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General News

Early voting begins Oct. 15

By JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post

For those of you who have decided which candidates you support, you will have your chance to cast your ballots during the early voting period which begins on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and continues through Thursday, Oct. 30.

Of course, if you have not made up your mind yet, you can cast your ballots on Election Day, Nov. 4.

As of Thursday, there were 65,840 registered voters in Wilson County, said Lynn Harris, administrator of elections for the Wilson County Election Commission.

With Election Commission workers continuing to sort mail and process voter registration forms that were either mailed or brought in by prospective voters in person, Harris noted, "We’ll be over 66,000 easily. We’re working on it."

She said about 400 voters turned in their forms during office hours on Monday and several hundred arrived by mail. Monday, Oct. 6 was the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 election.

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General Sports

CU whips Faulkner 38-3

From Post staff reports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama native Dexter Elston scored on the first play of the game and the Cumberland defense recorded a pair of first half goalline stands as the Bulldogs rolled to a 38-3 victory over winless Faulkner Saturday afternoon.

Elston, a sophomore from Huntsville, raced 60 yards on the game’s first play and then caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Matt Eads with 27 seconds left before halftime.

Cumberland (3-3 / 2-0 MSC West) posted 518 yards of total offense in the contest, including 276 on the ground.

Elston led the way with 72 yards on four carries, while Ronez Harris added seven rushes for 52 yards and Ervin Young had seven carries for 47 yards.

Eads had another productive day through the air, completing 12-of-16 for 225 yards and two scores.

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