Politics

BoE incumbent Dr. Todd challenged by Cave

Charlie Cave

Cave declines face-to-face interview

The time has come for Fayette County voters to have their say on who wins the the Post 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education in the July 20 primary. Voters will make their choice between incumbent BOE member Dr. Bob Todd and challenger Charlie Cave, both Republicans. Read More»

Countdown to July 20: Smith vs. Brown, Maxwell vs. McCarty

Fayette County Commission candidates in the July 20 Republican Primary.

Voters in the July 20 primary certainly have two different options to choose from for the Post 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

One of their few similarities: neither is new to Fayette politics. Read More»

Campaign finances: Maxwell raises $72K, Smith raises $25K

Who’s got the biggest political war chest for local elections? Nobody else comes close to incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, who lists more than $72,000 in contributions and nearly $42,000 in expenditures to keep his Post 5 slot on the board. Read More»

Charlie Cave: BoE’s ‘invisible candidate’

It appears to have become the case of the invisible candidate, or at least one that does not return messages. At issue is the candidacy of Charlie Cave, the challenger in the race for the Post 4 seat of the Fayette County Board of Education held by Dr. Bob Todd. To date, after repeated attempts to contact him and despite his promise to contact The Citizen to be interviewed, Cave has not been heard from. Read More»

GOP race for school board: Anti-Todd email rumor traced to Smola

Bob Todd (L) and Janet Smola (R), members of the Fayette County Board of Education.

The Great HighGrove Redistricting Rumor turns out to be a case of one sitting Board of Education member — Janet Smola — politicking against the reelection of her fellow board member, Bob Todd. Read More»

Todd: Redistricting email ‘bold-faced lie’

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd.

Controversial in its intent or not, a June 19 email from Peachtree City attorney and HighGrove subdivision resident Doug Warner over past actions and Read More»

Fayette Chief Judge Edwards to seek re-election

Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards has announced he will seek a fourth term on the bench.

Edwards, a Brooks resident, was elected to the bench in 1998 and re-elected for subsequent terms in 2002 and 2006. He hears cases in the Griffin Judicial Circuit which includes Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson counties.

Edwards has run unopposed the past two elections. Qualifying for the non-partisan race begins Monday, June 28 at 9 a.m. and runs through noon Friday, July 2. Read More»

Candidate meet and greet Tuesday night at PTC Wyndham

Bevy of candidates from local, state, federal offices expected

Voters wanting to hear directly from the candidates will have just that chance Tuesday night at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. Read More»

6 on governor's short list for 2 vacant Fayette judgeships

Six local judges and attorneys have made the final list of nominees for the two Superior Court vacancies in the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette County. The judges on the list are Read More»

GAE endorses only Democrats for statewide offices

The 43,000-member Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) on Monday released its list of endorsements for the upcoming statewide primaries. It was no surprise that only Democrats won GAE approval.

"Ours is a very exacting and detailed two-step process," said GAE President Jeff Hubbard. "Our political action committee, the GAE Fund for Public Education Committee, first sent out questionnaires to all declared candidates for statewide offices. We next set up face-to-face interviews with those who responded to the questionnaires so the committee could ask any clarifying questions." Read More»

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