Votes abound across midstate in November | Elections |


Votes abound across midstate in November | Elections |

Three weeks after Macon and Bibb County voters elect the first mayor of their consolidated government, residents across Middle Georgia will pick their new leaders.

Here’s a look at races taking place in Crawford, Monroe, Jones, Baldwin, Wilkinson, Twiggs, Laurens and Macon counties on Nov. 5:

• Culloden: For city council, incumbents Ozzie Penamon, Margie Campbell and Julie Stallings face challenges from Emmit Brice, Margie Campbell and Melvin James.

• Dublin: For the three city council seats, newcomer Curtis Q. Edwards Jr. will join incumbents Jerry Davis and Gerald Smith Jr.

For the school board, incumbents Bonny B. Bedingfield, Richard E. Sheffield and John Allen Bell are running unopposed.

The city will also vote on whether to allow alcohol sales in convenience stores on Sundays and whether to allow restaurants to serve alcohol on Sundays.

• Dudley: Mayor Jason Locke is running unopposed.

For city council, incumbents Doyle Brown, Sandra C. Odom, and Keith S. Smith face challengers Dale Fuller and Ricky Harrison.

• Forsyth: The city is holding a special election to fill the council seats vacated by Desi Hansford and James Calloway, who pleaded guilty to corruption charges in September. Greg Goolsby, Alleta Mays, Mary Forde and Jimmy Jones are running to fill the two seats.

In the regular election, three council seats are up for grabs as incumbents Eric Wilson and Mike Dodd face challenges from Julius Stroud III, Dexter King, Tonya Battle-Walker, Lee Roberts and Rosemary Walker. Joanna Banks is not seeking re-election.

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