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Ward 2: No end in sight.

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

Melissa Strother and attorney Bo Dorough will have to wait until after the holidays for a verdict.

Tweet Judge Joe Bishop called an end to proceedings late Friday afternoon, but the question of what to do about the controversial Ward 2 race is still to be decided.  Attorneys for Melissa Strother and Ivey Hines, as well as City Attorney Nathan Davis, asked plenty of questions, but little in the way of new [...]

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SCREWED UP!

By   /  November 25, 2011  /  Government, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Candidates allege that election officials screwed up and now voters are paying the price Written by Tom Knighton   It would be easy to say that Ward II was a mess, but candidate Melissa Strother and former candidate Cheryl Calhoun might take exception to the use of the past tense.  In their minds, it’s [...]

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Elections Board passing the buck

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Several citizens spoke out, as did Ward II candidate Melissa Strother, mayoral candidate B.J. Fletcher, and former Ward II candidate Cheryl Calhoun.  The results of their efforts? Nothing. From the beginning, county attorney Spencer Lee made it clear that the board saw this ordeal culminating in legal action, and seemed to welcome the action.  [...]

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Strother, Calhoun take aim at elections office

By   /  November 14, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet They say that “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”  If that’s true, then the Dougherty County Elections Board had better watch out, because there are two women who feel scorned. At a press conference, both Melissa Strother and Cheryl Calhoun argued that the Ward II election shouldn’t be over yet. “We want [...]

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Melissa Strother to qualify

By   /  September 14, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet (Albany, GA) Candidate Melissa Strother will officially add her name to the November elections ballot for Ward 2, when she qualifies to run for office on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:30 am at the City Elections office located on 222 Pine Street. “I have wanted to run and was ready to qualify when [...]

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