Prop 1 passes in Jasper County, Carthage school board sees new face


Proposition 1 passed Tuesday with 71.26% of voters extending a quarter-cent sales tax first approved in 2016. The vote total was 4,469 yes to 1,802 no. The Jasper County voter turnout was 8.32%.

A new face will be added to the Carthage R-9 School board with Wayne Jones winning one of the two seats that were up for grabs. Incumbent Justin Baucom fell 66 votes short of Jones.

School Board totals

  • Niki Cloud 701 or 29.08%
  • Wayne Jones 664 or 27.54%
  • Justin Baucom 598 or 24.80%
  • Craig A. Diggs 291 or 12.07%
  • Jorge Alvarado 143 or 5.93%

In the Carthage City Council 4th Ward race, incumbent Alan Snow defeated Dawn Denniston by 30 votes to retain his seat on the council. The Carthage City Council 5th Ward race was much closer with only four votes separating Ed Barlow over Brenna Barksdale.

Incumbent James Harrison of the 1st Ward and incumbents David Armstrong and Raymond West of 2nd Ward were both unopposed along with Ceri Otero of the 3rd Ward. 


City Council totals

1st Ward

James Harrison 70 or 97.22%

Write-in 2 or 2.78%

2nd Ward – 2 years

David Armstrong 43 or 100%

2nd Ward – 1 year

Raymond West 39 or 100%

3rd Ward

Ceri Otero 124 or 94.66%

Write-in 7 or 5.34%

4th Ward

Alan Snow 194 or 53.89%

Dawn Denniston 164 or 45.56%

Write-in 2 or .56%

5th Ward

Ed Barlow 86 or 43.88%

Brenna Barksdale 82 or 41.84%

TJ Teed 26 or 13.27%

Write-in 2 or 1.02%




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