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Tyrone elects new mayor, 2 council members, OKs Sunday alcohol sales

Energized Tyrone voters in a 39 percent turnout for an off-year election Tuesday promoted Councilman Eric Dial to the open slot of mayor and installed two newcomers on the Town Council Dial overwhelmed first-time challenger Derrick Jackson by more than 2-to-1 to step into the mayor’s office being vacated by Don Rehwaldt, who chose not to run for reelection. Dial received 1,204 votes (70 percent) to Jackson’s 523 (30 percent). First-timer Linda M. Howard defeated Tammy Proctor 892 (55 percent) to 726 (45 percent) for the open Post 1 spot. And Ryan Housely out-polled Pota Coston in the Post 2 race 1,009 (59 percent) to 700 (41 percent). Sunday alcohol sales got the thumbs-up 61 percent to 39 percent. Tyrone's voter turnout percentage of 39 percent out-paced Fayetteville's at 19 percent and Peachtree City's at 15 percent.

 

 

 

 

 

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DBarlow's picture

Congratulations to mayor-elect Eric Dial, councilman-elect Ryan Housley and councilwoman-elect Linda Howard. My wife and I were pleased to offer our support and we pray for your success as you govern Tyrone's future. May our awesome God bless you, your families and all citizens of Tyrone. God Bless America!

Proud Citizen of Fayette County, Tyrone, Georgia. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life..John 3:16

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