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Election night held few surprises in Southwest Georgia

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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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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Judge named in Heard case

By   /  September 7, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Lorenzo Heard is one step closer to having his day in court now that Judge J. Richard Porter of Cairo has been selected to hear the case.  All three local Superior Court Judges recused themselves voluntarily from the case, despite part of the procedure for cases involving elections is normally to bring in [...]

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Heard to file suit

By   /  August 28, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga -Reverend Lorenzo Heard has announced to local media that he will file a lawsuit against the Dougherty County Board of Elections.  Heard is reported to have contacted newsrooms all over the city, though he was apparently unable to reach anyone at the Journal today.  His claim?  That will be discussed [...]

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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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Wilson not to be on ballot

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports First, Lorenzo Heard had to deal with a technicality with his paperwork notifying the elections office of his intent to run as an independent candidate.  The other staff member of Second Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church to try and run for the school board has hit a massive speed bump.

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Some thoughts on Heard’s attempted candidacy

By   /  August 13, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet When we learned that Lorenzo Heard had tried to have his name added to the November ballot, many in the area began to scratch their heads.  Heard, who had expressed no public interest in office before, seemed an unlikely independent candidate. He claims that his decision to run was the final result of a [...]

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Another name enters school board race?

By   /  August 7, 2012  /  Education  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports As if Lorenzo Heard’s attempt to qualify for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County school board didn’t muddy the waters enough, a report earlier today surely should.    Terrence Wilson, who is the leasing director for a property owned by Heard’s Second Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church has apparently submitted his petitions [...]

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