Politics

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»

Voters question state court, magistrate candidates

Peachtree City Municipal Court Judge Stephen Ott (L) and incumbent Fayette County State Court Judge Carla McMillian (R). Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is not common during an election cycle for judicial candidates to be able to have their say at a community forum. But that is what happened June 14 when candidates for Fayette County Magistrate Court judge and Fayette County State Court judge met before 200 voters in Fayetteville. Read More»

GIRMA defends paying Haddix legal bill under contract’s ‘duty to defend’

The agency that provides “risk management” coverage to Peachtree City contends Read More»

NAACP appeals ruling against Fayette district voting map

A federal court judge’s denial of a new district voting map for the Fayette County Board of Education is being appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More»