Early voting starts in Coweta

Coweta residents are beginning to take advantage of the early voting dates for the few contested races in the May 20 primaries.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 190 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education.

Early voting runs through May 16 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the voter registration office at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The office will also be open on Saturday, May 3, and again on Saturday, May 10 during the same hours. Read More»

Early voting underway in F’ville

Early voting has started in the primary election, as those who have already made their minds up can hit the ballot touchscreens Monday through Friday up through May 16 at the county elections office in downtown Fayetteville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Next week, early voting starts at the Peachtree City Library and at Tyrone Town Hall with the same days and hours: Monday through Friday up through May 16.

Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer noted that voters may use any of the early voting locations regardless of where they live. Read More»

3 ex-mayors questioned in Post 3 commission race

Fayette County Commission Post 3 candidates (L-R) Don Haddix, Steve Brown and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Three former Peachtree City mayors who are seeking election to the post 3 seat of the Fayette County Commission, which has the largest swath of city voters, were grilled Monday night at a forum hosted by the Fayette County Republican Party at City Hall.

Challengers Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon flanked incumbent Steve Brown at the dais, Read More»

FCBoE District 4 candidates make their electoral cases

FCBoE District 4 candidates make their electoral cases

An audience of 50 people on April 15 heard from the four Republican candidates running for the District 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education. The candidates fielded questions on problems facing the school system, their position on the Common Core standards, their prior board experience, management style and problem resolution approach and their position on district voting.

Candidates for the Post 4 seat include Jane Owens, John Kimbell, Diane Basham and Mindy Fredrickson. Candidates were provided time for opening remarks. Read More»

Candidate forum at PTC City Hall Monday

The Fayette County Republican Party is sponsoring a candidate forum for those seeking election to the Post 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission. The forum will be held at City Hall in Peachtree City Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Read More»

Fayette GOP sets forum for Post 3 candidates

The Fayette County Republican Party is sponsoring a candidate forum for those seeking election to the Post 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission.

The forum will be held at City Hall in Peachtree City Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The current officeholder, Steve Brown is seeking re-election. He faces a challenge from Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon, both of whom share something in common with Brown. All three men are former Peachtree City mayors. Read More»

Deadline is Monday for registering to vote in May 20 primary

Ga. launches web, app services to allow online registration for those with license or ID card

Fayette County voters who want to cast a ballot in the upcoming May 20 primary election must make sure they are registered to vote by Monday, April 21.

The process is easier than in years past because persons of voting age who have a driver’s license or ID card issued by the state can register to vote online, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

To register online, visit https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button. Read More»

F’ville Council may be split on county’s proposal to take over city fire department

Fayetteville residents gathered April 9 to hear arguments for and against having the Fayette Fire and Emergency Services take over the city fire department.Photo/Ben Nelms.
The members of the Fayetteville City Council joined with four of the five Fayette County commissioners on April 9 for a public presentation of the proposed consolidation of the Fayetteville Fire Department with Fayette County’s Fire and Emergency Services.
As occurred two years ago when the same topic surfaced, the commission chambers were full of people largely opposed to the measure.

Multiple split precincts to challenge Fayette voters

Where’s your district? New district voting map means voters need to do their homework

Fayette voters in nine different precincts are likely to have questions about which of the new geographic voting districts they live in, especially whether they will even get to vote on the two county commission and two board of education races. Read More»

‘Meet the candidates’ event at Wyndham April 29

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If you’re wondering who you’ll vote for in the upcoming May primary election, you should mark Tuesday, April 29 on your calendar.

That’s when the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will host a “Meet and Greet the Candidates Night” from 7-9 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

Candidates with opposition in the May 20 Primary Election will briefly speak about themselves and their platform. Afterward, the public will be able to visit with the candidates in an open face to face conversation. Read More»