Politics

Forum to feature Coweta Superior Court candidates

Candidates for Coweta County Superior Court judge will face off in a forum in Senoia on July 26. The forum will feature Kevin McMurry and Emory Palmer, running for the Superior Court seat in the Coweta Judicial Circuit which includes Coweta, Carroll, Heard, Meriwether and Troup Counties.

Organizers Lee Norman and Joe Cannin said the purpose of the forum is to allow the citizens of Senoia and southeast Coweta County area to hear the candidate’s views on why they feel they should be elected to the Superior Court. Read More»

Ramsey says federal ruling upholds Ga. immigration law

A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court published last month validates a provision of Georgia’s new immigration law that allows police to check the immigration status of criminal suspects, according to Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City, one of the sponsors of the Georgia law that was approved last year.

The Georgia law imposes a requirement that businesses must swear they are using the E-Verify system to hire new employees. Read More»

Stokely, Marmon square off to represent part of PTC

Darryl Marmon (L) and Robert Stokely exchange views at forum. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A July 2 forum sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce featured Coweta County Solicitor Robert Stokely and attorney Darryl Marmon, both of Sharpsburg and both running for the District 71 seat in the Ga. House of Representatives being vacated by Rep. Billy Horne.

What used to be a House district situated solely in east Coweta, the re-drawn district now includes areas of northwest Peachtree City. Read More»

Coweta, Fayette early voting starts July 9

July 31 will be a pivotal date for those running in contested primary elections in Coweta and Fayette counties, along with issues such as the regional transportation (TSPLOST) referendum, but anyone wanting to beat the crowds at the polling place can take advantage of early voting that begins July 9 and runs through July 27. Read More»

Early voting for July 31 starts Monday

Early birds wanting to cast their ballots can do so starting Monday morning at 8 a.m. at the Fayette County elections office in downtown Fayetteville.

The three-week advance voting period starts July 9 and will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, July 27.

The early birds will have a lot of pecking to do on the voting touch screens as the July election features all the non-partisan races such as those for local and state judgeships along with partisan races for sheriff, tax commissioner, county commission posts and board of education posts. Read More»

Commission candidates on defensive at Tea Party forum

Several candidates for the three seats on the Fayette County Commission found themselves on the defensive at the June 19 candidate forum hosted by the Fayette County Local Issues Tea Party. Read More»

BoE candidates quizzed on closings, 3-2 votes

Fayette Board of Education candidates for Post 1 (L-R) Scott Hollowell and Barry Marchman, and for Post 2 (center to R)  Mary Kay Bacallao and Gary Griffin. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Supt. Bearden’s role questioned, criticized; Tyrone closing iffy

Harvest Christian Community Center in Fayetteville was the setting for a forum for candidates running in two contested races on the Fayette County Board of Education. The forum covered a wealth of topics such as Fayette County School System finances, split votes by the school board, potential school closures and at-large voting. Read More»

Courting voters at PTC Rotary Club’s Meet and Greet

Courting voters at PTC Rotary Club’s Meet and Greet

Lee Ann Bartlett (L) and George Wingo (R) met with constituents at Tuesday night’s Candidate Meet and Greet event at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Bartlett is seeking the tax commissioner post currently held by the incumbent Wingo. Composite photos/Ben Nelms.

Fayette Commission debate focuses on bypass, responsiveness

Fayette Commission Post 2 candidate Jack Smith. Photo/John Munford.

All eight candidates for three posts up for grabs on the Fayette County Commission squared off in a forum June 19 hosted by the Fayette Local Issues Tea Party. Read More»

Incumbent Sheriff Hannah, contender Babb face off at forum

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah (L) and challenger Barry Babb (R). Photos/Ben Nelms.

It was not exactly a showdown beween Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah and challenger Barry Babb but the candidate’s forum held June 14 did give the nearly 200 in attendance a closer look at the candidates and their different perspectives on law enforcement.

Babb currently serves with the Atlanta Police Department and, prior to that time, spent 22 years with the sheriff’s office. Hannah was elected sheriff in 2008 and has worked with the sheriff’s office for 37 years. Read More»

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