As we look ahead to November’s elections, Dallas-Hiram Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here’s our start on some of the candidates and issues we’ll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
County Commission: Both elections involving the Paulding County Board of Commissioners are contested. Commission Chairman David Austin is being challenged by Tony Crowe, while the Post 1 commission seat is being sought by David Carmichael and Heidi Leggett; Post 1 Commissioner Larry Ragsdale had initially qualified to run for reelection but dropped out of the race at the last minute on the final day of qualifying.
TSPLOST: Expect to hear the term “TSPLOST” (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) throughout the summer. The Transportation Investment Act referendum is putting a proposed 10-year, 1-percent sales tax up for