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Contested races in Northeast Georgia

POSTED: October 12, 2013 10:54 p.m.

Hall County

Gainesville

Mayor

  • Charles Alvarez
  • Danny Dunagan
  • Debra Harkrider
  • Rose Johnson

 

Clermont

City Council (2 at-large posts)

  • Brett Adams
  • Lynn Adams
  • Bradley Armour
  • Kristi Crumpton
  • Mary Ellen Rogers, incumbent

 

Flowery Branch

Mayor

  • Shanon Lutz
  • Mike Miller, incumbent
  • City Council, Post 5
  • Chris Fetterman
  • Tara Richards, incumbent

Post 3

  • Ed Edwards
  • Fred Richards, incumbent

 

Banks County

Homer

Mayor

  • Doug Cheek, incumbent
  • Martha Cotton

 

Habersham County

Countywide SPLOST referendum

Shall a special one percent sales and use tax be continued in the special district of Habersham County for a period of time of six years and for the raising of approximately $33,600,000 for the purpose of funding (i) public safety; roads and bridges; recreation and economic development capital outlay projects for Habersham County, (ii) water and sewer; downtown development; recreation and roads and bridges capital outlay projects for Alto, (iii) water and sewer; roads and bridges; recreation; public safety and economic development capital outlay projects for Baldwin, (iv) public safety; recreation; water and sewer and downtown public facilities development and roads and streetscape capital outlay projects for Clarkesville, (v) public safety; water and sewer; public facilities; recreation; roads and streetscape capital outlay projects for Cornelia, (vi) recreation; public safety; roads and bridges and water and sewer capital outlay projects for Demorest, (vii) public safety; water and sewer; public facilities; recreation and road capital outlay projects for Mount Airy and (viii) public safety; water and sewer; roads and bridges; public facilities and recreation capital outlay projects for Tallulah Falls?

Baldwin

Mayor

  • Jerry R. Neace, incumbent
  • Avery J. Murray

City Council, Post 5

  • Robert Bohannon, incumbent
  • Larry Lewallen

 

Clarkesville

Mayor

  • Terry Greene, incumbent
  • Robert A. Kilgore

City Council, Post 1

  • Tina Courson Evans, incumbent
  • Barrie Aycock

Post 5

  • Bradley Ewan Lewallen, incumbent
  • Leigh Johnston

Referendum questions

(2013-4): Shall the governing authority of the City of Clarkesville be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink?

(2013-5): Shall the governing authority of the City of Clarkesville be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of both malt beverages and wine on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

(2013-6): Shall a special ad valorem tax exemption, including all such taxes levied for educational and state purposes, be granted for inventory of goods in the process of manufacture or production which shall include all partly finished goods and raw materials held for direct use or consumption in the ordinary course of the taxpayer’s manufacturing or production business in the City of Clarkesville, Georgia. The exemption provided for in this paragraph shall apply only to tangible personal property which is substantially modified, altered, or changed in the ordinary course of the taxpayer’s manufacturing, processing, or production operations in the City of Clarkesville, Georgia.

Shall a special ad valorem tax exemption, including taxes levied for educational and state purposes, be granted for inventory of finished goods manufactured or produced within the City of Clarkesville, Georgia, in the ordinary course of the taxpayer’s manufacturing and production business when held by the original manufacturer or producer of such finished goods. This exemption shall be for a period not exceeding 12 months from the date such property is produced or manufactured.

Shall a special ad valorem tax exemption, including taxes levied for educational and state purposes, be granted for inventory or goods which, on January 1, are stored in a warehouse, dock, or wharf, whether public or private, and which are destined for shipment to a final destination outside this state and inventory of finished goods which are shipped into this state from outside this state and stored for transshipment to a final destination outside this state. This exemption shall be for a period not exceeding 12 months from the date such property is stored in the City of Clarkesville, Georgia. Such period shall be determined based on application of a first-in, first-out method of accounting for the inventory. The official books and records of the warehouse, dock, or wharf where such property is being stored shall contain a full, true, and accurate inventory of all such property, including the date of the receipt of the property, the date of the withdrawal of the property, the point of origin of the property, and the point of final destination of the same, if known. The official books and records of any such warehouse, dock, or wharf, whether public or private, pertaining to any such property for which a freeport exemption has been claimed shall be at all times open to the inspection of all taxing authorities of the City of Clarkesville, Georgia.

Cornelia

City Commissioner, Ward 2

  • Janice Griggs, incumbent
  • Jason R. Lewallen


Demorest

Mayor

  • Malcolm Hunnicutt, incumbent
  • Rick Austin

City Council

  • Florence B. Wikle, incumbent
  • Jerry Harkness, incumbent
  • Sean Moore


Mount Airy

Town Council

  • Bobby Ayers, incumbent
  • Ray McAllister, incumbent
  • Andrea L. Simmons

 

Lumpkin County

Countywide educational SPLOST referendum

Shall a special one percent sales and use tax for educational purposes be imposed in Lumpkin County for a period not to exceed twenty (20) calendar quarters and for the purpose of raising not more than $19,500,000 of net proceeds by said tax, which shall go to the School District for the purpose of (i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, equipping, and demolishing existing school buildings and school system facilities, including, but not limited to, roofing, HVAC and physical education/athletic facilities and fields; (ii) acquiring new computer hardware and software; (iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures, and furnishings for the school district, including, but not limited to, safety and security equipment; (iv) acquiring school buses and transportation and maintenance equipment and facilities; (v) acquiring, constructing and equipping new buildings and facilities useful and desirable; (vi) acquiring land; and (vii) purchasing textbooks, the maximum amount sales and use tax proceeds to be spent on projects (i) through (vii) shall not exceed $19,500,000.

Dahlonega

City Council, Post 2

  • Johnny Ariemma, incumbent
  • Michael Glenn Clemons

Post 3

  • Gerald Lord, incumbent
  • Mitchell Ridley

 

White County

Helen

City Commissioner (3 seats)

  • Fred Garmon
  • Judy Holloway, incumbent
  • Phil Irish
  • Lynn Whitener, incumbent
  • Helen Wilkins, incumbent

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