Elections board dismisses challenge of Royston council member's residence

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CARNESVILLE – Royston City Council Member Lee Strickland and his wife Sheena may continue to vote in the city of Royston and Franklin County. After a four-hour hearing Wednesday, the Franklin County Board of Elections and Registration voted 3-2 to dismiss a challenge to the Stricklands’ residency claim in Royston and to disqualify them from voting.

Franklin County Board of Elections and Registration members (from left) Roman Strickland, Alice Black, Chairman Doug Kidd, Sherry MacDonald and Angela Whidby (with County Attorney Bubba Samuels and Elections Superintendent Gina Kesler) prepare to listen to tesimony following a break in a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the residency of Lee and Sheena Strickland.
CARNESVILLE – Royston City Council Member Lee Strickland and his wife Sheena may continue to vote in the city of Royston and Franklin County. And Lee Strickland is free to run for reelection in…

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