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Early Voting Begins Today, Six Sites Available in South Fulton
Elections, Government, Politics, Statewide News

Early Voting Begins Today, Six Sites Available in South Fulton

Early voting in Georgia for the May 24 Primary Election begins today. 30 polling sites are available in Fulton County. Residents will be able to vote from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily, including weekend voting on Saturdays and Sundays. Early voting will end on Friday, May 20.During early voting, absentee ballot drop boxes will be available at seven early voting locations, including Wolf Creek Library. Drop boxes are located inside early voting locations and are only accessible during early voting hours.  Among the high profile contests on the ballot include races for Georgia governor and U.S. senate. Gov. Brian Kemp faces Stacey Abrams again, among others. And Sen. Raphael Warnock is hard at work to hold on to his new seat. Former South Fulton City Councilmember Mark Baker w...
In Their Own Words: Meet Clyde Sampson II
Politics

In Their Own Words: Meet Clyde Sampson II

City of South Fulton residents are set to vote for councilmembers in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 on November 5. We reached out to the candidates who will challenge the incumbents this fall with a few questions to learn more about them and let residents hear from them in their own words. All responses were sent to us electronically and have not been edited or altered in any way.Clyde Sampson, age 41, has qualified to run in the City of South Fulton's District 5. He is a baggage handler at Delta Airlines where he has worked for 21 years. Q1: In what ways have you contributed to the City of South Fulton through community involvement or other initiatives/efforts prior to announcing your candidacy? A1: I'm an active participant in my HOA and I support as many community events as possible.  ...
Carn, Joyner Advance to Runoff in Commissioner Race
Politics

Carn, Joyner Advance to Runoff in Commissioner Race

Residents in District 6 in Fulton County are one step closer to learning who will be their next commissioner and fill the seat of the late Emma Darnell. Joe Carn, with 26.26 percent of the vote, and Gordon Joyner, with 20.03 percent will advance to a runoff election on October 15. Both candidates say they'll bring a new senior center to the district. Carn, who has the backing of the South Fulton Democrats, is also seeking court reform measures. South Fulton residents Sojourner Marable Grimmett (15.94 percent) and Rafer Johnson (13.87 percent) had a strong showing. The remaining five candidates collectively received less than 25 percent of the votes. Of the nearly 126,893 registered voters in the district, 6,071 cast a vote. Historically, elections in odd numbered years and...
Commissioner Race: 743 Votes Cast at Early Voting Sites, More Candidate Forums Planned
Elections, Politics

Commissioner Race: 743 Votes Cast at Early Voting Sites, More Candidate Forums Planned

Mayor William “Bill” Edwards was one of the first South Fulton residents to cast a ballot during early voting in the election for Fulton County Commissioner in District 6. The former commissioner took to social media earlier this week to “post the peach" and encourage turnout. So far, 742 other voters have followed his lead. Five sites opened on Monday, August 26 for early voting. The highest turnout was at the South Fulton Service Center with 268 votes, followed by the C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center with 205 votes. The Fulton County Government Center and East Point and Fairburn library branches are also open. Voter turnout in special elections and in odd-numbered years, especially in local elections, tends to be lower. After a review of the numbers, candidate Rafer ...
League of Women Voters, NAACP Host Forum for Commissioner Candidates
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League of Women Voters, NAACP Host Forum for Commissioner Candidates

Early voting is underway in Fulton County to determine who will be the next District 6 Commissioner, and fill the shoes of the late Emma Darnell. And voters are still getting to know the candidates. The latest forum, held yesterday, was hosted in the city of South Fulton by The League of Women Voters Atlanta-Fulton County in partnership with the Atlanta NAACP, Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Renaissance Church of Christ. https://youtu.be/mRZ4mISan9o The event forum was moderated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Boynton (V-103, 1380 WAOK) and CW 69's Keisha Lancelin. Topics tackled included economic development, annexations and how candidates would collaborate with existing commissioners to get results for South Fulton County. ...
Three Councilmembers Face Challengers, Willis Unopposed
Government, Politics

