Politics

Haddix, Logsdon settle for a ‘sorry’

Mayor apologizes for email saying ex-mayor came to meetings ‘part drunk’

Perhaps it is appropriate that in the season of “peace on earth, good will toward men” that Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix and former Mayor Harold Logsdon have reached a settlement in their libel lawsuit Read More»

Santa gets some political help

Santa gets some political help

Who is that bearded guy? Santa Claus came to downtown Fayetteville recently to help the Fayette County Republican Party and their efforts to wrap Christmas presents for area residents. Closer scrutiny of the jolly old elf revealed that it wasn’t Santa at all, but rather Fayette County Commissioner Allen McCarty who said he had received a call from Santa asking that he stand in for him. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Crane wins Seabaugh’s Senate seat in Coweta

District 28 Senator-elect Mike Crane.

The votes are in and Mike Crane has been elected to fill the Dist. 28 state Senate seat vacated by Mitch Seabaugh. Crane received 60.4 percent of the vote in defeating Duke Blackburn in the Dec. 6 runoff election.

Voters from Coweta, Carroll, Heard and Troup counties had their say, giving Crane 5,381 votes compared to 3,521 from Blackburn. That translates into a 60.4 percent approval for Crane and 39.6 percent for Blackburn. Read More»

Westmoreland endorses Gingrich for GOP nomination

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. File photo.

Third District U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a former Fayette County resident, has endorsed Newt Gingrich for president.

“Newt is a true conservative and a proven leader who has focused his campaign on the issues, presenting real solutions to the problems facing our country today,” Congressman Westmoreland said. “He is uniting conservatives across the country and I believe he is the best man to defeat President Obama. I’m proud to put my support behind Newt and look forward to helping him win back the White House.” Read More»

Senate runoff race coming Dec. 6

It is down to the wire for Mike Crane and Duke Blackburn. The top two vote-getters in the runoff election for the Dist. 28 state Senate seat are set to have the voters make their choice on Dec. 6.

Dist. 28 includes all of Coweta and Heard counties and portions of Carroll and Troup counties.
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Rep. Ramsey: Legislature to focus on pro-business issues

State Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City). File photo.

It’s getting closer to January, when the Georgia Legislature convenes for its annual session of adding, subtracting, amending and deleting Georgia law.

The upcoming session will of course be dominated by the budget again, but Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, is hopeful that after the past several years of significant cuts the state has reached a point where the revenue and expenses are more stable. Read More»

Candidates for Dist. 28 seat answer questions

The time for voters in Senate Dist. 28 to have their say is fast approaching. And leading up to the Dec. 6 vote The Citizen thought it would be good if voters could hear from the two candidates vying for the seat previously held by Mitch Seabaugh. Candidates Duke Blackburn (R) and Mike Crane (R) were the top vote-getters in the Nov. 8 special election. Both responded to three general questions pertaining to the qualities they possess, their suggestions on the economy and their take on the federal government’s interaction with the states. Read More»

19% turnout produces historic F’ville election

Jo Muratti joined numerous other Fayetteville residents at the library on Tuesday, Nov. 8, casting her ballot in three city council races and one alcoholic beverage sales question. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Nov. 8 city election signaled a sweeping change for the City Council, producing a new mayor and two new council members, including the first black person ever elected to a governing post in Fayetteville.

Voters at the end of the day had replaced long-time Mayor Ken Steele and Councilman Wilson Price. In their places will be Mayor-elect Greg Clifton and, on the City Council, Edward Johnson in the Post 1 seat and Mickey Edwards in the Post 2 seat.
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Senoia council seats retained, Palmetto sees regime change

The Nov. 8 elections in Senoia and Palmetto represented opposite ends of the political spectrum when it came to the fate of incumbents and challengers. In the two Senoia at-large City Council races incumbents Maurice Grover and Bobby Graham were re-elected. And in Palmetto Mayor John Miller was defeated by former Mayor Clark Boddie, while in the at-large races for three council seats the outcome saw incumbent Leon Sumlin retaining his seat and challengers Patty O’Hara Willey and Larry Parrott picking up the other two. Read More»

Blackburn, Crane to face-off in Dec. 6 Senate runoff election

The numbers in the nine-way race to fill the unexpired term of state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (Dist. 28) are in and the top two vote-getters on Nov. 8 were Newnan residents Duke Blackburn and Mike Crane. The two will face off in a runoff election on Dec. 6.

Blackburn received 2,718 votes, or 26.28 percent of the total while Crane ended the night with 2,095 votes, or 20.25 percent. Both men qualified on the Republican ticket. Read More»

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