Voting until 7 p.m. today on Sunday sales, Ga. Senate

From STAFF REPORTS news@newnan.com Coweta voters head to the polls today to vote for a new state senator, and some will also be casting ballots for city posts and on the questions of whether beer and wine should be sold on Sunday in Newnan and Senoia. If early voting is any indication, an average turnout can be expected, according to county election officials.
The Nov. 8 ballot includes the race for Georgia Senate District 28, council posts in Senoia and Moreland, and the question of Sunday sales of beer and wine in Newnan and Senoia. Voters will cast ballots for the Georgia Senate District 28 seat left vacant following the resignation of Mitch Seabaugh, who was appointed deputy state treasurer by Gov. Nathan Deal. There are nine candidates seeking the post -- six Republicans, two Democrats, and a non-partisan candidate. The roster of candidates includes Cynthia Bennett (non-partisan-Newnan), 55, an economics teacher; Duke Blackburn (R-Newnan), 61, retired law enforcement officer; Matt Brass (R-Newnan), 33, small business owner; Mike Crane (R-Newnan), 48, general contractor; Kyle Frank (R-Senoia), 60, a real estate appraiser; Dale Pepper (R-Newnan), 52, a pilot; Wayne Seabolt (D-Roopville), 69, an entrepreneur; Edward Stone (R-Senoia), 44, an attorney; and Jammie Williams (D-Sharpsburg), 41, an engineer and former U.S. Marine. Mark Washington of Newnan will appear on the ballot but has withdrawn from the race. Coweta County election superintendent Jane Scoggins said the turnout for early voting, which ended Friday, was "about medium" and "compared to last March, it was good." Polls will be open countywide today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to being posted on the Coweta County website, election results will also be posted at the Coweta County Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of the country administration building on Perry Street, Scoggins said. The Newnan Times-Herald also plans to have live election results at www.times-herald.com. "We had several requests to post the results in a central location as well as online and we were happy to do that," Scoggins said. Results will be posted as soon as they are received and confirmed at the election office, she said.


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