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Forum for Athens Candidates Scheduled for Oct. 11

The Athens Area and Oconee County chambers of commerce have scheduled the first local candidate forum of this election season, to be held Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6–8 p.m. in the auditorium on the third floor of Piedmont Athens Regional’s medical services building at 242 King Ave.

Confirmed candidates include state Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), state Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville and Democratic challenger Dawn Hawkins Johnson, state Rep. Deborah Gonzalez (D-Athens) and Republican challenger Houston Gaines, and state Rep. Jonathan Wallace (D-Watkinsville) and Republican challenger Marcus Wiedower. Cowsert’s Democratic opponent, Marisue Hilliard, has not committed.

The forum will be moderated by Tim Bryant, news director at WGAU 1340 AM, and broadcast live on that station.