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Early voting ends Friday: Health protocols in place to keep voters safe

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Elections officials continue to adhere to health safety protocols during the last days of early voting, which ends Friday, and will have specific plans in place for voters who cast ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, July 14. According to Childress County Clerk Barbara Spitzer, voters will need…

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Hall County Runoff Election set for July 14

By Scott Mills/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – Along with many things impacted by COVID-19, the voting process has not been spared. The Hall County Clerk’s office shared some protocols that will be standard at all of their locations on Election Day, Tuesday July 14. Masks and gloves will be in full use by officials…

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U.S. Representative primary runoff draws voters

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The important Tuesday, July 14 runoff elections will finalize which Democratic and Republican primary candidates will be on the ballot for the November general election. From the field of 15 candidates for the 13th Congressional District, Josh Winegarner received 38.86% of the vote and Ronny Jackson had…

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Childress sees 11.69% increase of sales tax in April

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress sees the silver lining of COVID-19 with an 11.69% increase of sales tax in April. “I think this is a direct result of our community coming out and supporting our local businesses,” said Childress Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Leary. “Shopping local is important to…

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