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Three new faces on Midway Council
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Preliminary results from Tuesday's voting show there will be three new members on the Midway's four-member City Council; Curtes Roberts, Melice Hamilton and Terry Doyle.
One incumbent who sought re-election, Jim Woods, was not among the top four vote-getters.
If there is no change Roberts and Hamilton will join incumbent Levern Clancy on the council.
Incumbent Clemontine Washington resigned to run for mayor and Henry Stevens Sr. resigned.
Midway voters also approved a referendum to allow liquor sales in restaurants on Sundays. That issue passed 134 to 70.
The vote totals among council candidate were Roberts, 141, Clancy, 139, Doyle, 122, Hamilton, 115, Woods, 106, Rose Brown, 89, and Henry Stevens Jr., 83.
Washington said while waiting for returns that she was excited to find out who she will be working with.
"We're going to operate on the assumption that all of us are new and we're be learning together," she said, adding she wants to foster a team atmosphere among the leadership.
The election also decided who will take over state Senate District 1, which Eric Johnson vacated last month to concentrate on his campaign for governor.
Early voting in Liberty County put former House member Buddy Carter way ahead of former Chatham County Commission Chairman Dr. Billy Hair. With an estimated 90 percent of votes counted in the county, the tally was 402 to 60, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office. But no votes from Bryan or Chatham County were listed.
There will be more in Wednesday's Courier.
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