Politics

Early voting sparse in Fayette

Through Tuesday morning, 197 people have taken advantage of the early voting offered at the Fayette County Elections office in downtown Fayetteville in advance of the July 20 primary election, officials said.

Voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early, and polls are open Monday through Friday at the elections office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Early voting will continue exclusively at the elections office for several weeks and it will expand July 12-16 with voting locations open at the Peachtree City and Tyrone libraries. Read More»

Don’t tread on . . . our Tea Party

The Board of Directors of the South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to local candidates for any office linking the phrase “Tea Party candidate” to their campaign.

The bottom line to candidates, the board said in a June 8 letter, is that the SATP has not endorsed any candidate. The group also advised candidates not to try to cash in on the Tea Party name without an endorsement by the local organization. Read More»

Ready to make your vote count? Early voting starts next Monday

Voters with itchy trigger fingers can get their fix starting Monday at the Fayette County Board of Elections office in downtown Fayetteville.

The actual date for the primary is July 20, but there will be plenty of opportunity for electors to duck election day altogether. Six weeks’ worth, in fact.

Ballot machines will be at the ready Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More»

Fayette Commission candidates face public

Fayette County Commission hopefuls listen to audience questions at a Monday night forum. (L-R) Incumbent Eric Maxwell and his opponent Allen McCarty; challenger Steve Brown and his opponent, incumbent Chairman Jack Smith. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Incumbents Smith, Maxwell defend West Bypass; challengers say Fayette quality of life at stake Read More»

Fayette Commission candidates at Christ Church Monday night

The July 20 primary is closing in. Those interested in hearing from the four candidates for two Fayette County Commission seats can get a closer look Monday night in an event hosted by the Fayette County Tea Party.

The candidates scheduled for the event are Post 5 County Commissioner Eric Maxwell and challenger Allen McCarty of Fayetteville along with Post 4 Commissioner Jack Smith and his challenger, former Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown.

An informal 30-minute meet and greet period will run from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Read More»

44 nominated for 2 Fayette Superior Court judgeships

A total of 44 people have been nominated for an appointment to fill the two judicial vacancies on the Griffin Judicial Circuit Supreior Court created by the resignations of of Judges Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. and Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

Town hall meeting and candidate forum May 24

The Fayette County Tea Party is hosting a Town Hall meeting May 24 to let you meet, greet and hear from the candidates running for the two open Fayette County Board of Commissioner seats to be decided upon in the 2010 primary election.

The Town Hall Meeting will only be about Fayette County issues.

An informal 30 minute meet and greet period will be held from 7- 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Superintendent Cox leaving

Heading to private company aimed at bringing Britian's success to U.S. schools

Former Fayette County school teacher Kathy Cox announced today she is stepping down from her position as Georgia’s school superintendent as of June 30. Read More»

Bost throws his support to Brown against Smith for County Commission Post 4

Two candidates running against incumbent Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith have decided to combine their efforts to defeat Smith with one dropping out of the race. Read More»

New faces, old names qualify for 4 posts on commission, school board

Four fresh faces will be on the ballots in July and November for three of the four available seats on the Fayette County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. Read More»

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