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: