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Council seats up for grabs in four municipalities

Sunday sales to be voted on in Loganville

Posted: Sunday, September 4, 2011 12:00 am

EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this story erroneously reported on both the council and mayoral races in Social Circle. Joining Hal Dally in the mayor's race is Joel Biggs, Hosea Jackson and Barron Steward. Crenan Mills will face former Department of Public Safety Director Steve Shelton for the District 4 seat while Angela Porter will run unopposed for the District 2 seat. For the Board of Education seats, Shannon Thorton Davis and Larry Cross qualified for District 1 and Robbie Groves, Alan Howard and John Callahan qualified for District 3.

Loganville was first to set up races for the November election, with qualifying coming to a close on Wednesday. With three seats up, each incumbent qualified — Jerry Price, Wendell Geiger and Dan Curry — as did political newcomer Lee “Skip” Baliles and former mayor Mike Jones. 

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  • gajoe posted at 10:23 am on Tue, Sep 13, 2011.

    gajoe Posts: 53

    Hate to see a mayor's race unopposed (Walnut Grove). Always like to see some competition for elected office. Maybe next time.!

  • Mimi posted at 1:39 pm on Fri, Sep 9, 2011.

    Mimi Posts: 4

    I am so excited to see that John Callahan is running for the school board. I've known the Callahans for 18 years and have never known any individuals more ethical . John is the kind of person who never makes a decision without knowing all the facts. He would never put his interest before the well-being of the community.

  • SC Foreigner posted at 2:05 pm on Tue, Sep 6, 2011.

    SC Foreigner Posts: 5

    Hello everyone. God save us if John Callahan is elected to the school board in Social Circle. He is devisive, has an axe to grind and would interject turmoil into a board that is already running smoothly. A vote for either other candidate who qualified would be better than a vote for John Callahan.

  • ilovesc posted at 1:12 pm on Mon, Sep 5, 2011.

    ilovesc Posts: 5

    My mistake, there are 2 white candidates and 2 black candidates for mayor. Nice retraction, but the damage has already been done. The question is where did you get your original information? In a small town where rumors and conspiracy theories are rampant, this wasn't good. No candidate is served by this level of inaccuracy. Wasn't it only a couple of weeks ago when Mr. Keener dropped out, that his picture was labeled "Allen," the robbery suspect from the article above, rather than "Keener"? I definitely think you should hire a proofreader.

  • lifeis2short posted at 10:52 pm on Sun, Sep 4, 2011.

    lifeis2short Posts: 106


  • posted at 6:07 pm on Sun, Sep 4, 2011.


    The story which was published in Sunday's edition and originally online did not include the names of several candidates for office in Social Circle.
    We regret the error and the record will be corrected.
    Be assured we will be in contact with all candidates up for election in the near future.

    Thank you,
    Brian Arrington,
    The Walton Tribune

  • ilovesc posted at 10:52 am on Sun, Sep 4, 2011.

    ilovesc Posts: 5

    Dally unopposed? Mills unopposed? This reminds me of the time the Chicago Tribune declared victory for Dewy over Truman. Nice going, Walton Tribune. You managed to forget the 3 black mayoral candidates, one of whom has been running for two months. All three of them qualified on Friday. I guess this was just an oversight, right? In the county where we get to relive the last lynching, this was one heck of a fumble. Or maybe you just have something against opposition candidates. At any rate, this should make national news on its own. You should immediately retract this and offer the candidates that you seem to forget quite easily an apology before the Wednesday edition. Since this wasn't posted yesterday, you would have thought you could've corrected this online, at least. That's just my opinion.