Elections set for Tuesday

Published 9:45 am Saturday, April 28, 2012

FRANKLIN—Seats for mayors and council members in Franklin and Southampton County towns will be on the Tuesday, May 1, election ballot.

In the city, Mayor Jim Councill is seeking a ninth two-year term. Vice Mayor Raystine Johnson and Ward 3 Councilman Greg McLemore are challengers.

Earl Blythe is challenging Barry Cheatham for his Ward 1 seat on the City Council, while Linwood Johnson and Mona Murphy are competing for the Ward 4 seat being vacated by Raystine Johnson.

In Newsoms, one-term Councilman Bryan Flythe is challenging Mayor Harvey Porter, who is vying for a sixth term.

Larry Smith and Councilwoman Sandy Vick want to be Ivor’s next mayor.

Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Polling places are as follows:



Ward 1: James L. Camp Jr. YMCA at 300 Crescent Drive

Ward 2: Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Library at 280 N. College Drive

Ward 3: American Legion Building at 935 Armory Drive

Ward 4: Sportsman Association Inc. Building at 1431 South St.

Ward 5: Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 683 Oak St.

Ward 6: St. Jude’s Catholic Church at 1014 Clay St.




Boykins Fire Station on Railroad Avenue



Branchville Community Center at 15257 Darden St.



Courtland Fire Station on Highway 58 West



Ivor Fire Station on Main Street



Newsoms Fire Station on Highway 671