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Message from the Director

Updated May 23, 2020
Starting Wednesday, May 27, Athens Regional Library System will begin circulating library materials through curbside service.   Curbside service will be available to patrons Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please read the Message from the Director for the full statement.

Thank you for your support! Our library has won the Public Libraries' Readers Choice Award!

Rhiannon Eades, PIOWe are proud to share that Public Information Officer Rhiannon Eades' article, "Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach," has won the 2020 Public Libraries' Feature Article Readers Choice Award! The article was published in the September/October 2019 issue of Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association. The article highlights TILT, or Trauma Informed Library Transformation, a partnership between Athens-Clarke County Library and the University of Georgia School of Social Work, funded by a Community Catalyst grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thank you to everyone who voted for our article! Read it here:  http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2020/04/implementing-a-trauma-informed-approach/  

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

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Elections

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Primary Election: the process by which voters can indicate their preference for a candidate in an upcoming general election and narrows the field of candidates for various elected offices at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government.

2020 Candidates will be added after Primary selection.


 IMPORTANT DATES

    • April 9, 2020 - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the postponement of the Primary Election until June 9. 
    • DEADLINES
      • May 11 - voter registration for June 9 General Primary Election 
      • Oct. 5 - voter registration for Nov. 3 General Election
    • Election Dates
      • June 9 - General & Presidential Primary Election
      • August 11 - General Primary Runoff
      • November 3 - General Election
    • Qualifying Candidates

Early voting for the June 9 election begins May 18. Check your county for early voting locations and times.


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BY COUNTY

STATEWIDE

Clarke

Website: https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/160/Board-of-Elections

 


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Oconee

Website: https://www.oconeecounty.com/247/Elections-Registration

Candidates

  • Board of Commissioners
    • Chair
      • Carol Bennett (R)
      • John Daniell (I, R) Campaign Website
      • Johnny Pritchett (R)
      • Eric Gisler (D)
    • Post 1
      • John Laster (R)
      • Mark Thomas (I, R)
    • Post 4
      • Maria Caudill (R)
      • Mark Saxon (I, R)
  • Board of Education
    • Post 1
      • Tom Odom (I, R)
    • Post 4
      • Tim Burgess (R)
      • Laura Williams Ormes (D)
      • Michael D. Ransom (R)
      • Adam Spence (R) Campaign Website
      • Joan E Parker (D)
  • Sheriff

 


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Madison

Website: http://www.mcelections.net/

 

Candidates

  • County Commissioner, District 1
    • Dennis F. Adams (R)
    • Stanley Thomas (R)
  • Tax Commissioner
    • Milton Lamar Dalton, Jr. 
  • Chairman, Board of Commissioners
    • Larry M. Cox (R)
    • Todd Higdon (R)
    • John D. Scarborough
    • Rhonda S. Wooten (R)
  • Coroner
    • Julie K. Harrison 
  • Sheriff
    • James Michael Moore
  • County Surveyor 
    • Gary S. Harvin, Jr. 
  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • County Commissioner, District 2
    • Terry P. Chandler (R)
    • Grant Gillespie (R)
    • Larry R. Stewart (R)
    • Conolus Scott (D) Campaign Website
  • Judge of Probate Court (non-partisan)
    • Walter Cody Cross
  • Board of Education, District 3 (non-partisan)
    • Cindy Nash
    • Jeff Stickland
  • Board of Education, District 4 (non-partisan)
    • Byron J. Lee
  • Board of Education, District 5 (non-partisan)
    • Cynthia Fortson
    • Brenda Moon 

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Oglethorpe

Website: https://www.oglethorpecountyga.gov/copy-of-tax-assessor-1

Candidates

 

    • Sheriff
    • Magistrate Judge (non-partisan)
      • Debra J. Potts 
      • Megan Coile 
      • Samantha Fulghum Mathe 
    • Coroner
      • Howard Sanders (I) (R)
    • Tax Commissioner
      • Sheila Arnold (I) (R)
    • Probate Judge
      • Kayla Harris Miller (I)
    • Clerk of Court
      • Kelly Paradise Smith (I) (R)
    • Board of Commissioners
      • Chairman
      • County Commissioner, District 2
        • Andy Saxon (I)
        • Larry Nackerud (D)
      • County Commissioner, District 4
    • Board of Education
      • Post 1
      • District 2
        • Timothy Poole (I) (R) 
      • District 4
        • Jake Wilcox (R)

 


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Franklin

Website: https://www.franklincountyga.gov/elections-registrations/

Candidates

  • Board of Commissioners
    • Chairman
    • District 1
      • Robert Franklin (I, R)
      • Sheila Baker (R)
      • Doris Warwick (R)
    • District 2
      • Kyle Foster (R)
      • Dawn Holcomb (R)
  • Sheriff 
  • Board of Education
    • Post 1
    • Post 2
      • Kent Hall (R)
      • Jo Beth James (I, R)
  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • Coroner
    • Scott O'Barr

 


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 State-wide

State House Districts

State Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

 
 

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