Friday, September 2, 2011
Three candidates are running for city council in Bogart. Two of them, TL Turman and Linda Turman, are married.
Current city councilmen Ralph Sheridan and TL Turman will fight to hold their seats this November against one challenger: Turman's wife, Linda. Both Linda Turman and TL Turman, who are retired, qualified to run this week, as did Sheridan, Bogart City Clerk Diane Craft said Friday. Mayor Terri Glenn has also qualified for another term as mayor. She faces no opposition, Craft said.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Oconee County Democratic Committee Chairman Dan Matthews and Charles Ivie, a district sales manager for Baldwin Filters, will compete for the mayoral office in Watkinsville.
Voters in Watkinsville will have to choose between two candidates running for mayor on the Nov. 8 ballot, after the former Oconee County Democrats Chairman Dan Matthews qualified to run for the seat Wednesday afternoon. Matthews, who ran unsuccessfully for State House District 113 in July, will run against Charles Ivie, a district sales manager for Baldwin Filters and former city council member, who also qualified this week. The candidates will be vying for a seat that will be vacated by outgoing Mayor Joe Walter at the end of this year. In North High Shoals, Mike Beall, a retired University of Georgia Golf Course superintendent, qualified to run for mayor and faces no opposition. Current North High Shoals Mayor Kim Kraeling has planned to…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Watkinsville City Council voted to keep the current millage rate of 2.937 for fiscal year 2012.
The Watkinsville City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to keep millage rates for the city at their current level of 2.937 for fiscal year 2012. “If we were to increase the millage rate, it would be more of a burden to property owners, so we should keep it as is at least for this year,” Mayor Joe Walter said before the vote. If the millage rate had been increased to the proposed rate of 3.47, the city would have gained about $12,000, the mayor added. Council approves business licenses The council approved licenses for four new businesses in Watkinsville as well as a Beer and Wine Pouring License for a new bakery in town. The Kumquat Mae Bakery & Café will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 a.m to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from …