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The curtain fell on Georgia’s longest runoff campaign as voters in Barrow County sent two incumbent board of education members packing.
In District 4, Will Dunn was defeated by challenger Michael Shelley 375-200. With no Democratic opposition, Shelley will begin serving on the BOE in January.
In the District 1 BOE race, Republican challenger Debi Krause defeated long-time board member Randall Hollad 392-336. Krause will face Democrat Betty Kinney in the November general election. Regardless of who wins, District 1 will have a new BOE representative.
Holland had been on the BOE for almost 30 years.
For the full story, see the July 23 issue of the Barrow Journal.
Mark Barth worked to build the Bethlehem Christian Academy athletic program for the past five years. Now Barth feels the time has come for him to move on. Barth announced last week he is stepping down as the school’s athletic director to return to the business sector. He said he didn’t think he could have left a year ago, but decided the ...
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The Barrow County Board of Education will have somewhat of a new look come January.
Incumbent BOE members Randall Holland and Will Dunn were defeated in their respective Republican runoffs Tuesday. Holland lost to Debi Krause 392-336. Krause will have Democratic opposition in November.
Dunn was defeated by challenger Michael Shelley 375-200, a rather large margin to go against an incumbent.
Krause said she appreciated the help she received during the primary campaign and planned to take a few days off before preparing for the general election.
In the hotly contest GOP runoff for the 10th Congressional District, Jody Hice (26,959) appears set for victory as he was leading Mike Collins (22,673) with 24 of the 25 counties reporting at 10:40 p.m.
Hice carried Barrow County handily 68% to 31% (3,038-1,408).
Barrow County elections supervisor Monica Franklin said Tuesday's vote went without any problems. There was one voter who cast a provisional ballot.
Besides his family, there were three major influences in the life of our father.
Dad — Herman Buffington — passed away early Sunday morning at age 88.
He was the owner and publisher of Mainstreet Newspapers for over four decades and it is his vision that has been this organization’s guiding light for the past 49 years. He is the architect of what we are today.
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WINDER - Barbara Lanthier Mount, age 78, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ludger W. Lanthier, Sr. and Hazel Church Lanthier; her son, Bud Mount; and her brother, Ludger W. Lanthier, Jr. She was office manager and co-owner of Lanthier’s Heating and Air, and was a member of Winder United Methodist Church. ...
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