School Consolidation Lost by a Landslide with 14 of 16 precincts reporting

Not this time. Not Now. How about not ever after a 4 to 1 loss? 79.07% No Consolidation with 14 out of 16 precincts. All that is outstanding is provisional ballots and military, which are usually a handful. The percentage of no votes kept going up. Also more people voted on the school consolidation referendum than there were validated signatures on CUEE’s petition.

It looked like a landslide, and it was:

In other news, the mayoral vote almost voted that of four years ago. John W. Gayle will be the new Mayor of Valdosta with 57.3%.

Ben H. Norton retains his Valdosta City Council Seat with 76.56%.

Sunday sales of alcohol in Valdosta won with 52.3%. A similar alcohol referendum won in Lake Park with 65.99%.

It looks like Ben Futch will be the new Mayor of Lake Park with 54.85%.

Sandy Sherrill, Russell H. Lane, Paul Mulkey, and Roanald Carter will apparently be on the Lake Park City Council.

In Dasher, Edwin R. Smith will be City Council P3 and Donald J. Bryan will be P2.

In Hahira, Ralph Clendenin retains his City Council seat.

The school referendum details:

School Referendum-Valdosta top
NO 7,347 – 79.07%
YES 1,945 – 20.93%
Total Votes: 9,292

Lowndes County Election Results
As of 11/08/2011 at 12:00pm, the turnout of
active registered voters was 16.4%

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14 of 16 precincts are 100% reported:
  • Precinct 1 – Newsome
  • Precinct 2 – Pine Grove
  • Precinct 3 – Westminister
  • Precinct 4 – Northside
  • Precinct 5 – Jaycee
  • Precinct 6 – Naylor
  • Precinct 7 – Wood Valley
  • Precinct 8 – James H. Rainwater
  • Precinct 9 – New Clyatville
  • Precinct 10 – Mildred Hunter
  • Precinct 11 – Dasher
  • Precinct 12 – South Lowndes
  • Early Voting
  • Absentee Voting

1 thought on “School Consolidation Lost by a Landslide with 14 of 16 precincts reporting

  1. Jim Parker

    Hip! Hip! Hooray!
    Absolutely amazing! The grass roots effort, outspent by a 10 to 1 margin, defeat the CUEE effort by 4 to 1! That’s what it’s all about! This is what democracy looks like!
    Thanks to all the put in the time and effort and showed up at the polls. Now I hope we can have a serious discussion about the education of our children in Valdosta. Y’all in the county can, too.

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