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April 25, 2014

St. Stephen’s Church to host breakfast forum with city council candidates

Athens — St. Stephen’s Church will host a breakfast forum with Athens City Council candidates at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 26.

Each candidate will have an opportunity to present their vision for the city, and the issues before the council.  Questions from those present will be encouraged.

Athens has three city council seats up for election with six candidates.

Election day is May 10. Early voting in the municipal election begins April 28, and closes May 6.

In the Athens City Council races, Place 2 City Council member Carol Barton is challenged by Thomas Joe Whatley.

In Place 3, Aubrey Jones has filed for another term, and is opposed by Charles Elliott.

Place 4 incumbent Elaine Jenkins is opposed by Tres Winn.

Barton, Jones and Jenkins were each re-elected in 2012, after drawing no opposing candidates.

“The water district will probably be an important topic, and hopefully, the discussion will clarify positions. The format will be informal, friendly and respectful, as citizens and candidates exchange ideas,” Father Jerry Pardue said.

Most of the candidates have confirmed their plans to be present, or send a surrogate.

Pancakes, fruit, sausage, juice and coffee will be served without charge.

A free-will offering will be accepted. 

For more information, call 903-675-1639.

The church is located at 2101 E. College St.

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