October 31, 2020

School Board Member Resigns; Special Election to be Held

Heard County District 1 School Board representative Tony Burson has resigned from his post after moving out of the district recently.

Burson had served on the board for the past five years in District 1, which encompasses much of the area towards Newnan and over to Corinth in the eastern portion of the county.

We spoke to Burson in a phone interview Thursday afternoon and he stated the following:

“I would like to thank the citizens of my district for entrusting me to serve them for the past five years. I would also like to thank all of Heard County for their excellent support of our school board. I feel very confident that I am leaving the community in the good hands of my fellow board members as well as the Superintendent, Mr. Prince. I have lived in Heard County all of my life and will miss it very much.”

A special election will be held to coincide with the Presidential Preference Primary on March 6, 2012. Qualifying for this special election will be held beginning Monday, November 21, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

The qualifying fee for this position will be $72.00. As a non-partisan position, the qualifying will take place in the Office of the Probate Court located in Room 3 of the Heard County Courthouse at 215 East Court Sq., Franklin,GA.

Persons interested in qualifying for this position may go the Georgia Secretary of State website or pick up a packet from the Probate Court of Heard County to obtain qualification information for this position.

To contact the Probate office via telephone call (706)675-3353. In  order to vote in this special election, voters must be registered by the close of business on Monday, February 6, 2012.

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