Three Councilmembers Face Challengers, Willis Unopposed

The city of South Fulton will hold a general election on November 5 to select councilmembers in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Incumbents in three of the districts will face challengers. District 3 Councilwoman Helen A. Willis is unopposed. “I’m humbled and honored to be unopposed,” said Councilwoman Willis. “I will continue to be committed to my community and its progress.” In District 1, Mathis Ben Colquitt, a network engineer will challenge Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell. In District 5, Councilwoman Rosie Jackson will face three opponents: Corey Alan Reeves, vice president; Clyde Eugene Sampson, II, baggage handler; and Duane L. McClain, educational specialist. Reeves previously faced off against Jackson in 2017 in the city council election earning 48.55 percent of the v...
Forums Connect Commissioner Candidates to Community
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Forums Connect Commissioner Candidates to Community

Ahead of the election for Fulton County Commissioner District 6, South Fulton residents are getting to know the candidates via a series of forums in the local community. Voters will have a chance to connect with the candidates on August 3 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church (3310 Bethsaida Road, 30213) at 10:00 a.m. during a townhall meeting hosted by city of South Fulton Mayor Pro Tem and District 7 councilmember Mark Baker. On August 5, the Cedar Grove Community Association (CGCA) will hold a forum at Arlington Christian School (4500 Ridge Road, 30213) at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sir Jose Bright will serve as the moderator. Questions will be taken from the audience and from live stream viewers. CGCA is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization. On August 14, the South Met...
Notice of Election to the Qualified Voters of the City of South Fulton
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Notice of Election to the Qualified Voters of the City of South Fulton

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Tuesday, November 5, 2019, an election will be held in all voting precincts of City of South Fulton Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. At which time all qualified voters will elect councilmembers for the referenced Districts. Each individual seeking to serve as councilmember for City of South Fulton Districts 1, 3, 5 or 7 beginning January 1, 2020 shall file a notice of candidacy with the Election Superintendent, S. Diane White at City of South Fulton City Hall, located 5440 Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30336, during qualifying week. Said notices of candidacy shall be submitted from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, August 19, 2019 through Friday, August 23, 2019. The qualifying fee is $390.00. City of South Fulton residents should reg...
South Metro Democratic Women Hold Forum for District 6 Commissioner Candidates
Government, Politics

South Metro Democratic Women Hold Forum for District 6 Commissioner Candidates

On July 8, the South Metro Democratic Women's Council held the first candidate forum for those vying to become the next Fulton County Commissioner in District 6. The seat was previously held by the late Emma Darnell. Nine candidates have qualified to run: Khadijah Abdur-Rahman; Yoshina Colbert Bradford; Joe Carn; Carl Winfred Dorsey Jr.; Sonia Francis-Rolle; Sojourner Marable Grimmett; Warren C. Head Jr.; Rafer Johnson; and Gordon L. Joyner. Bradford, Francis-Rolle, Grimmett and Johnson are residents of the city of South Fulton, which comprises 50 percent of District 6. During the forum, six of the nine candidates addressed a number of topics, including workforce development, environmental justice and senior services. (Watch the forum in its entirety below.) https://youtu.be/...
Four South Fulton Residents Vie for the Late Emma Darnell’s Seat
Government, Politics

Four South Fulton Residents Vie for the Late Emma Darnell’s Seat

On September 17, voters in Fulton County’s District 6 will head to the polls to elect a new commissioner, following the death of the beloved Emma Darnell. The district includes Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, unincorporated Fulton County, Hapeville, Palmetto and portions of Atlanta, College Park, East Point, South Fulton and Union City. Nine candidates met the deadline last Friday to qualify for the election to fill Darnell’s unexpired term. City of South Fulton Residents Pictured R to L: Colbert-Bradford, Grimmett, Johnson Four residents of the city of South Fulton have put their names in the hat: Yoshina Colbert-Bradford, Sonia Francis-Rolle, Sojourner Marable Grimmett and Rafer Johnson. Yoshina Colbert-Bradford Colbert-Bradford is a life-long resident of the distric...

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