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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Lunenburg Special Election for Sheriff: A Nice Guy Finishes First!


"Nice guys finish last"...but not this time!

Arthur Townsend - who was recently fired by interim Sheriff Randall Stoots for not being "loyal" - wins Lunenburg's special election for Sheriff!

Though the State Board of Elections hasn't verified the results, it appears that Sheriff Randall Stoots is on the bottom looking up at both Arthur Townsend and Jimmy Moses in Lunenburg's Special Election for Sheriff which took place yesterday.

Will this serve as a "wake up call" to other local elected officials in Southside Virginia who consistently exercise poor judgement? Let's hope so, or the ghost of Barney Fife could come calling on those folks next!

The Iconoclast congratulates the voters of Lunenburg County for selecting Arthur Townsend as their next Sheriff. Our sources in the area indicate that Mr. Townsend is experienced, professional, and well-liked by citizens of the County. We feel confident that Mr. Townsend will make better decisions than his (albeit temporary) predecessor, Mr. Randall Stoots.

We here at the Iconcolcast hope that newly elected Sheriff Townsend will offer Jimmy Moses back his former job, which Moses was unjustly fired from a few months ago by Stoots.

Additionally the Iconoclast hopes that Mr. Townsend will publically offer Randall Stoots the option to stay on as a Deputy with Lunenburg County. Thus showing real leadership, professionalism, and courage - which is something Mr. Townsend was unjustly denied when Stoots dismissed him after 20 + years of dedicated service. We know this is asking alot, but we feel that Mr. Townsend is up to the task! Whether or not Mr. Stoots chooses to accept such an offer is his choice...

So, nice guys don't alwasy finish last do they?! Congratulations to Arthur Townsend, and we wish him the best of luck in his new, and well deserved position!

(Note: The photograph above is not Arthur Townsend addressing the media after his victory, but rather someone who is happy about the results of another unrelated election!)

8 Comments:

  • At 8/09/2006 3:52 PM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    Not only does it appears that Stoots got beat, but he got crushed..look at the numbers, from a poster on a previous story:

    "Townsend a little more than 1600, Moses a little more than 1200, Stoots a little more than 300, Jackson a little more than 100. Will send exact numbers when they are verified"


    Wow!

     
  • At 8/10/2006 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This was probably a just end result. I hope we can get back to norman and move ahead towards brighter days. Wonder what we shall have to talk about now?

     
  • At 8/11/2006 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Southside Messenger is reporting that Jimmy Moses has been offered his old job back.

    Good. Townsend is on his way to being a good Sheriff in my humble opinion.

     
  • At 8/14/2006 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good for Arthur! Horay!

     
  • At 9/04/2006 3:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I didn't realize that once you're sheriff you can go back to being a deputy. Will someone please clairify that for me.

     
  • At 9/07/2006 2:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What kind of wingnut editor allows an article to be published along with a photograph unrelated and misleading to the story?

    "The photograph above is not Arthur Townsend addressing the media after his victory, but rather someone who is happy about the results of another unrelated election!"

    Let's submit this brilliant journalistic achievement to the Nobel Prize committee.

     
  • At 10/10/2006 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    (Note: The photograph above is not Arthur Townsend addressing the media after his victory, but rather someone who is happy about the results of another unrelated election!)

    What in the WORLD is wrong with the editor of this newsletter? Has anyone ever seen any journalist do something like this before? This would be a great Iconoclast...if only we could find a literate editor.

     
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