Lavender Loses DA Job, Run-off for New 9th Congressional Seat

In other races, a big upset in the race for District Attorney for the Northern Judicial Circuit. The Northern Judicial Circuit consists of Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties. Incumbent Bob Lavender loses his job to challenger, Augusta assistant district attorney Parks White. Overall, Lavender received just 45% of the vote in the five counties making up the Northern […]

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Local Voters Say “No” to TSPLOST

Voters across the state said a big No to the controversial transportation local option sales tax or TSPLOST Tuesday. In Franklin County, 66.11% of the voters said no to the statewide penny sales tax that supporters said would have given the county another $1.2 – $1.4 million a year in road monies for the next ten years. Hart County voters […]

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Georgia Party Primary and Election Today

Polls are now open and voters in Georgia are going to the polls today to cast their ballots for local, state, and federal races. This is the Republican and Democratic primary as well as a general election for non-partisan races. Franklin County Election Superintendent Tess Eubanks has a couple of reminders for those who have waited until today to vote. […]

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Voters Find Long Ballots at the Polls Today

Voters in Franklin and Hart counties will find multiple local races on their ballots when they go to vote today. The two nonpartisan races to be decided in Franklin County will be for the probate court judge and magistrate judge posts.  Both races are hotly contested, and runoffs are expected for each. Because those races are nonpartisan, the candidates who […]

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Controversial TSPLOST Referendum to be Decided Today

Whether voting Democrat, Republican, or Non-Partisan, all voters will be asked today to decide on the proposed transportation special purpose local option sales tax or TSPLOST. Supporters say the TSPLOST will give the state money to pay for new road projects, while opponents say they don’t want any more taxes.  But opponents say it’s just another tax increase. State Representative […]

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