Election Officials hold District Meeting
On July 16 at Bevrick’s restaurant in Metter, election officials from the region met with Sec. of State liaison Robin Carr to discuss SB202 and changes to election laws in Georgia. Among those attending were Josh Storey election supervisor of Early County, Lisa Paradice election supervisor of Tattnall County, Barbie Mock registrar of Tattnall County, Judge Darin McCoy election superintendent of Evans County, Irene Stanfield registrar of Evans County, Nancy Stephens Board of elections and registration member of Hancock County, Kendall Green Election clerk of Emanuel County, Kerry Curry election supervisor of Emanuel County, Pat Featherstone chair of board of elections of Glynn County, Ginger Boland deputy registrar of Laurens County, Susan Rooks chief deputy registrar of Laurens County, Carey Alligood election supervisor of Toombs County, Gary Howard chair of board of registrars of Candler County, Tommy Garity board of registrars of Candler County, Virginia Webb election supervisor of Sparta, April Bello absentee ballot clerk of Sparta, Kristin Harris chief deputy registrar of Candler County, Judge Tony Thompson election superintendent of Candler County.
Attendees were informed about changes to election laws including changes in training, advance voting, absentee voting, and drop boxes. Numerous other changes are were also discussed. Sec. of State liaison Robin Carr fielded questions from attendees about how counties can comply with the new law.
Pictured left to right: Lisa Paradice of Tattnall County, April Bello of Sparta, Virginia Webb of Sparta, Judge Darin McCoy of Evans County, Irene Stanfield of Evans County, Robin Carr Sec. of State liaison, Judge Tony Thompson, Kristin Harris of Candler County, and Barbie Mock of Tattnall County.
Judge Thompson and American Legion Recognize Local Public Service Personnel Honorees
Judge Thompson assisted the American Legion Post 108 in recognizing Employees of the Year from local law enforcement and emergency response units in a special ceremony held Thursday evening (March 5, 2015). Special recognition was given to Sheriff Homer Bell for 33 years of service to the local community. Mayor Billy Trapnell and County Administrator Bill Lindsey thanked the honorees on behalf of the community. American Legion members Tim Wood, post Adjutant and Probate Court Judge, American Legion member made the presentations as part of the American Legion's observance of Public Safety Personnel Recognition Week. "These local heroes are vital to the role and interplay of the Judicial Branch and it is an honor to be able to recognize them for their service", said Judge Thompson.
From left to right: Calvin Walker, Metter Police Dept; Lt. Charles Stewart, Metter Fire and Rescue; Bryson Collins Candler County Sheriff's office; Cpl. Eddie Akins, Georgia DNR Candler County office; Sheriff Homer Bell; Stacie Tapley, Candler County EMS, Probate Court Judge Tony Thompson.