Incumbents Arnold, Burgess win GOP primaries in Rutherford - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Decision 2014

Incumbents Arnold, Burgess win GOP primaries in Rutherford

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

Incumbents Robert Arnold and Ernest Burgess both picked up big victories in the Rutherford County Republican Primary held on Tuesday.

In a contentious race, Burgess, seeking his third term, outpolled Jimmy Evans 58% to 42%.

Burgess will now face Heather Ann Brown and Teresa St. Clair in August's general election.

Arnold received 60 percent of the votes against challenger Bob Asbury in the Sheriff's race.

The incumbent, seeking his second term, will face Democratic nominee Bill Kennedy, a former deputy, and independent candidates Dale Armour and Jim Roy Tramel II.

Jennings Jones held a big lead over Charles Ward in the 16th District District Attorney race, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. Jones had garnered 62 percent of the votes with 73 percent of precincts reporting.

The winner does not have opposition in the August primary.

Incumbent Public Defender Gerald Melton held a slim 51%-49% lead over Andy Brunette with 73 percent of precints reporting. The winner, which will serve Rutherford and Cannon counties, has no opposition in August.

Copyright 2014 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:30 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:07:18 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    More >>

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    More >>
  • Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:42:21 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:06:54 GMT
    Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

    More >>

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

    More >>
  • Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:52:19 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:06:40 GMT
    A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

    More >>

    Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly