Politics

Senoia mayor candidates grilled at forum

Senoia mayoral candidates, from left, Suzanne Helfman, Larry Owens and Don Rehman squared-off in a forum Thursday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A packed house of Senoia voters Thursday heard from the three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat to be decided in the Nov. 5 election. Councilman Larry Owens, Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chair Suzanne Helfman and retired Col. Don Rehman responded to questions in the forum hosted by the Senoia Forums Group and sponsored by the Senoia Area Business Association.
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Westmoreland’s staff paid, but not Fayette’s feds

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony in Fayetteville this past May. Photo/Staff.

Air traffic controllers go unpaid; press rep ducks questions about staff, views on shutdown, debt ceiling battles

The partial federal government shutdown due to the political standoff in Congress has forced more than 160 employees at the Atlanta regional air traffic control center (TRACON) in Peachtree City to work without pay for more than two weeks. Read More»

All 3 Senoia mayor candidates to appear at Oct. 17 forum

Voters in Senoia will get only one chance to hear from all three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat on the Senoia City Council. That opportunity will come Oct. 17 at a candidates forum hosted by the Senoia Forums Group.

Councilman Larry Owens, Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman and retired Col. Don Rehman will square-off at the forum to be held in the courtroom of the Senoia municipal building located at 505 Howard Road. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Read More»

Mayor touts savings, Dienhart wants ‘reform,’ Logsdon cites ‘return to civility,’ Jolly opposes SPLOST

Candidates for the Tyrone and Peachtree City councils face the public Saturday at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. From left, front row, are Tyrone candidate Pota Coston and Peachtree City candidates Stephanie Franz, Cathy Haddix (with microphone), Mike King and Kim Learnard. Back row, from left, are George Dienhart, incumbent Don Haddix, Ryan Jolly and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

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Commission to SPLOST doubters: Come grill us about tax . . . please

The Fayette County Commission is asking residents to grill them and county staff about the upcoming proposed core infrastructure Special Purpose Option Sales Tax. Read More»

PTC election to heat up Tues. at Rotary candidate forum

Spectators can submit questions in writing; handicap best options for mayor, 3 council seats

With a field of 12 candidates running for the mayor and three city council posts in Peachtree City, how’s a discerning voter to sort them all out? Read More»

Senoia mayor candidates get ready for forum

Senoia mayor candidates get ready for forum

Senoia mayoral candidates (from left) Don Rehman, Suzanne Helfman and Larry Owens will face off at an Oct. 17 forum to be held at 7 p.m. at the Senoia Municipal Building located at 505 Howard Road. The forum is being organized by the Senoia Forums Group. Questions for the candidates from the residents of Senoia should be submitted in advance by Wednesday, Oct. 16 by email at questionsforthecandidates@gmail.com Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ramsey appointed House GOP whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey speaks to crowd at a 2013 Memorial Day ceremony in Peachtree City. File photo.

State Rep. Matt Ramsey, has been named the Republican majority whip for the Georgia House of Representatives.

Ramsey, who lives in Peachtree City, represents west Fayette County and part of east Coweta County. He said he was thankful for the support he got from House members and he looks forward to working hard to make sure legislators have the information they need to make decisions. Read More»

Senoia candidate forum Oct. 17

The three candidates featured in the Senoia mayor’s race in November will face each other in a forum to be held Oct. 17.

The mayor’s seat will be the only contested municipal race in November. Qualifying for the seat were incumbent Councilman Larry Owens, retiree Don Rehman business owner and Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman. Read More»

2 candidate forums slated in Oct.

Two candidate forums have been scheduled to help the public sift through campaign issues ahead of the Nov. 5 municipal elections in Peachtree City and Tyrone.

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City will hold its traditional candidate forum Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Peachtree Wyndham Conference Center at 6:30 p.m.

And a diverse group of political forces is joining together to host Peachtree City and Tyrone candidates Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. Read More»