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Two races including Chairman and BOE to require runoff

Yesterday, 10:21 PM

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ELECTION FINAL 2016

 
Commission Chairman candidate David Carmichael (2927 votes) will face Roger Leggett (2484 votes) in the runoff. Also BOE member Joe Watson, Jr. (4022 votes) will face challenger J. Fuller (2017 votes) as the final election results were posted at 10:45 this evening.

Avoiding a runoff includes Lindsey Eberhart for county Coroner (4419 votes to incumbent Belling-Newsome) and David Lyles who bested second place Jerry Worthy, Jr. 4641 votes to Worthy's 2463 votes.
 
Kim Cobb got the nod to return to the BOE by a large margin over Raymond Phillips capturing 5181 votes and 63% of the vote. Theresa Lyons got 3881 votes and held on to her seat as District 1 representative on the Board of Education defeating Steve Dutton 52.5% to 47.5% and Glen Albright defeated Romona Talley with 4057 votes to Ms. Talley's 3,667.

Howard Maxwell defeated Kerstin Liberty by a vote of 2095 to Ms. Liberty's 1843 votes.  Paulette Rakestraw defeated two challengers without a runoff getting 1634 votes to runner up Joe Duvall's 843 and also ran Mike Lowe's 501.

Other incumbents from Johnny Isakson to Tom Graves walked to victory as bearers of the GOP standard.  Those winning renomination without challenge include Micah Gravely, Mike Dugan, Bill Heath, Probate Judge  D. Anderson, Superior Court Clerk Treva Anderson, Sheriff Gary Gulledge, Tax Commissioner J.W. Watson II, Surveyor W.C. Rakestraw and Magistrate Judge Martin Valbuena.

Finally, voters approved the continuation of the Special Local Option Sales tax by margin of 5819 (58.66%) to 4101 (41.34%).

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Early Election Results

Yesterday, 08:44 PM

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ELECTION RUNDOWN

Runoffs races are likely for a few of the more contested local races but overall, incumbents seem to be leading as early returns come in. The SPLOST looks like it is headed for renewal with 60% of the voters favoring the self-imposed one-cent levy.

Commission Chairman candidate David Carmichael is currently leading with 36.5% of the vote counted followed by Roger Leggett who is leading Virginia Galloway 27.2% to 22.4 percent with 8.5 percent of the vote counted.  Ron Davis is leading Freeman by a factor of 2:1 and unless there is a turnaround, looks to win re-election to Post 1.

In addition to the Commission Chairman seat which seems headed toward a runoff, other runoff elections are possible in the Cororner, BOE At large seat and Superior Court seat to replace Judge Ken Vinson.  Lindsey Eberhart is leading the coroner's race with 52% of the vote and incumbent   Joe Watson, Jr. (BOE at large seat) has 50.12 percent of the vote.  David Lyles has 52% of the vote and Jerry Worthy, Jr. could still make the runoff with his 27 percent of the vote (W.R. Pike trails with 20%).

Tightly contested races include the BOE District 1 seat held by Theresa Lyons, who leads challenger Steve Dutton 53% to 47% and Glen Albright leads Romona Tally 50.4% to 49.6%

Contested seats that seem to be headed toward victory by the incumbents- these incumbents are leading by a margin of 55% or greater include the house seats held by Howard Maxwell and Paulette Rakestraw, the BOE Seat held by Kim Cobb.

Other incumbents from Johnny Isakson to Tom Graves look like they are coasting to re-nomination for the GOP standard.  Because of a moribund Democratic Party in Paulding - there were no local races on the ballot - the GOP primary is effectively 'election day' for local office holders.  Those winning renomination without challenge include Micah Gravely, Mike Dugan, Bill Heath, Probate Judge  D. Anderson, Superior Court Clerk Treva Anderson, Sheriff Gary Gulledge, Tax Commissioner J.W. Watson II, Surveyor W.C. Rakestraw and Magistrate Judge Martin Valbuena.


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2016 Primary Election Day ... VOTE ... wisely

23 May 2016

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Tuesday, May 24 is Primary Election day ... the day in which you either vote Republican or you have no say about local government as there are no Democrats contending for local or state offices in Paulding county.

Key races includes challenges for the District 19 and District 17 State House seats; Commission Chairman, Post I commissioner, school board, coroner and Superior Court Judge spots.

Those choosing a Democratic Primary ballot will only be able to vote for the non-partisan school board and judicial positions. Additionally, all ballots will include a choice for continuation of the local special purpose local sales tax.

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Greystone priming members for solar opportunities

19 May 2016

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Greystone Power is reaching out using video. In this, their inaugural episode of their video blog, they prime the pump by saying that Greystone will be engaging its members with opportunities for solar power.

Please let us know your opinion and what you would like to see. Send any suggestions you have to host Adam Elrod at adam.elrod@greystonepower.com.

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Paulding SO announces reward for info in Douglas Co. burglary

11 May 2016

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Reward offered

 
The Gene and Lander Shelton family, who live in Douglas County but operate one of the key wrecker services in the County, are offering up to a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in the March 15th burglary of their residence.

Paulding's Sheriff's office is working in cooperation with the Douglas County SO because of official hunches that the burglars may be from Paulding.

Although the Shelton’s address is just inside Douglas County, they have owned and operated Shelton’s Wrecker Service and Garage in Paulding County for over 25 years. During that time, Shelton’s Wrecker Service has been one of the longtime “on call” wreckers services for the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

The burglary investigation is being conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Criminal Investigations Division of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is assisting them. During the course of the burglary, an undisclosed amount of US Currency, along with jewelry, and several firearms were taken.

If you have any information regarding this burglary, please contact either the
Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (770) 443-3015
or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (770)
942-2121.
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Rep. Maxwell speaks to Paulding Business Association

28 Apr 2016

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Published on Apr 28, 2016

Rep. Howard Maxwell has spoken every year at the PBA Luncheon venue since the group started. He gives a candid view of the recently concluded legislative session, answers questions and shares his wisdom, such as passages from the Book of Duke, this year.
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