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Fayetteville qualifying ends, two seats contested

Qualifying for mayor and two city council seats in Fayetteville ended at 4:30 this afternoon, and the final results are that incumbent Mayor Greg Clifton will be challenged this fall by Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Johnson, newcomer Harland Shirley will run unopposed for Johnson’s vacated Post 1 city council seat, and newcomer Kathaleen Brewer will challenge…

Fayetteville Councilman Johnson to challenge Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville City Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Johnson has qualified to run for mayor against incumbent Greg Clifton. According to Fayetteville City Clerk Anne Barksdale, Clifton officially qualified earlier today to run for reelection. Local artist Kathaleen Brewer, daughter of former Fayetteville City Councilman Glen Brewer, also qualified to run in the mayoral race, having…

Qualifying week starts slow in Fayette

Municipal qualifying week in Fayette got off to a slow start, as only three candidates signed up to run as of late Monday afternoon, though there are a total of 13 seats up for grabs this November across the county. Tyrone Town Hall reported that only incumbent Councilwoman Linda Howard officially qualified to run for…

Candidates qualify next week for municipal elections

Qualifying begins Tuesday morning and runs through Thursday afternoon for people interested in serving as Fayetteville mayor or council member of posts 2 and 3. Incumbent Mayor Greg Clifton and councilmen Edward Johnson and Mickey Edwards have all said they intend to seek reelection to their current seats. There have been no public announcements of…

County Commissioner Pota Coston dies after months long battle with cancer

Fayette County News has confirmed that Fayette County Commission Vice-Chair Pota Coston died today as a result of a months long battle with breast cancer. Coston has the distinction of having been the first black candidate to serve on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners when she was sworn in this January. Coston has been…

Study shows growing up in Fayette County is good for kids in poor families

A new study on upward economic mobility reported in the New York Times indicated that growing up in Fayette County is a relatively good proposition for the future income of children in lower income families. The study by Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren examined the relationship between the county in which children were raised and…

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