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Dooly County Qualified Candidates for 2012 - Local Races

 

The 2012 Election Season is officially in full swing and it can be confusing as it is important. So here is a list of all qualified candidates in races for seats in Dooly County.

 

Probate Court Judge

Rooney Bowen III (D) (incumbent)

 

Clerk of Superior Court

Betty Colter (D) (incumbent)

Lanier Roberts (D)

 

Tax Commissioner

Faye J. Mixon (D) (incumbent)

 

Board of Education – District 3

Wayne Wilkin (D) (incumbent)

Kenneth Servon Kellogg Sr. (D)

Bobby G. Ellis (D)

 

Coroner

Marvin Bowen (R) (incumbent)

 

Board of Commissioner - District 5

David Barron (D)

 

Sheriff

Lucius Van Peavy Jr. (D) (incumbent)

Dooly, Macon Counties January Unemployment Rates

 Dooly, Macon Counties January Unemployment Rates

Dooly County's unemployment rate for January was 14.4 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Macon County's unemployment rate in January was 14.6 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

Macon County SPLOST Passes

Macon County SPLOST Passes

8:57 p.m. Macon County SPLOST passes with 726 votes. That's 73% of the vote.

7:26 p.m. 76% voted  yes for SPLOST with 50% of precincts reporting.

That's 330 votes yes vs. 103 votes against it.

Polls closed at 7 p.m.

Dooly County SPLOST Passes

Dooly County SPLOST Passes

8:52 p.m. Dooly County SPLOST passes with 691 votes. That's 71% of the vote.

8:17 p.m.  The Dooly County SPLOST is passing with  73% of the vote, that's with 40% of precincts reporting so far.

Polls closed at 7 p.m.

See Who Your Neighbors Support with Campaign Donations

See Who Your Neighbors Support with Campaign Donations

See who in your area donated to whose presidential campaign by zipcode on the Federal Election Commission website.

Click here to see the 2012 Election Campaign Finances. You can search by zipcode in Georgia.

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Macon, Dooly Counties

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Macon, Dooly Counties

Gingrich, Paul, Santorum and Romney won't be the only choices here in Central Georgia on March 6, Super Tuesday.

In Dooly County, they'll consider a $10.8 million SPLOST that would pay to renovate the county courthouse and also pay for projects in Byromville, Dooling, Lilly, Unadilla and Vienna.

Macon County voters will be asked whether to extend the penny sales tax for up to five years to raise up to $7.6 million. The money would be used for school projects, including renovating Macon County High.

Last Day: Register to Vote for the Primaries

Last Day: Register to Vote for the Primaries

Today is the last day to register to vote in the presidential primaries.

If you're not registered to vote, download and print the voter registration application and head over to the Macon County Board of Registrars. That's located at 121 S Sumter St. in Oglethorpe.

If you live in Vienna, Ga./Dooly County, head over to the Board of Elections at 402 Hawkinsville Rd.