Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat of late Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. is headed for a runoff. None of the nine candidates vying for the District 3 seat reached the 50 percent plus one needed to win outright, so Byron Amos (23 percent of the vote) and Antonio Brown (19 percent) will square off again on April 16.
A referendum that would have expanded MARTA to Gwinnett County failed to pass muster with voters, losing by a clear margin with 49,936 voting no and  41,985 voting yes. Approval of the contract would have meant the levying of a 1 percent sales tax to pay for Gwinnett’s participation in the MARTA system, according to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.