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Vote today! Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Today will determine two city elections and a countywide special election that could give senior citizen homeowners a tax break. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Barnesville elections are being held at the civic center and Milner elections are at Milner Baptist church. Those voting in the county election will go to their usual precincts. Former multi-term councilman Larry B. Whitworth is taking on incumbent Robert Neal Devane in Barnesville’s Ward 4 race. BBQ & Blues festival chairman T.J. Imberger opposes incumbent Mark Stone in the Ward 5 race. In Milner, veteran councilman George Weldon, newcomer Tracey Smallwood and newly appointed councilman Roger Samples are vying for two at-large council seats. Countywide, voters can approve or disapprove a homestead exemption from school ad valorem taxes of up to $7,000 of the assessed value of the homestead after a specified five-year phase-in period for those age 70 and older. For voting status info, call the registrar’s office at 770-358-5235. There are 9,543 active voters and 2,260 inactive voters in Lamar. Inactive voters who vote will automatically change their status back to active. Realtime election results will be immediately posted at Results will also be available by calling The Herald Gazette’s highly popular election hotline at 770.358. NEWS (6397).

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