Politics

Fayette primary winners and losers have their say

The July 31 primary ended with clear winners in some races, while others will face runoff elections later this month. A number of the candidates were contacted for their thoughts on their campaigns and the results of the election. The comments of those responding thus far are included below. Read More»

Coweta final unofficial results of July 31 primary election

Coweta 28 of 28 precincts reporting

Ga. House D-71
Darryl Marmon, 2,014 votes (27.70%)
Robert Stokely, 5,258 votes (72.30%)

Superior Court, Coweta Circuit
Kevin McMurry, 8,639 votes (48.96%)
Emory Palmer, 8,990 votes (50.95%)

T-SPLOST in Coweta
Yes, 22.55%
No, 77.45%

Coweta Sunday alcohol by the drink
Yes, 62.61%
No, 37.39%

Fayette BoE to set goals for school closures, redistricting at Aug. 6 called meeting

Fayette COunty School Superintendent Jeff Bearden. File photo.

Most people who keep up with the happenings of the Fayette County School System know that the closure of up to five schools is currently under at least theoretical consideration. But there are a number of parameters that will be determined before the Fayette County Board of Education tackles the issue.

To that end, a called meeting will be held on Aug. 6 to discuss those parameters and give direction to the committee that will be charged with doing the research that will help the board reach a decision on the closure issue. Read More»

Democrat BoE Chairman Presberg stands with Republican Hollowell campaigner

Democrat BoE Chairman Presberg stands with Republican Hollowell campaigner

The Fayette County political tradition of street-corner campaigning got a new participant Tuesday morning and maybe the start of a new tradition: Cross-party politicking. Leonard Presberg, appointed chairman of the Fayette County Board of Education and a declared Democrat, stands with a supporter of Post 1 Republican school board candidate Scott Hollowell at the busy intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway. Hollowell was running for the open seat being vacated by Janet Smola in the Republican Primary. Photo/Special.

BoE Chairman Presberg stands with Hollowell campaigner

BoE Chairman Presberg stands with Hollowell campaigner

The Fayette County political tradition of street-corner campaigning got a new participant Tuesday morning and maybe the start of a new tradition: Cross-party politicking. Leonard Presberg, appointed chairman of the Fayette County Board of Education and a declared Democrat, stands with a sign-carrying supporter of Post 1 Republican school board candidate Scott Hollowell at the busy intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway. Hollowell is running for the open seat being vacated by Janet Smola in the Republican Primary today. Photo/Special.

Sheriff race lags far behind judge, magistrate race fund-raising

In the fund-raising department, the race for Fayette County Sheriff is almost a dead heat. Read More»

Good turnout for NAACP candidates’ forum

Good turnout for NAACP candidates’ forum

The meeting room at the Fayetteville Library was packed July 17 as nearly every candidate for local and state office was on hand to respond to questions and explain why they should be elected. The forum was sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sec. of State clears Mabra on residency challenge

It looked like Ronnie Mabra might be excluded from the ballot in the three-way race for the new Dist. 63 seat in the Ga. House of Representatives. But Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Wednesday afternoon reversed a recommendation from the Office of State Administrative Hearings, ruling that Mabra is a qualified candidate for the race. Read More»

Advance vote at one of 3 locations in Fayette this week

Voters wishing to cast their ballots ahead of election day, Tuesday, July 31, may do so all this week at three locations in Fayette County. Read More»

Dienhart says he’ll vote ‘no’ on T-SPLOST

Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard took a few seconds at the end of Thursday’s council meeting to highlight information compiled on the regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) that is posted on the city’s website.

While Learnard said she was not advocating one way or the other about the proposed 10-year levy because she feels it’s a decision up to voters, Councilman George Dienhart pointed that that 52 percent of the funds are going for mass transit, which he said has made the project list “controversial.” Read More»

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