News Line for Trenton

Lowery Wins City Election With Only 41 Votes
The Special Election in the City of Trenton to elect a Streets Commissioner drew just six percent of the City’s registered voters last week as Tommy Lowery won the seat with only 41 votes.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Commissioners Want SPLOST To Continue
The Dade County Commission held a Special Called Meeting last Thursday for the purpose of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Trenton, Dade County Industrial Development Authority, and Water and Sewer Authority for SPLOST Referendum including General Obligation Bonds.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

City Voters Can Cast Votes Starting Monday
The upcoming election for Streets Commissioner has been set for March 18 with three people qualifying for the position, Tommy Lowery, David Moore and Donald Taylor. Early voting will begin on Feb. 24 and end March 14.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Three Qualify For Special Election
The City of Trenton will hold a Special Election on March 18th after three people qualified for the vacant Streets Commissioner position last week.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

City Overcomes More Than A Quarter Of A Million Dollar Deficit; Ends 2013 With Surplus
The Trenton City Council opened its first meeting of 2014 with the swearing in of two councilmen and City Clerk.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Special Election Will Be March 18
At the Dec. 9 meeting, Mayor Emanuel and City Clerk Lucretia Houts announced a timetable to bring the commission back up to force with a special election, and the commissioners voted unanimously – both of them – to approve the several measures needed to make the election happen.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Citizens Present Nuisance Petition At City Meeting
Deena Brandon presented a petition signed by 32 neighbors calling for “immediate action for the cleanup and debris removal” of 461 Poplar Street in Trenton, on the grounds that: “The property is bringing down our property values, is unsafe and is an eyesore.”
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Streets Commissioner Candidate Dies Three Days Before Election
Trenton’s David Raines died Saturday following cancer surgery earlier in the week. He was 66. Raines, who had owned Trenton Tire and Auto since 1980, was to have run unopposed for streets commissioner in the Trenton city elections on Tuesday.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

It's Houts, Gray And Powell
After the big shocker of the death of streets commissioner candidate David Raines three days before the election, Tuesday night’s Trenton city poll results held no big surprises, with incumbents easily hanging onto their seats against the two challengers.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Fort Oglethorpe uncorks Sunday alcohol sales
Champagne lovers can pop corks in celebration in Fort Oglethorpe -- on Sundays -- since voters there on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor in restaurants and package beer and wine sales.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press