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Election night held few surprises in Southwest Georgia

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments


Tweet Staff Reports   After a long, ugly fight, election night held few surprises as many races shook out exactly as many observers suspected they would. The biggest race was the presidential race, where President Barack Obama has locked in a second term.

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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


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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