“They’re wanting to move very quickly,” Mayor J.Y. Carter told members of the Lafayette City Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 5 as he introduced Cobb-Vantres’ proposal to buy 9.55 acres of Industrial Park property. “James Young was here last Wednesday, and they’re wanting to get our lawyers together as soon as possible.”
Read more: Cobb-Vantres to Buy 9.55 Industrial Park Acres
When all votes were in and counted, the closest race of the August 7 election turned out to be one for a seat on the school board, representing Districts 1, 2, 11, and 20. Ronald Birdwell won that seat by just four votes; with his opponent Mark Sircy receiving 194, Birdwell getting 198. Birdwell fills the seat vacated by Diana Carter. Incumbent Stephen Walton kept his seat, representing Districts 13, 14, 17, and 18, with a 175 vote lead over Quinn Marlow. Walton got 353 votes for his position. John Wheeley was chosen to fill the seat vacated by Mike Marshall, with 306 votes as opposed to Chuck Sandifer’s 201.
Read more: County Votes Are In: 3,084 Voters Choose Officials
On Sunday, Aug. 10, area farmers will get a chance to show their anger at the high price of fuel - as well as at the politicians in Washington who have seemingly turned a deaf ear to their suffering - when a protest rally is held in historic Red Boiling Springs.
Tensions flared during Monday night’s County Commission meeting on August 4th after several county office heads including Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons and Circuit Court Clerk Rick Gann, questioned the reason for variations in county office employee wages.
Using the example that the three employees working in the Macon County Mayors Office are being paid more than the secretarial employees at both the Sheriffs Department and the Circuit Court Office, both Gammons and Gann voiced their concerns that their employees work “just as hard.”