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Lithonia Council candidates to square off in March 4 forum

2/21/2014, 7 a.m.
Three candidates vying for a vacant seat on the Lithonia City Council will face off at a March 4 candidate ...

Three candidates vying for a vacant seat on the Lithonia City Council will face off at a March 4 candidate forum at the Lithonia-Davidson Library.

Former Lithonia City Council member Al T. Franklin; Timalyne Horton, a graduate student; and Nakkeya Sparrow, an accountant, qualified for the March 18 special election to fill a vacant seat on the six-member council.

The seat became vacant when Vanneriah Hawk, who was elected in last November’s election, filed a notice in December that she would be unable to take office in January.

The special election takes place March 18.

The candidate forum is sponsored by CrossRoadsNews. It takes place 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lithonia-Davidson Library, 6821 Church St. in Lithonia.