Politics

Smith, Bacallao answer questions at C of C-sponsored forum

(L) Terri Smith, incumbent but running for the first time as a Democrat after switching parties this year, and (R) Mary Kay Bacallao, the Republican candidate in her second race against Smith. Photos/Special.

More than 100 voters last week got to hear it “straight from the horses’ mouths” at a candidate question and answer session hosted by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce at Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

On the political hot seats for the Post 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education were incumbent homemaker and newly-proclaimed Democrat Terri Smith and her challenger, college professor and Republican Mary Kay Bacallao.

Both received questions prepared by university leaders on behalf of the chamber and also direct questions asked by audience members. Read More»

SEAL: U.S. involved in a ‘cold civil war’

Former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith speaking at the Peachtree City rally. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith gave the crowd at the Restore America Rally at Drake Field in Peachtree City plenty to think about. Speaking on topics ranging from the current state of America and its potential future to the relevance of Christianity in American life, the North Carolina resident was one of a number of speakers at the Oct. 20 rally sponsored by the South Atlanta Tea Party. Read More»

Petition seeks recall of BoE member Bob Todd

The last time a recall effort was initiated in Fayette County it was County Commissioner Robert Horgan in the crosshairs. This month, another such effort has begun to recall Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd. Read More»

Fayette early voters turn out by the thousands

Long lines for early voting — With under two weeks before Election Day Nov. 6, hundreds of Fayette County residents have lined up to vote early for offices ranging from president to school board member. At the Fayette County Board of Elections office in Fayetteville Monday, these voters await their turn at the electronic voting machines. Photo/John Munford.

Saturday voting this weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., early voting all next week

As of noon Monday, more than 8,000 Fayette County residents have cast their ballots for the upcoming November general election. That’s just under 10 percent of the total eligible voters — 81,792 — according to the Fayette County Elections Office. Read More»

Learnard joins Dienhart in supporting ESPLOST vote

Dienhart: $40M shortfall too much for school system to absorb

Another member of the Peachtree City Council has stuck her neck out in favor of extending the proposed educational sales tax (ESPLOST) for another five years for the Fayette County School System.

At the end of Thursday’s council meeting, Kim Learnard said she would vote for the ESPLOST, in large part because the provision to pay down school system debt has lowered property taxes across the board over the past several years. Read More»

Sat. voting comes to Fayette on Oct. 27

Saturday voting is coming to Fayette County Oct. 27 in Peachtree City, Tyrone and Fayetteville.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, voters will be able to cast ballots at the Peachtree City library, the Tyrone Town Hall and the county elections office in Fayetteville.

If you can’t wait until then, you can go ahead and cast your vote this coming Monday through Friday at those same locations between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

All early voting will cease at the close of Friday, Nov. 2 in advance of all 36 voting precincts opening on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for election day. Read More»

Early voting underway in Coweta

The 2012 General Election is just around the corner, and early voting for the Nov. 6 election is underway. Early voting includes the ability to cast your vote today (Saturday) and again next Saturday, Oct. 27.

Early voting in Coweta County is held at only one location, the elections office located at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Early voting will also be available at the same location for Saturday voting on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. until noon and on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Read More»

Proposed charter school amendment: Fayette battle lines drawn

One of the hottest political topics statewide is the proposed state constitutional amendment that would create a new state board empowered to approve public charter school applications. Read More»

‘Restore America Rally’ set for PTC on Sat.

An Oct. 20 event sponsored by the South Atlanta Tea Party is one that organizers say will be filled with an afternoon of speakers that will help clarify and expound on conservative values. The “Restore America Rally” will be held from noon until 3 p.m. at Drake Field in Peachtree City. Read More»

Early voting underway this week on BoE race, E-SPLOST renewal, charters

You can’t vote often, but you can vote early.

Starting Monday, Oct. 15, there will be three locations in the county where all voters may cast ballots: The Peachtree City Library and the Tyrone Town Hall will join the Fayette County elections office in downtown Fayetteville in offering early voting. Read More»

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