RUSK – Several separate agenda items focusing on an upcoming March 3 primary election were unanimously approved Tuesday by a quorum of the Cherokee County Commissioners' Court.

County Judge Chris Davis and Precinct 2 Commissioner Steven Norton were not present at the meeting, said Pct. 1 Commissioner Kelly Traylor, who is the courts' judge pro tem.

Election-related items that were green-lighted by the three council members include a joint resolution and statistical information for a joint Primary 2020 election, as well as separate contracts with Republican and Democratic parties, which have candidates in the March primary, Traylor said.

A separate, but related, item to move the Precinct 14 polling location to Craft Baptist Church was approved, as well.

According to County Election Administrator Shannon Cornelius, postcards will be mailed out shortly to residents of that voting precinct to inform them of the location change.

The site was chosen because it's more easily accessible for voters, with a larger parking lot and handicap parking, along with good cellphone service, she said.

In other action, the court approved two requests from Craft-Turney Water Supply Corp. to place waterlines on county roads 1513 and 1615, as well as a consent agenda that contains the court's meeting minutes; monthly reports from License & Weight, Pct. 2 Constable Jack White, the county auditor and the county treasurer; and authorization of payment of bills, payroll and transfer of funds.

It also approved a departmental report from Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell and presented service awards to county employees.

Receiving a five-year award were Jerry Battle, Michael Bixler, Shannon Hitt, Kenneth Jones, Cara Kettrick, Charlene Mayfield, Rhoda Odom, Sergio Servin and Nicholas Y’Barbo.

Ten-year service awards were given to Nancy Adams, Shasta Bailes, Amber Hood, Sheila Jacobs and Frances Trotter.

Fifteen-year awards were given to Terry Brooks, Heather Jones, Marie Page and Jeremy Woodruff; while Regina Battley received a 20-year award and Linda Little and Shonda Potter received 25-year awards.

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