Dance card nearly full in Middleburg

Middleburg is three-fourths of the way to a full ballot after two more candidates from that town filed today. Mayor Vivian Edwards is seeking re-election, and Frances May is hoping to succeed her husband, Alvin, who was a two-term town commissioner when he died in January. William C. Abbott Jr. filed to run for Middleburg commissioner Wednesday. The town needs at least one more candidate for commissioner; with one week left to enter the race, two incumbents, Ruby Atkins and Ray Bullock Sr., have not filed. Henderson, meanwhile, lacks candidates for mayor and for the Ward 4 ward seat on the City Council. But WIZS-AM (1450) reported this morning that Lonnie Davis has announced he will seek re-election to that Ward 4 seat. He and Ward 3’s Elissa Yount are the only City Council members who haven’t filed, and both have said they intend to. The filing period ends Aug. 5 at noon.