With the ink barely dry on results from Tuesday's primary, voters now face a second round to decide several races.
Roger Fitzpatrick is going to let the voters of Georgia's 9th District decide the merits of the two Republican candidates left in the U.S. House race on their own.
Political newcomer Jeff Stowe easily beat incumbent commissioner Ashley Bell by double-digit percentage points in Tuesday's Republican primary to take the District 4 seat on the Hall Board of Commissioners.
The race for Hall County probate judge was narrowed down to two candidates from four. Hall County attorneys Patty Walters Laine, who earned 31 percent of the vote, and Brook Davidson, who won about 26 percent, will face each other in the Aug. 21 runoff. The two candidates beat out Susan D. Brown and Lisa Maniscalco. Probate courts are responsible for processing wills, administering estates, appointing guardianships for minors and incapacitated adults, and issuing firearm ...
The transportation sales tax referendum was defeated in most parts of Georgia on Tuesday but no place worse than the 13-county Georgia Mountains region, which includes Hall County.
Darla Eden and Kent Henderson survived a crowded field of Republican candidates running for the Hall County tax commissioner seat to meet in an Aug. 21 runoff.
Timothy Barr, a Gwinnett County construction company owner, defeated Flowery Branch resident Ken Russell in Tuesday night's Republican primary to claim the newly redrawn state House District 103 seat.
Two veterans of the Hall County Sheriff's Office have another three weeks left to campaign for a chance to succeed Steve Cronic as the next leader of the agency.
And then there were two. Dick Mecum and Tom Oliver emerged from Tuesday's Republican primary race for Hall County Board of Commissioners chairman only to face off in an Aug. 21 runoff. Mecum, the former Hall County sheriff, earned 46 percent of the vote, while Oliver, the two-term incumbent, took in 34 percent. Former North Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey earned enough votes to force the runoff. Mecum finished just a few percentage points shy of ...
Doug Collins and Martha Zoller will be at each other's throats for another month after neither candidate had enough votes to nab the Republican nomination in Georgia's 9th District U.S. House race.
Craig Herrington will continue his tenure as the post 3 representative on Hall County's school board.
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell went down to defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary, losing his District 4 seat to challenger Jeff Stowe.
Polls are open until 7 p.m. today for a primary election that includes a host of hotly contested local races along with a vote on a regional transportation sales tax and for a representative in the newly drawn 9th District in the U.S. House.
This isn't your typical primary election. Voter participation may not be as high as election officials would like but, based on the bustling pace of early voting, it likely could exceed turnout expectations for a primary. Reasons vary, but the main one may be the ballot's volume of hot issues and races. "It's sort of the harmonic convergence of issues all appearing at one time," said Carl Cavalli, political science professor at North Georgia College ...
Chances are, many voters don't know what a county probate judge does. Four Republican candidates seeking votes to fill that role in Hall County say they find they have to explain what happens at probate court before asking for voters' support. In fact, each has vowed to spend more time educating the public about probate court if they win Tuesday's primary. In Georgia, probate courts are responsible for processing wills, administering estates, appointing guardianships for ...