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Bess newest member of School Board
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It was nail-biting time Thursday night as two school board spots came down a handful of votes with one incumbent hanging on to his seat and a newcomer joining the board.In the Fourth District, newcomer Tanya Shockley Bess nipped Dr. Charles Collier by 19 votes winning by a count of 477 to 458, spurred on to victory by a large showing in the Irving College precinct. The long-time holder of the seat which Bess claimed, Bob Young, has retired from the board which left the race wide open. Bess, who works at Edward Jones, defeated Collier in what was a back and forth race with both claiming precincts in their district.