• Hopkins wins school board District 7
By Linda Green

The 11,949 active McDuffie County voters cast 2,576 ballots on May 20, which resulted in two candidates in the Board of Education’s District 3 to face a runoff on July 22.
In the race for District 7 school board seat, Bill Hopkins defeated Chris Tutt and Mary Lowe.
The voters also overwhelmingly approved a special purpose local option sales tax for capitol projects across the county. The residents in the 10 voting precincts voted 1,688 to 793 in favor of the $23 million list of projects that include the McDuffie County law Enforcement Center, recreation facilities and completing paying for the Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center.
McDuffie residents joined voters across the state in balloting for individuals seeking positions on the local and statewide government positions. Across the county, 21.56 percent of the voters cast a ballot in the May 20 general election
Three candidates vied for the District 3 Board of Education Seat being vacated by Ella Samuels. The names of Richard H. Downs, Jarvis Jerome McNair and James Taylor, Sr. appeared on the ballots in two out of 10 voting precincts. In the end, Downs and McNair will face each other again in a runoff since none of the candidates received 50 plus one percent of the votes cast. In the election, Downs received 130 votes or 29.28 percent; McNair received 186 votes, or 41.89 percent and Taylor received 127 votes or 28.60 percent of the ballots cast.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 22, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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