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Political forum is tonight

A political forum featuring candidates in the Nov. 3 Barnesville municipal election will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the civic center. Invited are incumbent Barnesville mayor Peter Banks and his challenger, Wanda Sumners Brothers, and Ward 3 incumbent councilman Sammie Shropshire and his challenger Dorothy Carter. The forum is sponsored by the chamber of commerce and Lamar County Farm Bureau. It will be moderated by Herald Gazette publisher Walter Geiger. The polling place at the civic center will be open from 7 a.m. -7 p.m. on election day. Advance voting begins Monday, Oct. 12 and runs through Friday, Oct. 30. All advance ballots must be cast at the board of elections office in the courthouse annex located at 408 Thomaston Street in Barnesville. This is the old T Street Barracks building. Advance ballots may be cast from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

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