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Jeffersonville City Council to Vote on Proposed Budget

Jeffersonville City Council to Vote on Proposed Budget

Jeffersonville City Council is slated to vote on the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013.

The Twiggs Times New Era reports that the vote is scheduled for the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

 

Reps. Bishop and Scott React to State of the Union

Two Congressmen who represent Central Georgia responded Tuesday night to the President's State of the Union Address with fundamentally different views on how effective the Commander in Chief was.

Republican U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, District 8, said he was disappointed in what he called a lack of specifics.

"We didn't get to hear more about his specific plans to undo the sequester that he signed," Congressman Scott said. "That is going to have such a devastating effect on our military," he added, referring to the string of cuts that would hit the Pentagon's budget March 1, if Congress doesn't intervene.

He also felt President Obama missed an opportunity to heal wounds from the weeks-long fiscal cliff standoff.

State Senator David Lucas Sworn into Office

 

State Senator David Lucas (D-Macon) was officially sworn into office to represent the 26th District yesterday at the state Capitol.  Sen. Lucas will serve Hancock, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson counties along with portions of Bibb, Houston and Jones counties.

“It is an honor to once again be at the State Capitol serving the people of Central Georgia,” said Sen. Lucas.  “I am excited to be back under the Gold Dome and look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to pass smart and meaningful legislation this session.”

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Sen. Lucas served in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1974 to 2011.  While in the House, Sen. Lucas sponsored legislation allowing for the first African-Americans to serve on City Council (HB 1024), as County Commissioner (HB 985) and on the Industrial Authority (HB 533).

Lucas Completes Political Comeback

Veteran state lawmaker David Lucas successfully completes his quest to regain a seat in the Georgia General Assembly.

Lucas, a Macon Democrat, defeated Republican Bobby Gale of Irwinton in Tuesdays general election to capture the District 26 state Senate seat. Lucas polled 42,627 votes to 19,792 for Gale.
That's 68 percent to 32 percent.

District 26 includes parts or all of Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Jones, Hancock and Houston counties.

Lucas won the Democratic nomination by defeating incumbent Miriam Paris and Irving Martinez in the July primary election. Gale was unopposed in the Republican primary.

With Tuesday's victory, Lucas returns to the General Assembly, where he served in the House of Representatives for 34 years.

He resigned his House seat in June 2011 to seek the District 26 seat which became vacant when the late Sen. Robert Brown resigned the position to run for Macon mayor.

Twiggs County Election Results

Twiggs County Election Results

Twiggs County Election Results are in:

For the Twiggs County Commission District 1, Incumbent Tommie Lee Bryant won with 72 percent of the vote.

For Twiggs BOE District 2, Incumbent Teresa Blackshear won the election with 55 percent of the vote.

Twiggs Co. Majority Vote for Obama

Twiggs Co. Majority Vote for Obama

Fifty-four percent of Twiggs County voted for Barack Obama in the presidential race.

Forty-five percent of the Twiggs County vote went to Mitt Romney.

That was 1,905 votes for Romney, and 2,269 votes for Obama. 

One percent, 25 votes, of Twiggs Countian voters selected the third party candidate Gary Johnson on their ballots.

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

See full election results on 13WMAZ.com

Early Voting Now Under Way

Early Voting Now Under Way

Hundreds of people lined up at the Bibb County Board of Elections office Monday for the first day of early voting.

Although we won't have official numbers until late, Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr says it's typical to see a high turnout for an election like this.

The line of voters extended outside the Bibb County Board Elections office, and inside the sight was similar.

"It was a hurry up and wait," says voter David Smith. "They wait outside a long time and then you finally get in, you thought you were going to be able to vote. It kind of like being at Six Flags or Disney World."

Signs hung nearby promoting local candidates, but most voters say the presidential race is what brought them to the polls.

They say they waited for an hour, up to an hour and a half, some for their first chance to vote.