The day after challenger Jim Cooley filed a formal challenge of his Winder residency, councilman Charlie Eberhart complained to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office that Cooley had been following him around the city. Eberhart did not file a criminal complaint, but wanted the situation documented, according to Deputy Nick Hansen’s Sept. 21 report.
Cooley had previously challenged Eberhart’s residency in Winder. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The hearing will be conducted by the Barrow County Board of Elections & Registration and will be held in a training room at the county government’s administrative building at 233 E. Broad St.
Barrow County elections assistant Monica Franklin has informed Cooley that, according to state law, he has the burden of proving that Eberhart does not reside inside Winder’s Ward 2.
Franklin told the Barrow Journal that the board of elections would base its decision on state election law.
For the full story, see the Sept. 28 issue of the Barrow Journal.
Heres an idea. Disqualify them both. Eberhardt for being shady. No one lives in the back of a funeral home. Cooley for following someone around when he oughtta be concerned about more important things. Just another example of the type of leadership Winder and Barrow Co. does NOT need.
let the voters decide
09/28/11 at 04:04 PM