Trump wins big in Fayette, Coweta

Trump wins big in Fayette, Coweta

The 2016 election cycle ended with large voter turnout in Fayette and Coweta counties and with local and national Republican candidates taking a large majority of the vote. In presidential politics, Republican Donald Trump easily took Coweta with 68.38 percent of the vote, compared with 26.65 percent for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump’s victory in Fayette […]

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Fayette contests County Commission, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Eric Maxwell (R) — 8,871 (66.07%) Pam Reid (D) — 4,555 (33.93%) Board of Education, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Barry Marchman (R) — 8,402 (62.68%) Melissa Lohr (D) — 5,003 (37.32%) Board of Education, District 5 10 of 38 precincts reporting […]

Reid, Maxwell debate respect, affordable housing, aging population

Reid, Maxwell debate respect, affordable housing, aging population

Among the forums held Sept. 29 at the Fayetteville Library was one featuring the candidates for the District 1 seat on the Fayette County Commission. Candidates for the District 1 commission race include former Republican commissioner and attorney Eric Maxwell and AVPride Executive Director and Democrat Pam Reid. One of the questions asked the candidates […]

Coker wins DA runoff, Ferguson beats Crane for Congress

Coker wins DA runoff, Ferguson beats Crane for Congress

Fayette County overwhelmingly voted for Mike Crane to be the next 3rd District congressman and Rudjard Hayes to be the next district attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit in the Republican primary runoff July 26. The problem for the two candidates was that the other counties involved in those races voted overwhelmingly for their opponents. […]

Runoff, 9:15 p.m.: Ben Coker headed toward victory in DA race

Runoff, 9:15 p.m.: Ben Coker headed toward victory in DA race

9:15 p.m. — Looks like Assistant DA Ben Coker of Thomaston is the next district attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Final DA numbers from Fayette, Upson and Pike counties: Coker 5,548, Hayes 3,698. And Coker is leading the vote in Spalding. In the congressional race, Crane carried Fayette but fell behind in other counties. […]

Split our judicial circuit? D.A. candidates disagree

Split our judicial circuit? D.A. candidates disagree

Assistant DA Coker, an Upson resident, favors splitting Fayette from other 3 counties; Hayes, a Fayette resident, said costs of 2 new circuits would be prohibitive There has been some campaign talk recently about the number of cases tried by district attorney candidates Rudjard Hayes and Ben Coker. Both candidates were asked about that issue […]

County GOP breakfast cancelled

County GOP breakfast cancelled

The Fayette County Republican Party’s First Saturday Breakfast for July has been cancelled. Breakfast and speakers are back on duty Saturday, Aug. 6. Supporters are encouraged to come out and see the county party participate in the July 4 parade. Citizens are also reminded to vote in the runoff election July 26 or during the […]

Incumbent school board members win in Coweta as Ferguson and Crane headed for run-off

Incumbent school board members win in Coweta as Ferguson and Crane headed for run-off

Voter turn-out was light in Coweta County for the May 24 elections. East Coweta and Fayette residents elected a new District 72 representative while the District 3 Congressional race resulted in a run-off election in July. The contest for the District 3 Congressional seat held by Lynn Westmoreland will result in a run-off between state […]