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Social Circle features contested races

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Social Circle voters will see contested races in several elections this fall.

The city will have elections Nov. 7 for seats on both the City Council and Board of Education. Thirteen candidates qualified for six seats.

Councilman Scott Simpkins is not seeking re-election in District 1. In his place, former Councilwoman Traysa Cody Price, Adolphus Gaither and William T. Haney are running.

Mayor Pro Tem David Keener will be re-elected to the District 3 seat without opposition.

Former school board member John Callahan was elected chairman of the city Board of Education without opposition.

Callahan resigned the District 1 seat to run after Chairman Tim Lemonds decided not to seek re-election.

In Callahan’s stead, four people have sought the 1st District seat in a special election: Jessica Hutcheson, Cassie Jones, Tonia Lumpkin and Kimberley Donaldson.

(Jones, a photographer, is an occasional contributor to The Covington News.)

Two incumbents on the Social Circle Board of Education face challengers. In District 2, Antonio Jackson is facing incumbent Jamie P. Peterson. In District 4, incumbent Charles Akin faces challenger Sabrina Sanford Flint.

Oct. 10 is the deadline for voter registration. Early voting will be Oct. 16 through Nov. 3.