Filing deadline nears

February 28, at noon will be the deadline to file for the 2014 Macon County Elections.

According to the Board of Elections, another person has entered the race for the District I County Commission seat in Highlands. John Shearl filed for that election on February 21. He joins incumbent Jim Tate and Michael D. Rogers in the Highlands County Commission race.

A third name has also entered the election for register of deeds. On February 21, Jamie Cochran, a Republican, filed to run for the seat. Democrats Nicki Tallent and incumbent Todd Raby have also officially entered the race.