Manchester Times and Thunder Radio Team Up For Candidate Forum

vote4To better inform the voters before the Aug. 7 Coffee County General and Manchester Municipal Elections, the Manchester Times and Thunder Radio have teamed up for a candidate forum from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd.
In total, 23 candidates from seven county-wide races and one city race have been invited to participate in the event. Candidates for District Attorney General, Manchester Alderman and Coffee County Mayor have been invited to participate in a question-and-answer session with Peterson and Thunder Radio’s Lucky Knott, who will serve as event moderators.
Candidates for District Attorney – incumbent Mickey Layne (D) and challenger Craig Northcott (R) – will take the stage from 5-5:30 p.m. for a forum session with Peterson.
Eight candidates for alderman – incumbent Cheryl Swan, Nelson Watson, Claude Morse, Tim Kilgore, Lana Sain, Chris Robison, Gary Trail and Sam Miller – have been invited to the event and will participate in a forum session between 6-7 p.m.
Tim Brown and Gary Cordell, candidates for Coffee County Mayor, are scheduled to close the evening with a forum from 8-8:30 p.m.
Candidates for Coffee County Trustee, General Sessions Judge, Register of Deeds, Road Superintendent and County Clerk will be speaking on stage between forum events and will be given tables to set up throughout the building to speak with potential voters.
The event, sponsored by the Manchester Times will be broadcast live on Thunder Radio 107.9FM and AM1320. The event is free to attend and is free for candidates who are invited to participate. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Peterson at 931-728-7577 ext. 105 or Knott at 728-1320.