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Political newcomer joins Ward VI race

Kowana McKinney is a community organizer and volunteer for the Dougherty School System

— A political newcomer has qualified to be on the ballot for the Ward VI race, elections officials say.

Kowana McKinney, a community organizer and volunteer for the Dougherty County School System paid the $450 qualifying fee and filled out the necessary paperwork just after 2 p.m. Thursday.

McKinney joins the race between former county commissioner Victor Edwards and incumbent commissioner Tommie Postell.