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Peachtree City mayoral election headed for runoff

Peachtree City mayoral election headed for runoff

Fayette voters say no to SPLOST, yes to alcohol

Fayette voters say no to SPLOST, yes to alcohol

Election qualifying ends Aug. 30

Election qualifying ends Aug. 30

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Want to be the mayor of Peachtree City? There's still time to apply to qualify for the city's upcoming election.

Those who are interested in running for mayor and for city council posts 2, 3 and 4 must submit a completed Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit and pay the qualifying fee at City Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Fees are $270 to run for mayor and $180 to run for city council.

To qualify, a candidate must live in Peachtree City and be 21 years old. Those who win the upcoming election will serve four-year terms, from January 2014 to December 2017.

Vote in Tuesday's special election

Vote in Tuesday's special election

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City will hold a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The election is to find a replacement for Rep. Robert Stokely, who withdrew from the Georgia House.

Polls will be open at Peachtree City Christian Church and the Kedron Field House and Aquatic Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The vacant House seat serves portions of Coweta and Fayette counties.

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Student Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

The Student Advisory Council reports to State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia, according to Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza.

The council will meet twice during the school year -- Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Mar. 6. Applicants must be available to meet on both days.

All Georgia students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.

"I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisors and discuss how our policies affect them on a daily basis," Barge said in a statement. "We want to make education work for all Georgia's students and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens."

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

ATLANTA -- Georgia's military and overseas citizens will be able to participate in the state's upcoming presidential primary by e-vote starting later this month.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said those voters can access their absentee ballots electronically starting Jan. 21 for the Mar. 6 election.

Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Jim Butterworth will conduct a joint outreach and education effort to promote voting opportunities for military personnel and their families.

Go here for more information: www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.