was nervous at first but at last calmed down.
The men were taking part in a three-way debate at the Obion County Courthouse Thursday evening.
Sponsored by the Obion County Democratic Party, the debate featured the three candidates running for Obion County executive.They include:
, an independent, who is a newcomer to the public eye in a political sense.
A crowd of about 150 filled the Circuit Court courtroom, where the debate got under way at 7 p.m. and concluded at 8.
alluded to his
personal life when he
assured the crowd "everything has worked out," referring to a domestic dispute.
However, Long answered the question, as did Bunch
said the way he
sees it, all this garbage ought not to be coming into Obion County in the first place."My opinion about the 25 cent or 50 cent or whatever, we shouldn't allow any other place to be dumping on us," he
said."We have enough garbage of our own."
* Qualifications for office
...Bunch said he's had the experience of being mayor of Samburg and a member of the Reelfoot Lake Utility district board.
* Reelfoot Lake spillway
said if there's anything he
knows something about, it's Reelfoot Lake, because that's where he's
from."The state of Tennessee does not have the money to fix the Reelfoot Lake bridge," he
said."They've turned it over to the Corps, and Kentucky's trying to hold us back.The problem of the bridge is they do not have the funding (for it)."
* New high school for Obion County Central
and Long said they favor building a new high school but are inclined to agree with Cranford about the financial angle.
...Bunch said he's not county executive but would like to be.
"My main concern is to see the county grow and for the people to get together and work together," he