25 Years Ago This Week
Coroner Lynn Reed was the only Republican survivor in the Democrat tidal wave which swept Moultrie County in Tuesday’s general election.
A whopping 83.70 percent of the county’s 7,958 registered voters went to the polls, exceeding County Clerk Richard Perdeu’s expectation of 76 percent. Straight Democrat tickets were cast by 775 voters, and 352 ballots went for Republicans.
For the first time since the one man, one vote rule went into effect all nine Moultrie County board will be Democrats.
Joe B. Bone of Bethany led the ticket, incumbent Lynn E. Maxedon was second, followed by newcomers Steven W. Mayberry and Sally K. Foley. The remaining five were incumbents Kerry L. Pate, Orris R. Drew, R. Blaine Erhardt, Timothy D. Singer and Gary (Mick) Braden.