Incumbents carry the night in Fayette primary elections

Incumbents carry the night in Fayette primary elections

A 22.52 percent voter turnout in the May 22 primary elections in Fayette County resulted in a political newcomer winning a seat on the Fayette County Commission, a former high school principal lining up for a November Board of Education contest and Fayette’s General Assembly incumbents coming out on top in their primaries. First time […]

Harbin wins GOP state senate nomination; Gibbons takes commission post without runoff

Harbin wins GOP state senate nomination; Gibbons takes commission post without runoff

Rabold wins GOP school board race; a night for incumbents with 22% voter turnout In a closely followed race marked by negative advertising, District 16 Georgia Senator Marty Harbin retained the GOP nomination in May 22 primary balloting. Above, screen grab of The Citizen Facebook Live telecast of election coverage May 22. (L-R) Pam Reid, […]

Incumbent Bonner challenged by Bacallao for Ga. House District 72

Incumbent Bonner challenged by Bacallao for Ga. House District 72

Fayette County voters head to the polls next week to decide which local resident will represent them in the District 72 Ga. House seat at next year’s General Assembly. Above (L-R), Mary Kay Bacallao and Josh Bonner. File photos. Incumbent Josh Bonner is seeking re-election for the seat that includes Peachtree City, south Fayette County, […]

3 Fayette Commission candidates stake out positions

3 Fayette Commission candidates stake out positions

With the May 22 primary around the corner, candidates for the District 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission were asked several questions about their candidacy. In the running for the seat are former Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, retired colonel and aerospace manager Edward “Edge” Gibbons and former Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L-R […]

Harbin says he’s not a ‘get along, go along’ senator

Harbin says he’s not a ‘get along, go along’ senator

District 16 state Sen. Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) on May 8 was interviewed by The Citizen publisher Cal Beverly on the newspaper’s Facebook Live site. Harbin faces Republican challenger Tricia Stearns in the May 22 primary. The interview began with Harbin being asked what prompted him to run for the Senate seat four years ago. “I […]

Stearns labels incumbent Harbin ‘ineffective senator’

Stearns labels incumbent Harbin ‘ineffective senator’

Political newcomer says will be full-time lawmaker The Citizen in its May 2 Facebook Live broadcast featured Realtor and District 16 state Senate candidate Tricia Stearns, who will face off against incumbent Sen. Marty Harbin in the May 22 Republican primary. Above, The Citizen Publisher Cal Beverly (L) interviews state senate candidate Tricia Stearns. Screenshot […]

Fayette Board of Education contest: Fuller vs. Rabold

Fayette Board of Education contest: Fuller vs. Rabold

Fuller wants more ‘career pathways’ for students; long-time Principal Rabold says central office often creates work ‘not needed in schools and classes’ The two Republican candidates for the District 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education faced off on April 30 at the Fayette County Republican Party event center in Fayetteville, responding to […]

Facing protests, Fayetteville rescinds Confederate proclamation

Facing protests, Fayetteville rescinds Confederate proclamation

In a move that many long-time city hall watchers are saying is unprecedented, the Fayetteville City Council May 3 voted to rescind a proclamation honoring Confederate History Month. Above, a small crowd gathered May 3 to see the City Council rescind a proclamation honoring Confederate heritage. Photo/Ben Nelms. In late April, the city issued the […]

Early voting now underway in 3 Fayette locations

Early voting now underway in 3 Fayette locations

Early voting for the May 22 primary election is underway and will continue through May 18. There are three locations across Fayette County where ballots can be cast. Those include Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone. The advanced, in-person, voting schedule runs Monday-Friday through May 18, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Early voting will also […]

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