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Tuesday is Voting Day
Monday, 01 November 2010

November 1--  Voters in Toombs and Montgomery counties will have some local decisions to make at the polls in Tuesday's general election.

One county commission seat and three county school board seats are contested in Toombs County.

The District Four Toombs Commission seat is between political newcomer Jeff McCormick and longtime Toombs politician Mell Taylor.

On the Toombs County school board, veteran chairman Danny Bowen is challenged by Daniel Caraway.  There's a three-way race in District One among incumbent Needum Rogers and challengers Russ Benton and Michael Tapley.  The District Five seat is between incumbent Robert Rosier and John Holland.  In District Three, newcomer Rahn Milligan is running without opposition due to the last minute withdrawal from the race of Darel Corley.

In Montgomery County, voters will decide if they want to extend a one percent local sales tax earmarked for education.  The school board has promised none of the money will be used to to build a new middle-high school in order to calm the fears of property owners who are against an increase in property taxes.  At the same time, school officials say continuation of the sales tax is imperative to maintain school operations.  If it doesn't pass, the say a property tax increase will be needed.

Seven people are vying for three seats on the school board.  The District One seat for Kibbee and Tarrytown is between incumbent Henry Price and Lendle Hamilton.  The Ailey District Four job pits incumbent Dorothy Days against challenger Charles Robison. The Uvalda District 5 seat is between Evelyn Carpenter, Jrell Craft and former county school superintendent Jim Paul Poole.

Statewide and congressional races area also on the ballot.  There is potential for a runoff in the governor's race which pits former Governor Roy Barnes against Republican challenger Nathan Deal and Libertarian John Monds.

The 12th District Congressional race is between Democrat incumbent John Barrow and Republican Ray McKinney who is hoping voter unhappiness with incumbents will help him upset Congressman Barrow.  


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