Political newcomer Clay Kissner won a seat on the Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., City Council by a landslide tonight.
Kissner got 403 votes, or about 73 percent of the vote, compared to 152 votes for former mayor and councilman Judd Burkhart.
The two vied to temporarily fill the council seat left vacant in November 2012 when Eddie Stinnett died of a heart attack.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...