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Peach County woman to challenge Rep. Bishop

Peach County woman to challenge Rep. Bishop

A Houston County woman plans to run for Sanford Bishop's 2nd Congressional District seat, according to a news release.

Vivian Childs plans to announce her candidacy Monday in Byron, her release says.

She is "one of a very few African-American women in Georgia who has chosen to run as a Republican," according to her campaign.

The district includes most of Bibb county, Peach, Crawford, Dooly, Macon and Taylor counties .

Her news release does not indicate whether Childs has moved into the district. We could not reach her campaign for comment.

She is the daughter of a 28-year Navy veteran and the wife of a retired Air Force colonel, Henry Childs.

According to her personal website,Childs is a minister and runs a business that does publishing, tutoring, mentoring and GED prep.

Governor Deal proposes $42B budget, more education funding

Governor Deal proposes $42B budget, more education funding

A $42.3 billion budget plan from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal would increase spending on education as the economy slowly recovers from a deep recession.

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) - After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The laws are among a small number of major bills that become law with the new year. Others include rules requiring all new day care employees to undergo more exhaustive background checks, as well as a requirement that schools provide information about concussion risks to parents. While the ethics laws set the first state limits on how much a lobbyist can spend, there remain considerable loopholes and questions about how it will all be enforced. Under the new laws, lobbyists will not be able to spend more than $75 at a time. Previously, lobbyists could spend as much as they wanted as long as it was noted on disclosure reports filed with the state. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Byron runoff election at municipal complex

Byron runoff election at municipal complex

Byron voters can vote in the runoff election at the Conference Center in the Byron Municipal Complex.

That runoff is on December 3, 2013.

The Municipal Complex is located at 401 Main Street and will be the sole voting location.

If you voted in the November 5 election, you are eligible to vote on Dec. 3.

Polls are open from 7-7.

 

 

Central Georgia Election Roundup

Central Georgians take to the polls Tuesday in more than 60 races in which mayors and city council members will be elected and Sunday alcohol sales questions will be answered in some areas.

Some voters in the Tuesday elections will also decide special purpose local option sales tax questions.

The following is a list of Central Georgia cities and counties hosting elections.

-Warner Robins

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Robins AFB projects the following activities on base will be affected by the shutdown:

Senator Staton Recognized by American Conservative Union

Senator Staton Recognized by American Conservative Union

The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Cecil Staton (R –Macon) for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group's Conservative Award on August 13 at a reception held at the Georgia World Congress Center. This marks the second consecutive year that Sen. Staton has received this award.