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Sheriff, road superintendent candidates need paperwork
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It’s last call for candidates who plan to seek the offices of sheriff or road superintendent as the deadline falls Thursday to submit the required paperwork.While qualifying deadline for most local offices, not including School Board, is Feb. 20 at noon, both the sheriff’s office and road superintendent’s office have additional requirements for a candidate to run.For sheriff, candidates must be certified through the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST). All four candidates who have shown interest in running, including Sheriff Jackie Matheny and his opponents Bobby Edwards, Doc Smith and Danice Taylor, have all been certified by POST and are qualified to run for the office.For road superintendent, candidates must file with the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board. Both incumbent Levie Glenn and opponent Bobby Turner have filed and are qualified to run for the office.“This is kind of a last announcement in case there’s anyone else out there who may be thinking about a run,” said election administrator Donna Smith.The deadline to file with the two commissions is the close of business Thursday.