2011-08-31 / Front Page

At least three in race for Waynesboro mayor

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com

With three full days of qualifying remaining, three candidates have already jumped into the Nov. 8 race for Waynesboro mayor.

At press time Tuesday, incumbent George DeLoach had qualified along with challengers Pauline Jenkins and Gregory A. Carswell.

Jenkins, a long-time educator and the city’s former vicemayor, made a run for the seat in 2007 and narrowly lost to DeLoach by a 22-vote margin.

Political newcomer Carswell, 31, is a lifelong resident of Waynesboro and a district manager for Krispy Kreme Donuts in Augusta.

So far, only two candidates have qualified for the city’s three open council seats, according to Burke County Elections and Registration executive director Barbara Hammett.

Incumbent Bill Tinley put in for reelection to Ward 1 while councilman Willie Roy Williams qualified for Ward 3. Herman Brown is expected to sign on for the Ward 2 post before qualifying ends this Friday, but no other candidates have publicly announced their intentions.


Qualifying continues at the Burke County Courthouse, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Friday, Sept. 2. Fees are $108 for council candidates and $126 for mayor.

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