E-SPLOST leads in early voting count, Bacallao beating Smith

UPDATE 8:24 p.m. — Fayette early vote ONLY:

E-SPLOST: Yes 17,204 (52.03%), No 15,859 (47.97%)

Bacallao 20,405 (63.99%), Smith 11,483 (36.01%)

Charter schools: Yes 20,433 (62.54%), No 12,241 (37.46%) Read More»

Local election results here tonight

UPDATE 9:40 p.m. — With all precincts reporting, the ESPLOST passed with 53.72 percent of the vote and Mary Kay Bacallao won the Post 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education with 64.81 percent.

Also, Fayetteville voters have approved the TAD referendum 2-to-1, according to the Fayette County Elections Office.

Here are the races and the questions (results currently are from early voting machines ONLY): Read More»

Waiting to be early

Waiting to be early

The last day of early voting Friday brought a long line at the Fayette County Commission meeting room in downtown Fayetteville, but the wait wasn't terribly long. There will be no early voting Monday and those who haven't voted must visit their precinct Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to cast their ballots. Weather forecasts call for a good chance for rain Tuesday morning, tapering off later in the day. We'll post election results as they come in Tuesday night at www.TheCitizen.com. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette hits ‘racial map’ drawn by NAACP

The latest dispute in the district voting lawsuit is whether or not a new county commission district map proposed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was drawn solely for racial reasons Read More»

One-third of Fayette has already voted

4th location opens for early voting

Aside from the questions on the Nov. 6 ballot, the other question is how many people will be left to vote on election day? As of Tuesday morning, more than 24,000 of Fayette County’s 82,000 eligible voters had already cast their ballots in early voting. When you add the more than 2,300 absentee ballots already returned, that’s nearly one-third of the entire Fayette voting pool. Read More»

Tea Party concerned about Fayette school system

Meeting Tues. will examine finances, seek solutions

With school closings and near-certain personnel cuts facing the Fayette County School System next year due to a steep decline in local and state revenue, the Fayette County Issues Tea Party will examine potential financial solutions at a meeting Tuesday night at the amenities center in the Whitewater Creek subdivision. Read More»

Smith, Marlowe square-off in Coweta commission forum

Coweta County voters Monday night got a look at the two candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Coweta County Commission. Incumbent Al Smith (D) and challenger Hayden Marlowe (R) fielded questions from the Newnan-Coweta Chamber. The District 5 commission seat encompasses the Newnan area. Read More»

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»

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