Columbia County advance voting begins

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 Advance voting started today in the election to fill the vacant District 4 Columbia County Commission seat.

Five candidates – Joey Brush, Eric Crawford, Bill Morris, David Payne and Vernon Thomas Sr. – are vying to replace former Commissioner Scott Dean, who resigned last month following a grand jury indictment on two counts of child molestation.

The hours for advance voting are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It continues until Friday at the county Board of Elections Office, Building E, 500 Fairlcloth Drive, Evans.

For those wishing to vote in their own precinct, election day is March 15.

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