WINDER - Barrow County voters can hear local candidates respond to the questions they want answered.
Candidates for local city offices will gather in a public forum hosted by the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Colleen O. Williams Theater in Winder.
Chamber officials are asking any voters to submit questions they want the candidates to answer. Those questions must pertain to elected office-related topics. Questions will be taken until 4 p.m. Friday and can be faxed to 770-867-6366, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, 6 Porter St., Winder in the historic train depot.
A panel of local business leaders will ask the questions while Debbie Burgamy, publisher of the Barrow County News, moderates the session.
Candidates who have so far agreed to participate are:
' Auburn mayor: William Ackworth, Linda Blechinger
' Auburn City Council: Tauheed Ferguson
' Bethlehem mayor: Scott Walsh
' Statham City Council: John Aaron, Joseph Hayes, Hattie Thrasher
' Winder mayor: Don Graden, Chip Thompson, Roger Wehunt
' Winder City Council: David Maynard
' What: Evening with the Barrow County candidates
' When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11
' Where: Colleen O. Williams Theater, 105 E. Athens St., Winder