Grandmother brings twist to Sorrento race

  // Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:35 //
Advocate staff photo by David J. Mitchell --- Fern Barnett, a 71-year-old great-grandmother and retired assistant town clerk, qualified Wednesday for the Nov. 4 special election to fill the remaining term of convicted former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. as Barnett already had campaign signs in her front yard. Barnett is resisting a push from town officials who are also asking voters Nov. 4 to abolish the Police Department and the elected position of chief of police.
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Sorrento election will decide fate of police chief, department

SORRENTO — Fern Barnett, a 71-year-old great-grandmother, is running to be the next chief of police Nov. 4, and in doing so, has likely prevented the quick end to the Police Department that town officials have been building momentum toward for more than a year.

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