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Long Creek precinct won't be moved

Published: 8:59 AM, 02/28/2013

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—Discussion on possibly moving the Long Creek voting precinct has been terminated.

Following a motion by Commissioner Rusty Basinger Tuesday night, members of the Cocke County Election Commission voted to close talks on moving Long Creek, for now. The measure was unanimously approved.

The talks of moving Long Creek reportedly started a few months ago after someone complained about the lack of bathroom facilities at the current polling place, Juanita’s Grocery. Long Creek residents, however, pointed out they have dealt with the issue for years and added that Deborah Boyd, who lives across the road, has opened up her home to anyone needing bathroom facilities. In addition, portable toilets have been used before and Boyd has offered a portion of her property for parking on election days.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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