by Robin Kemp

Today (Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021) is the last day for candidates to qualify for three at-large City Council seats in Jonesboro. Candidate qualifying ends at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 124 North Avenue. The fee to qualify is $277.20.

The current councilmembers whose seats are to be contested on November 2 are Bobby Lester, Billy Powell, and Pat Sebo.

For the required documents, visit If you have questions, contact City Manager Ricky Clark at (770) 478-3800 or

The Clayton Crescent will send a candidate questionnaire to all candidates who qualify.

To register to vote, contact the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration.

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