OUR VIEW: Wishing the best for Troup County

Published 10:07 am Saturday, November 7, 2020

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As of this writing, the state of Georgia has still not been called in the presidential election, and the vote may be heading for a recount. (The numbers are changing rapidly, so it might be a different story by Saturday morning.)

But locally, we’ve been done with the election for three days now.

Incumbent commissioners Ellis Cadenhead, Morris Jones and Lewis Davis were re-elected, which shows that the majority of Troup County voters are impressed with the decisions they’ve made for the county.

Election time is a tough one on candidates, and there’s always a lot of nerves involved until the find votes are read.

We’re sure Cadenhead, Jones and Davis were nervous Tuesday, at least until they started getting results.

But that time has come and gone now.

We look forward to seeing what work Jones, Davis and Cadenhead do as they work to move our county forward.

The other big vote Tuesday was for tax relief for senior citizens with an income below $40,000.

It passed easily, which was impressive and shows that the majority of citizens understand the difficulties that some seniors in our community have.

We’re glad it passed and hope it allows for a little extra income for seniors, who can certainly use it on tight budgets.

We applaud the quick results from our county elections officials. We knew the outcome of every race before midnight, a big improvement over the June primaries.

The eyes of the country are on Georgia — and will continue to be with two Senate run-offs coming up — but for Troup County, it’s time to put this specific election to bed.

It’ll be time to vote again soon enough.