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Election brings new leadership

Sheriff Patrick Ray and County Mayor Tim Stribling have been returned to office while Randy Hale won his first term as road superintendent and Susan Martin was elected as the new circuit court clerk. Meanwhile, Smithville alderman Josh Miller defeated incumbent mayor Jimmy Poss to become the city’s next mayor, while the county commission has been turned upside down with new faces winning the day.

In the race for sheriff, Ray won handily, topping Democratic opponent Michael Agee by a count of 3,650 to 963.
Meanwhile, incumbent County Mayor Tim Stribling, coming off a seven-vote win the Democratic ...

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