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This week's Commerce News

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The Spoils Of Victory

Jon Cash, Chris Oliver and Taylor Gary, managers of the Commerce Tiger football team, fight over a Tiger T-shirt tossed onto the field to celebrate a Tiger touchdown in last Friday night's 35-20 victory over the Rabun County Wildcats.


Only One Race In
Commerce Election
There will be only one Commerce race on the ballot next Tuesday.
The District 5 seat held by Lanny Pope on the Commerce Board of Education is up for grabs.
Kimberly Kamp, an employee of Henderson Academy, challenges Pope, manager of the laboratory at BJC Medical Center, for a 4-year term on the school board.
In the other positions in city government or the school board, not a single incumbent was challenged. City officials re-elected without challenge are Charles L. Hardy Jr., mayor; Sam Brown, Ward 3; and Bob Sosebee, Ward 4. Board of education members re-elected without opposition include William Davis, District 3; and Steve Perry, District 4.
Elsewhere in Jackson County, three incumbent council members face opposition in the Nov. 2 election on the Jefferson and Hoschton city councils.
In Jefferson, incumbent Jack Seabolt will face Jim Joiner for the Post 5 council seat. Incumbent Steve Kinney was the only one to qualify for Post 1 and incumbent C.D. Kidd III was the only one to qualify for the Post 5 seat.
Jefferson voters will be also be asked to approve a referendum on the sale of liquor by the drink. This issue failed by only 10 votes in July 1998.
In Hoschton, Post 4 incumbent David Healan and Post 6 incumbent Glenn Evans are both facing challengers. Rosemary Bagwell is running against Healan for the Post 4 seat and Gennoria Ree Bridgeman is pitted against Evans for the Post 6 seat. In Post 5, incumbent Ronald Holcomb is not seeking re-election. Those vying for that seat are Paul Turman and Sandy Fee Romer.

Downtown Trick-Or-Treat Is Friday
Downtown Commerce is bracing itself for 2,000 or more goblins, ghosts, angels, devils and countless other creatures Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 in the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat sponsored by the Commerce Area Business Association and the Downtown Development Authority.
Forty to 50 businesses, industries and other groups will hand out candy and other treats during the annual event. Police officers will be downtown to ensure safe crossing from Broad to Elm Street.
The 90-minute carnival of color features every kind of costume, from the homemade to the store-bought, featuring mythical beings, cartoon characters, and (no doubt) Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski.
Possibly 100,000 pieces of candy will be handed out to trick-or-treaters ranging from newborn infants in strollers pushed by their parents to teenagers old enough to drive, all lured downtown by the abundance of candy.

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