After the death of veteran Grovetown Council member Marjorie Adams in 2006, three candidates ran to finish her term.
All three are fine men, and just a handful of votes separated the three on election day. Of the three, Dick Manion won the race. The second, Sonny McDowell, now serves as the president of the Grovetown Merchants Association.
The third, Barry Davis, is now seeking election to fill the unexpired term of the late David Daughtry, and Grovetown is fortunate to have the opportunity to elect the third of these men.
Davis is a father of three, a 15-year Grovetown resident and a banker with a strong record of community service. He's on the board of the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a post that gives him a bird's-eye view of the community's image.
That's just the ticket for Grovetown, with the Lewiston Road-Interstate 20 interchange on the verge of a commercial explosion on one side of town, Fort Gordon on the other, and the new Grovetown High School nearby.
Davis' business acumen will help the city follow its well-designed growth plan to take advantage of those projects while improving the city's character and quality of life. Grovetown will benefit tremendously by electing him to city council.
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