Early vot­ing for this year’s Gen­eral Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tion ends this Fri­day, Nov. 3

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

Early vot­ing for this year’s Gen­eral Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tion ends this Fri­day, Nov. 3. The ac­tual Gen­eral Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tion is next Tues­day, Nov. 7, 2017.

There have been 340 to cast their vote early as of press time for this year’s Gen­eral Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tion, which in­cludes the City of Cal­houn, Town of Re­saca and a county-wide SPLOST vote on the bal­lot. Early vot­ing is held daily un­til Fri­day through Nov. 3, 2017, from 8: 30 a. m. un­til 5 p. m. at the Gor­don County Board of Elec­tions & Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice, which is now lo­cated at the old BB&T Build­ing at 215 North Wall Street in Cal­houn.

On Tues­day, Nov. 7, bal­lots can be cast at in­di­vid­ual vot­ing precincts around the county from 7 a. m. - 7 p. m. Two vot­ing precincts in the county have been re­lo­cated: for those vot­ing in Sug­ary Val­ley, your new precinct is at Sugar Val­ley Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 3742 Sugar Val­ley Road NW in Sugar Val­ley. If you vote in Oak­man, your new precinct is lo­cated at Fairview Church of God Fel­low­ship Hall at 3050 Tay­lor Town Road NE in Ranger.

For more in­for­ma­tion on precincts, please call the Gor­don County Board of Elec­tions Of­fice at 706- 629- 7781. Sam­ple bal­lots can be viewed at www. mvp. sos. ga. gov.

The elec­tion in­volves sev­eral posts up for grabs in the City of Cal­houn, City of Fair­mount, City of Plainville and Town of Re­saca.

An im­por­tant Spe­cial Pur­pose Lo­cal Op­tion Sales Tax ( SPLOST) vote is also on the bal­lot. This SPLOST is not new; if passed it will sim­ply be a con­tin­u­a­tion of the SPLOST cur­rently in place. SPLOST projects laid out by Gor­don County and the lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties on this bal­lot in­clude:

Gor­don County: Fund­ing cap­i­tal out­lay projects con­sist­ing of: pub­lic works projects in­clud­ing road and bridge im­prove­ments, an­nual paving, equip­ment pur­chase, resur­fac­ing projects, im­prove­ment, re­pairs or re­place­ment to Mt. Olive Road, Boone Ford

Road, and, other roads, bridges or cap­i­tal in­fra­struc­ture; pub­lic safety ve­hi­cles and equip­ment; ren­o­va­tion and equip­ping of gov­ern­ment ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ings; ren­o­va­tion and equip­ping the E911 fa­cil­ity; ren­o­vate, con­struct and equip Sugar Val­ley Fire Sta­tion; land ac­qui­si­tion, de­sign, con­struc­tion and equip­ping an Agri­cul­tural Fa­cil­ity and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment projects; im­prove­ments to Parks and Recre­ation in­clud­ing ren­o­va­tions at Sala­coa Park; de­vel­op­ment of green­ways and trails; im­prove­ments to Sono­rav­ille recre­ation fa­cil­ity; and to ac­quire land, de­sign, con­struct and equip Youth Sports field( s) on the west side of the County; con­struc­tion and equip­ment for a new ev­i­dence build­ing and morgue; ren­o­va­tion, ex­pan­sion and equip­ment for records re­ten­tion; ren­o­va­tions to the Sugar Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

City of Cal­houn: Fund­ing pub­lic safety projects con­sist­ing of: po­lice body cam­eras, fire depart­ment ve­hi­cle ex­trac­tion equip­ment, po­lice sta­tion debt re­pay­ment; fund­ing recre­ation projects con­sist­ing of a new gym with in­door walk­ing loop, ten­nis court im­prove­ments, dog park, trail sys­tem ex­pan­sion through­out Cal­houn, play­ground equip­ment, Oostanaula boat ramp im­prove­ments, main­te­nance equip­ment; fund­ing pub­lic works street milling and resur­fac­ing, pub­lic works equip­ment, com­ple­tion of Peters Street, re­cy­cling build­ing and equip­ment, main­te­nance equip­ment for ceme­tery, parks, and an­i­mal con­trol, side­walk re­pair and ex­pan­sion, ad­di­tional side­walk ac­cess to all city schools; fund­ing util­i­ties to re­pair and re­place var­i­ous sewer in­fra­struc­ture.

City of Fair­mount: Fund­ing cap­i­tal projects con­sist­ing of: pub­lic works projects for city streets to in­clude widen­ing, curbs and gut­ters, side­walks, storm drains, shoul­der re­pair, street main­te­nance and equip­ment, re­pair and re­place

TIM GODBEE / For the Times

The Cal­houn Lady Jack­ets com­pleted a long jour­ney to a state ti­tle on Satur­day with a 4-2 vic­tory over Cook County in the Class AAA Elite Eight fi­nals. The win com­pleted a 4-0 run in Colum­bus to give Cal­houn their fourth state ti­tle in the last five years.

The Sono­rav­ille Lady Phoenix also trav­eled to Colum­bus for the Elite Eight for the sec­ond time in pro­gram his­tory and earned their first ever win in the Elite Eight be­fore their sea­son ended in heartbreaking fash­ion.

For full cov­er­age, in­clud­ing game sto­ries and pho­tos from the Elite Eight, see

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