Dial gets ready for new term


Incumbents in Tyrone met the challenge in the Nov. 3 election and retained their seats on the Town Council.

Mayor Eric Dial won the race against challenger Derrick Jackson. Dial received 68.12 percent, or 1,169 votes, while Jackson took 547 votes, or 31.88 percent.

Incumbent Post 2 Councilman Ryan Housley defeated challenger and Planning Commissioner Will James with 1,116 votes to 536, or 67.27 percent to 32.31 percent.

Tyrone had a 32 percent voter turnout.

“I am pleased that the voters of the town are pleased with the direction we’re moving in,” Dial said. “We’ll continue the work we’ve been doing and I look forward to the improvement projects that are in store for the town.”

Citing examples of those projects that have been underway for some time, Dial said the town in the past two weeks has been approved for grants that will improve the downtown corridor and another that will maintain the integrity of the Ga. Highway 74 corridor.