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August 2009


Clay County Alcohol Vote Tuesday 8-18

by Christina Schappacher

The alcohol election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 18. All nine precincts will open for voting at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Residents will vote on four separate issues: “for” or “against” malt beverages; ABC store; unfortified wine and mixed beverages.

Early voting continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Election Board office, 54 Church Street in downtown Hayesville until Saturday, Aug. 15.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 2,333 people voted early and the board received 42 absentee mail-in ballots, according to county Elections Board Director Julie Hall.

The results of early voting will not be released until after the polls close Election Day.

“We don't even know the results,” Hall said. “Absentee and early voting results will be revealed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. The Board of Elections finds out when everybody else does.”

Opening day of early voting produced record numbers, but as the days wore on, it leveled off to a steady pace. Still the numbers are considered high. Hall said 26 p... [more]


Smokey Robinson to headline 11th Annual Concert

by Christina Schappacher

Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be headlining the 11th Annual Rosemary Clooney Concert on Saturday, September 26th in downtown Maysville, The Lundergran Group has announced.

Although Lundergans have been in negotiations with Robinson's management team for some time, announcement of his appearance was delayed by the untimely death of Michael Jackson.

"We were close to finalizing the arrangements. Then, the tragic death of Michael Jackson happened, and as most know, Smokey was very close with the family. Therefore, we wanted to be respectful of the space that he needed," said Jerry Lundergan, president and CEO.

Special tribute was made to Robinson at the 22nd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on July 14, when he was recognized for his contribution as a songwriter and artist.

Robinson scored 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records, including Tears of a Clown, You've Really Got a Hold on Me, Ooo Baby Baby and I Second that Emotion.

"You know each year [Rosemary Clooney Co... [more]


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