Politics

Horgan appeals ethics slap

Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan is challenging an independent panel’s finding that he violated the county’s ethics ordinance by possessing a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his truck May 23, 2009.

Last week Horgan’s attorney Rick Lindsey argued to senior Superior Court Judge Byron Smith that Horgan was not acting as a county commissioner at the time, and was not in a county-owned vehicle, so he should not be held to the county’s ethics standards for the infractions.

Horgan is asking the court to overturn the ethics ruling. Read More»

Early voting begins for Aug. 10 runoff

Early voting for the primary runoff election Aug. 10 began Monday in three locations in Fayette County.

Voters may cast early ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today through Friday at:
• The county elections office at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208;
• The Peachtree City Library at 201 Willowbend Road next to City Hall; or
• The Tyrone Library at 143 Commerce Drive.

There will be no early voting on Monday as officials prepare for the runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 10 in which voters must go to their regular precinct to cast a vote. Read More»

Early voting starts for Aug. 10 runoff

Statewide races for Rep. governor, insurance commissioner, other hang in balance with Dem. secretary of state nomination

Early voting for the primary runoff election Aug. 10 started today in three locations in Fayette County. Read More»

Election: Brown, McCarty win most of Fayette’s 36 precincts

Incumbents Smith, Maxwell fare best in PTC polls

One of the biggest questions left from last week’s primary election was how deposed Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown, who had seemed to have spent all his political capital in two successive failed elections, managed to unseat sitting Fayette County Commissioner Jack Smith. Read More»

Brown/McCarty victory a stunner

Todd easily wins reelection over newcomer Cave Read More»

Brown, McCarty, Todd victorious

Incumbent commissioners Smith, Maxwell unseated by former PTC mayor and political newcomer

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. — With only 250 mailed in absentee ballots and one early voting machine left to be tallied, it is certain that county commission challengers Steve Brown and Allen McCarty have upset incumbents Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. Bob Todd also held onto his seat on the Fayette County Board of Education.

Brown has 7,420 votes to incumbent Jack Smith's 6,506 votes in the Post 4 commission race. In Post 5, McCarty has a 7,415 to 6,236 edge over incumbent Eric Maxwell.

Incumbent Board of Education member Bob Todd has retained a significant lead with 8,446 to 5,200 compiled by challenger Charlie Cave. Read More»

Early voting nets 3,800 ballots in Fayette

Some voters can use license for quick ‘scan’ check-in at polls tomorrow

Some 3,801 ballots for tomorrow’s primary election have already been cast, Read More»

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»

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