In South Fulton, former Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards had a commanding lead in the nine-person race for mayor, but did not cross the 50-percent threshold to avoid a runoff. He will face Benny Crane in April. All of South Fulton’s City Council races are headed to runoffs.
- Cobb County voters approved a sales tax for public education. The special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) will pay for building new schools and buying equipment.
- In Fayette County, voters overwhelmingly approved their own SPLOST to pay for projects like transportation, stormwater infrastructure, public safety and facilities. It is their first to be approved in more than a decade.
- Loganville residents passed a measure that will allow Sunday sales of beer, wine and distilled liquor by the package.
- In Roswell, Lori Henry and Marie Willsey will go to a runoff for a City Council seat.
Voters approved the creation of the cities of South Fulton, which has a population of about 100,000, and Stonecrest in November.
The two cities boasted a combined 90 candidates for the city council and mayor posts. Twenty-two of those candidates are advancing to runoff elections.
Lary, a real estate investor and concert promoter, bested Charles Hill and Douglas Favors for the mayor’s seat.
Stonecrest mayor: Jason Lary
Stonecrest Council District 1: Jimmy Clanton Jr.
Stonecrest Council District 3: Jazzmin Cobble
Runoffs April 18
South Fulton Mayor: Bill Edwards and Benny Crane
South Fulton Council District 1: Catherine Rowell and Willie Davis
South Fulton Council District 2: Damita Chatman and Camalitha Gumbs
South Fulton Council District 3: Helen Willis and Louis Bell
South Fulton Council District 4: Naeema Gilyard and Mandisha Thomas
South Fulton Council District 5: Rosie Jackson and Corey Reeves
South Fulton Council District 6: Khalid Kamau and Charlean Parks
South Fulton Council District 7: Mark Baker and Linda Pritchett
Stonecrest Council District 2: Rob Turner and Plez Joyner
Stonecrest Council District 4: George Turner and Mary-Pat Hector
Stonecrest Council District 5: Diane Adoma and Tammy Grimes
For full results, please visit http://on-ajc.com/2n4sPwg