DeKalb Mayor's Race on June 7 Ballot

By: Renee' LaSalle
By: Renee' LaSalle

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Incumbent DeKalb Mayor Homer Hall, Jr., is seeking his second term. He says that he and the Board of Aldermen have done a lot of good during his first term in office.

Hall cites an improved water and sewer system and new jobs created at the Kemper County Industrial Park.

"I've lived in DeKalb most all my life. I work here in DeKalb and I want to make sure that DeKalb stays a great place for our people and for my family and other people's family to grow up and be proud to be from here," said Hall.

Challenger Tracy Naylor is a lifelong resident of Kemper County. Naylor refused an interview with WTOK, but said in a statement to the Kemper County Messenger that, if elected, he would work to bring new opportunity and growth to DeKalb.

Jimmy White is the third candidate in the race. White was born and raised in DeKalb. He declined an on camera interview, but told WTOK that he's running for mayor to bring about a change.

"I've built many good relations with the Economic Development Board, the board of supervisors. We work well together, as well as my board," said Hall. "Most things are accomplished together as a team. No one can do it by themselves and I'd like to think that we work well together, and I know that we can continue if I stay in office."

Municipal elections will be held in the board room of the former Town Hall, which is now the DeKalb Police Department. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.


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