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August 19--  Candidates can qualify this week for election to six offices in Vidalia and three in Lyons.

Qualifying in  Vidalia is Monday through Wednesday for three seats on the city council and three seats on the board of education.

City council seats up for election are in Ward Three now occupied by John Raymond Turner, Ward Four held by Lisa Chesser and the At-Large seat held by Kailey Dees.  Chesser had announced she will not seek re-election and Logan Lawrence has announced his intentions to run in Ward Four.

Board of Education seats are in the First Ward held by Doug Roper, III;, Third Ward held by Bruce Asberry and At-Large held by Julie Torrance.

Qualifying in Lyons is Monday through Friday.

Candidates will qualify for Mayor currently held by Willis NeSmith, Jr., Third Ward City Council held by Ivy Toole and Fifth Ward City Council held by Rick Hartley.

Qualifying for all the races will be held at the Toombs County Board of Elections and Registration Office at 125 Lincoln Avenue in Lyons.