Strickland Wins Franklin BOC District 2, Franklin BOC District 1

Royston businessman David Strickland wins the Board of Commission District 2 seat Tuesday getting 51.62% of the vote over his two opponents. Strickland beat out former County commissioner Marie Whitworth-Perry and local businessman Paul Withers for the post. Whitworth-Perry received 34.90% of the vote, Withers received 13.48%. In the District 1, Republican Primary, Robert Franklin easily won out over challenger […]

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Run-offs in Both Franklin County Non-Partisan Races

The two non-partisan races in Franklin County were hotly contested this election. In the race for Franklin County Probate Judge, a surprise run-off between Franklin County Chief Deputy Ken Eavenson and Franklin County Middle School teacher Jay Baskins. Eavenson, the perceived favorite in this race received 45.76% of the vote to Baskin’s 26.61%. Eavenson said he’s not surprised by the […]

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Dorsey Wins Re-Election in County Commission Race

In Hart County, Hart County commissioner Joey Dorsey won easily over challenger, businessman Andy Adams Tuesday for the District 5 seat. Dorsey took 66.16% of the vote to Adams’  33.84%   Dorsey called the win a blessing and he’s looking forward to putting the race behind him. “I just want to thank everyone for their support over the past twelve years […]

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Thomas Takes Republican Primary for Franklin County Sheriff

In the race for Franklin County Sheriff, incumbent Sheriff Stevie Thomas is the clear winner in the Republican primary over challengers Stephens County Sheriff’s deputy Tim Hill and Lavonia resident Lee Brawner. Thomas received 64.41% of the votes to Hill’s 33.62%. Brawner received 1.19% of the vote.  Afterwards, Thomas said he was grateful for the outpouring of support.  “I feel […]

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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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