Lavonia candidate forum to be held Thursday

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Hear from the Lavonia city council and mayoral candidates Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lavonia Depot.

  • Candidates for political office in the city of Lavonia will speak and answer questions at forum Thursday at the Lavonia Depot.
    Candidates for political office in the city of Lavonia will speak and answer questions at forum Thursday at the Lavonia Depot.
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LAVONIA – The Lavonia Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to a town hall forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Lavonia Depot.

The candidates for the offices of mayor and city council will present their platforms at the forum.

In the mayor’s race, Courtney Umbehant and Harold Harbin are running.

Harbin is a current member of the city council, while Umbehant resigned earlier this year in order to run for the mayor’s seat.

In Post 4, Ralph Owens is facing Andrew Murphy. 

Owens is the current mayor of Lavonia. He chose not to seek reelection and to seek the council seat instead.

In Post 3, incumbent Eddie Floyd is facing Mary Lou Jackson.

Michael Schulman, the only candidate in the Post 1 race, said he also plans to attend and will speak.  

Each candidate will have three minutes for an opening statement. 

Questions previously submitted by the public will be presented by the moderator to each candidate. 

No questions will be taken from the floor.

Persons who live outside the city limits but have a Lavonia address are encouraged to attend because they have a vested interest in the city’s socio-economic success.

Light refreshments will be served.