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Coweta Chamber to hold candidates forum

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum on Monday, Oct. 18 to give Coweta County citizens the chance to hear ideas from and pose questions to those running for local and national office.

The forum will be held at the Chamber’s offices in Newnan at 6 p.m. and will feature U.S. Representative District Three challenger Democrat Frank Saunders and incumbent Republican Lynn Westmoreland. 

Also for the local Coweta County School Board elections the event will feature District One At Large Incumbent Michael Sumner and challenger April Parker as well as District One contenders Amy Dees, Andrew Krause, and Jimmy Harrison. 

The first forum will be Coweta County School Board District 1, the second will be Coweta County School Board District 1 At Large, and the third forum will be U.S. Representative District Three.

To learn more about the Candidates Forums, contact the Chamber at 770-253-2270 or



It always amazes me how few vote in elections, whether elections are local, state or national. I would guess excuses include they’re too busy, they don’t know who to vote for or their vote doesn’t mean much or they forget or they just don‘t care. With early and absentee voting, forgetting is no excuse. Surely you can find time to vote with early voting now at the Fayette County elections office and starting October 25-29 at the PTC library, and of course there is Nov. 2. The internet has loads of information and forums people can look at to learn about a candidate. One vote can mean a difference as seen in the past primaries, i.e. Karen Handel lost by one vote per precinct against Nathan Deal.

In these times as government is getting bigger, more intrusive, more expensive, more arrogant (not reading bills before passing) and more corrupt - not voting is giving your consent. The founding fathers realized in order to retain freedom that the people had to educate themselves and stay involved. Today the politicians count on our ignorance and complacency to keep themselves in power. If you are happy with the status quo than by all means stay home, but if you want to send the politicians a message then GO VOTE and then keep after them to make sure they keep their word!

<a href="">Obama is like a Chilean miner, Harry Reid says</a>

<cite>In a speech to supporters in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Reid said that when Obama replaced George W. Bush in the White House he found himself in a "hole so deep that he couldn't see the outside world.

"It was like the Chilean miners, but he, being the man he is, rolled up his sleeves and said 'I am going to get us out of this hole,'" Reid said at an "Early Vote GOTV" event.</cite>

Yeah - Obama is like the Chilean Miners - except without the gratitude an humility....

You are going to see how much gratitude those Chileans have before it is over!
This is a third world country, run by elitists! The people are uneducated mostly and very Communisticly inclined.
They don't know how to handle anything, mistreat their miners and other laborers, and produce a few billionaires!

How much of that copper and gold do you think the poor miners ever got?

They are another country whose people have been scared to death by the Spanish Catholics of old who are as truly religious as some Scottish Fathers!

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