Columbia County elections officials have selected Nov. 3 for the special election to fill the unexpired term of District 3 County Commissioner Mack Taylor, who resigned to run for a vacated legislative seat.
According to a news release from the Board of Elections, candidates must file between 9 a.m. Aug. 31 and noon Sept. 2 at the Board of Elections Office, 500 Faircloth Drive, Building E, Evans. The qualifying fee is $195.
Two area Georgia high school football teams will take Top-10 rankings into their first game of the 2015 season.
Aquinas, the 2013 Class A private state champion and 2014 state semifinalist, debuted at No. 2 in the first Class A poll of the season. The Irish received one first-place vote and are ranked behind only Mount Paran Christian, the defending state champion. Mount Paran beat Aquinas in the state semifinals to stop Aquinas’ winning streak at 26 games. The Irish ended the 2014 season ranked third.
ATLANTA -- Jeb Bush had critical words Tuesday for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during a stop at the world’s largest drive-in diner.
Maybe it was that the hotdog he ate spoiled his well-known Palio diet, but the former Florida governor was more feisty talking about other presidential candidates than in previous visits to Georgia. In talking with reporters, Bush brushed aside questions about Trump’s lead in recent polls that show Bush in second, saying it was too early to worry about that.
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- More than 500 people packed the school board auditorium in Springfield on Tuesday night, booing speakers from the NAACP who asked for the removal of Confederate symbols from Effingham County High School, which is nicknamed the Rebels.
Robin Screen said a petition he started two days ago on change.org to keep Effingham the home of the Rebels has 6,000 signatures. He said the effort is about school pride and tradition, not racism and hate.
One woman in the audience from Guyton said that removing the symbols is an effort to erase history.