Elrod Ousted, Bridges New Fr. Co. Commission Chair

Franklin County will have a new county commission chair come January. In the race for the Republican nomination for the county commission chairman post, longtime, incumbent Chairman Sam Elrod lost his bid to stay on the job to challenger, retired educator Tom Bridges. On Tuesday, Elrod received 1,039 votes to Bridges’ 2,072.   That means Bridges received 66.60% of the vote […]

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Collins Takes Franklin and Hart Counties

And it’s no surprise that State Representative Doug Collins took the Republican candidacy for the District 9 U.S. House of Representative seat from challenger, radio talk show host, Martha Zoller, but not by much. It was a close race right up until the end, but Collins came out ahead with 38,993 votes to Zoller’s 32,393. That gave Collins 54.62% of […]

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Accused NE GA Terrorist to be Sentenced Today

Two elderly Northeast Georgia men, accused of plotting a series of attacks against the federal government and political officials in Atlanta and Washington, are set to hear their sentences today. Fred Thomas of Cleveland and Dan Roberts of Toccoa will go before a federal judge in Gainesville this morning to h ear their sentences after pleading guilty earlier this year […]

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Franklin County Local Races – Results

Updated: 10:10 pm 8/21/12 FINAL Franklin Commission Chair: Samuel Elrod (I) –     33.40%    1039 Thomas Bridges –   66.60%   2,072  WINNER Total votes: 3111     Probate Judge Race Ken Eavenson –  61.94%     2065 WINNER Jay Baskins – 38.06%     1269  Total votes: 3334     Chief Magistrate Race David Buffington (I)  – 39.42%    1322 Cody Grizzle -60.58%   2032  – WINNER Total votes: 3354  

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