent on Friday, and a second person joined the special election commissioner race late in the week.

Mark Coombs filed qualifying papers to run for Fifth District supervisor as an independent candidate against the incumbent, Jimmy Tate Waldon, who is running as a Democrat.

Coombs, a Corinth resident, is vice president - manufacturing since August 1994 at Corinthian Furniture.

Waldon, who is seeking a fourth term, is a former county school board member of 14 years and was an officer of the Mississippi Department of Transportation for 14 years.

Independent candidates now number 13 out of 28 for the county offices.

Corey Johnson became the second person to file to run in the nonpartisan special election for election commissioner in the Fourth District.

Qualifying for all except the special election continues through March 1.

The county lineup to date ("inc." denotes incumbents):

• Chancery clerk: Greg Younger (D)(inc.)

• Circuit clerk: Crystal Starling (I)

• Constable post 1: Johnny Butler (D)(inc.)

• Constable post 2: Wayne Duncan (D)(inc.), Roger Voyles (D)

• Coroner: Jay Jones (D)(inc.), Ron Strom (I)

• County attorney: Bob Moore (I)(inc.)

• Justice court judge post 1: Paul Copeland (D), William Everett Davis (R), Lowell E. Gann Sr. (I), Chris Grisham (I), George Haynie (I), John Little (I), Jon Newcomb (D)

• Justice court judge post 2: Jimmy McGee (D)(inc.)

• Sheriff: Ben Caldwell (I)(inc.)

• Supervisor District 1: Lowell Hinton (D)(inc.), Jerry Miller (D)

• Supervisor District 2: James Voyles (I)(inc.)

• Supervisor District 3: Tim Mitchell (D)(inc.)

• Supervisor District 4: Steve Glidewell (D)(inc.), Gary Ross (I)

• Supervisor District 5: Mark Coombs (I), Jimmy Tate Waldon (D)(inc.)

• Tax assessor: Sandy Coleman Mitchell (I)

• Tax collector: Bobby Burns (I), Larry Ross (D)(inc.)

• Special election for Fourth District election commissioner: Keith "Dude" Conaway, Corey Johnson