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Two hats in ring for office of mayor

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two people have stepped up to run for mayor in Lawrenceville, but incumbent Bobby Sikes hasn't divulged his plans yet.

Both challengers, Rex Millsaps and George Abney Jr., have been candidates for office in the past.

Sikes has been battling cancer and said he would say if he would seek re-election this week.

Also Monday, Mary L. Thompson, a member of the city's planning and zoning board, and former councilman Mike Crow, qualified for the seat held by David Rodriguez.

Incumbent Judy Jordan-Johnson qualified for another term.

In Grayson, Councilwoman Tammy Shumate qualified Tuesday, joining planning board member David Schroder, who qualified for Jimmy Adam's seat on Monday.

Two more people added their names to Loganville's council ballot Tuesday.

Janice Tribble and incumbent Mark Kiddoo qualified to run with the already crowded field of Ray Nunley, Chuck Bagley and Sara Bacon.

No one else qualified in Norcross, the final city holding qualifying for November's municipal elections.

Today is the last day for people to qualify for office in Grayson and Loganville, but candidates have until Friday to sign up in Lawrenceville and Norcross.