Contested Races Take Shape Across State

Thursday at noon was the deadline for all candidates to submit qualifying petitions to run in the May 6 county primaries. General elections are set for Aug. 7. Contenders -- including a “Saturday Night Live” cast member --  filled the ballots in counties throughout the state including in Davidson, Hamilton, Hawkins, Knox, Madison, Maury, Shelby, Sumner and Williamson counties. Watch for  information on additional races as it becomes available.