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Candidates qualify in three local cities

Qualifying closed recently for the cities of Williamson, Molena and Concord with only one contested race. In Molena, two candidates will face off for the mayor’s seat, including incumbent Jennifer Riggins and challenger and former mayor George Ingram. Elise Anthony qualified unopposed for the Post 1 seat and incumbent Damon Riggins qualified for Post 2. In Williamson, council seats for Post 2 and Post 3 were vacant but only one candidate qualified – Stephen Levin. In Concord, incumbent mayor John Strickland qualified with no opposition. Incumbent Tim Brown qualified for the Post 1 seat and Larry Young qualified for the Post 2 seat, both without opposition. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the registrar’s office on Jackson Street. Also on the Nov. 7 ballot will be an E-SPLOST renewal referendum. The one-cent sales tax would raise up to $6 million for renovating, repairing, improving and equipping existing school buildings and athletic facilities and paving. Funds would also be used for new equipment, including HVAC equipment, computers, software and safety and security equipment.

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