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Calhoun case headed to court

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Cheryl Calhoun had a rough time in 2011.  First, she makes the decision to run for a seat on the Albany City Commission, but is told she lives in a different district.  Then, after beginning her campaign, she learned that she was right to begin with and that the elections [...]

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Heard now a write-in candidate: What does it mean for November?

By   /  September 11, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Rev. Lorenzo Heard has officially qualified as a write-in candidate for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County Board of Education.  However, many in the community are scratching their heads as to what that means come November. First, it may mean nothing.

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Heard lawsuit claims elections office used flawed numbers

By   /  August 29, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Reverend Lorenzo Heard isn’t quite done with the Dougherty County Board of Elections.  After the board voted unanimously to deny Heard a spot on the ballot, he’s filed a lawsuit.  Beyond what has already been laid out, Heard’s attorney claims that the elections office used flawed numbers for registered voters, arguing that [...]

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Heard’s supporters claim racism, but was it?

By   /  August 24, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

The Dougherty County Board of Elections met Friday to determine the fate of Rev. Lorenzo Heard and his candidate for the Dougherty County Board of Education At-Large seat race.  A paper was circulated by Heard supporters alleging racism as a motivation for rejecting Heard's notice of candidacy.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Supporters of Lorenzo Heard circulated a paper prior to Friday’s election board meeting.  It was titled “Definition of Concepts” and at first blush appeared to be something to help clarify the proceedings for the audience.  Instead, it was a document which made what some may consider as rather wild accusations.  [...]

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Heard Denied

By   /  August 24, 2012  /  Government, Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Lorenzo Heard’s journey to challenge Lane Price in November for the At-Large school board seat just got even longer.  Infinitely longer, as a matter of fact, after the Dougherty County Board of Elections rejected his candidacy earlier today.

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