Moving On In Lincoln County

When Thomas Ramey submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week, he said in it he did so with "a heavy heart". Yesterday his resignation was accepted by Lincoln County. The now former commissioner submitted his resignation early so he could give Commissioners time to name his replacement. He had unti August 8th to resign from office. That's when he is expected to plead guilty in in connection with an ongoing federal investigation into election fraud during the 2010 Lincoln County Democratic primary. His replacement will be named on August first according to the two remaining commissioners who, because of redistricting, are trying to determine which district Ramey's replacement must represent. His replacement will appear on the ballot in November.