Friday, Aug. 28, 2015    Login | Register           

Coweta Commission: Lassetter wins/Stover and Blackburn move to Aug. runoff

Update: There were only two local contested races in the Coweta County July 20 Republican Primary. And voters in the races for the District 2 and 3 Coweta County Commission races had their say and re-elected incumbent District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter, while District 3 candidates David Stover and Bob Blackburn will face each other again in the Aug. 10 runoff.

The District 2 race on the Coweta County Commission featured Lassetter and challenger Eddie Wilson. Lassetter won the contest with 59.79 percent of the vote compared to 40.21 percent for Wilson. A total of 1,731 votes were cast in the election, with 1,035 going to Lassetter and Wilson receiving 696.

The District 3 commission seat was a three-way between candidates Bob Blackburn, George Harper, and David Stover. Incumbent Commissioner Randolph Collins opted not to run for re-election.

The District 3 race was close, with Blackburn garnering 909 votes, or 36.3 percent, Stover taking 893 votes, or 35.66 percent and Harper receiving 702 votes, or 28.04 percent.

The runoff for the District 3 commission seat between Stover and Blackburn will be held Aug. 10

Topic: 
Location: 

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

Sponsored Content

Opinion

When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7 The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The score remained 7-0 until the fourth quarter.

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.