High noon marked the end of the filing period for candidates to run for office in Fulton County March 10, with four offices facing challengers.
The office of Fulton County Judge has two candidates in the race, Charles Willett who is the current position holder and Teresa Justice of Viola.
The battle for the office of Fulton County Sheriff has four candidates on the field. Current Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger is running to keep his seat against three Salem residents, Charles Dennie Bost, Scott R. Holloway and Brian Sanderson who have all filed.
There have been three candidates file for the office of Fulton County Assessor. Brad Schaufler, Terry Walker, and Mike Innis will vie for the position.
Four candidates have filed for the county's single constable position. Boyd Dailey, Butch Blair, Christopher M. Spurlock and Monte Lane all want to be Constable for Fulton County Township Number One.
Uncontested positions in Fulton County are County and City Clerk for which Vickie Bishop has filed for reelection. Also, Donna Hall has filed for County Treasurer, Calvin "Buster" Smith for reelection as County Collector, Steven C. Barker as County Coroner, and Brian Keen as County Surveyor.
Gary Cotter announced his candidacy for Fulton County Treasurer in the Jan. 3 issue of The News. However, Cotter did not submit his filing fee before the noon deadline according to Fulton County Clerk Vickie Bishop. As of press time attempts to contact Cotter have not been successful.
In the matter of justice of the peace, Cris Newberry has filed for district one, Lynn Guffey -- district two, Jim Bicker -- district three, Michael C. Barnett -- district four, Michael Roork -- district five, Marjorie Rogers, -- district six, David Cunningham -- district seven, Jack Haney -- district eight and Jimmy Marler -- district nine, all uncontested.
For the position of Fulton County District Court Judge, Jim Short has filed uncontested as non-partisan judicial.
The city of Salem has had Betty Teague file for Alderman Ward One Position One, William "Bill" Newton for Alderman Ward One Position Two, Richard Frazier for Alderman Ward Two Position One and Ted York for Alderman Ward Two Position Two. Dwayne Plumlee has filed for the position of City Attorney.
For the Democratic Fulton County Committee in the Afton precinct Louis Young has filed, Benton/Union -- Keith McHenry, Cleveland -- Bill Newman, Fulton/Mt. Calm -- Garry Williams, Mammoth Spring -- Homer Collins, Myatt -- Patricia Hardin, Pleasant Ridge -- Dale H. Godwin, Southfork/Wilson -- Michael Allen, Strawberry -- William Hurtt, Vidette/Big Creek -- Max Shrable, and Washington -- Boyce Bassham.
No Republican Committee members filed, according to the Fulton County Clerk's Office.