Politics

In Fayette, Brown wins; runoff election July 22 for Senate seat

Incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown won re-election Tuesday, avoiding a runoff despite a three-man field for the District 3 seat.

This was the only chance most Peachtree City residents will have to elect a county commissioner with the advent of district voting, which scraps the at-large format that allowed all county residents to cast votes for all five members of the county commission and the board of education. Read More»

Brown wins his PTC district; Harbin, Studdard in runoff for Ga. Senate

Confounding his vocal critics, Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in Tuesday Republican voting overpowered two former mayors of Peachtree City to win the Post 3 slot without a runoff with a 52 percent total.

Brown has no Democrat opposition in November, so he is assured of another four years on the commission.
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2014 primary election results

2014 primary election results

Steve Brown held off two opponents to win re-election to the Fayette County Commission, as all nine precincts have reported and he had a 321 vote spread with 52.6 percent of the District 3 vote over fellow former mayors Harold Logsdon and Don Haddix.

There will be a runoff for the Post 4 Republican primary as none of the four candidates won a majority of the votes. Diane Basham led with 948 votes at 38.79 percent followed by John Kimbell in second with 882 votes (36.09 percent). They will meet in the July runoff as Jane Owens finished with 360 votes and Mindy Fredrikson got 254 votes. Read More»

Sen. Chambliss delivers help for Fayette veteran, Westmoreland not so much

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA 3).

“To this day I’ve never heard from Westmoreland”
Rep. Westmoreland staffer sorry for snafu, blames omitted info
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Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Esther DeFranco, front, and Suzan Jindra cast their ballots in the primary election Thursday afternoon during early voting at the Peachtree City Library. Early voting ends Friday, May 16, with all precincts open for business May 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo/John Munford.

Coweta early voting ends May 16

The opportunity for Coweta County voters to take advantage of early voting is about to come to an end. May 12 through May 16 will mark the last time voters can weigh-in on candidates featured in the three contested races in the May 20 primary.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 553 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three non-partisan seats on the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Early voting this Saturday in F’ville

Early voting has begun Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three locations in Fayette County: the Peachtree City Library, Tyrone Town Hall and the county’s elections office in downtown Fayetteville.

Polls will also be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only at the elections office in Fayetteville, which meets a federal requirement to offer Saturday voting during a federal election. Read More»

Manning, Johnston, Harbin lead campaign contributions race

Manning, Johnston, Harbin lead campaign contributions race

If money talks, we may have a pretty good idea of who the frontrunners are in the seven-man race to replace Tyrone resident Ronnie Chance as the state senator for the 16th district, which includes parts of Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Lamar counties. Read More»

Early voting starts in Coweta

Coweta residents are beginning to take advantage of the early voting dates for the few contested races in the May 20 primaries.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 190 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education.

Early voting runs through May 16 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the voter registration office at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The office will also be open on Saturday, May 3, and again on Saturday, May 10 during the same hours. Read More»

Early voting underway in F’ville

Early voting has started in the primary election, as those who have already made their minds up can hit the ballot touchscreens Monday through Friday up through May 16 at the county elections office in downtown Fayetteville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Next week, early voting starts at the Peachtree City Library and at Tyrone Town Hall with the same days and hours: Monday through Friday up through May 16.

Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer noted that voters may use any of the early voting locations regardless of where they live. Read More»

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