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