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Incumbent Padgett wins in school trustee race

...381 votes, or 63.6 percent, while John Bentley Jr. received 227 votes, or 36.4 percent. Mr. Bentley was first elected mayor of the city in 2000, the same time Mr. Dean was first elected to the city council. Voters also filled two city...
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Mayor supported rock concert

...into the local economy. But Carpenter's sentiment is common in Athens-Clarke County, where O'Looney was first elected mayor and chairwoman in 1990. Whether voters support her or not, they agree she's not your typical buttoned-down...
Small family cemeteries still dot the area action has been taken, he added.Also in Augusta is the historic Walker family cemetery, where the city's first elected mayor, Freeman Walker, and Confederate General Henry William Talbot Walker are buried.When Freeman Walker sold the...
Teamwork boosted Augusta in 2011

...reason many great things happened in 2011, and I know even more will happen in 2012.Happy New Year to each of you, and thank you for all that you do to make Augusta a great city. (The writer was first elected mayor of Augusta in 2005.)
Officials' bullying has to stop now

...respectful, message from citizens and businesses throughout Augusta that this type of behavior will no longer be tolerated.I'll continue to do my part and ask that you all do yours.(The writer was first elected mayor of Augusta in 2005.)
Beyond the numbers: Demographic data belie Augusta's successes

...fits and starts at times, to fulfill its potential. However, I leave it to readers to make this decision for themselves, as everyone is entitled to their own opinions. (The writer was first elected mayor of Augusta in November 2005.)
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Across Georgia

...died at age 81. Mr. Boney had spent 18 years as mayor of the town, which is 140 miles south of Atlanta. He was first elected mayor in November 1989 when he ran unopposed. -- Edited from wire reports
Referendum funds quality of life

...and I will be glad to show you how important it is to vote "yes" to continue the sales tax.(The writer was first elected mayor of Jackson, S.C., in 2002.)
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London says farewell to doubledecker bus

...A potential savior appeared in the person of Ken Livingstone, a populist Cockney who in 2000 became London's first elected mayor. In 2001, Livingstone said that "only some ghastly dehumanized moron would want to get rid of the Routemaster...
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...approval Monday for a committee to begin raising money for a plaza that will bear Ms. Smith's name. Ms. Smith was first elected mayor as a write-in candidate in 1975 and served two terms. The cost estimate for construction is $360,000. Memorial...