Houston & Peach

Fort Valley utilities candidate drops out

A candidate for one for the Utilities Commission seats in Fort Valley has dropped out of a three-way race for the seat.

City Administrator Martha McAfee said Bobby Barnes gave her a letter withdrawing from the East Ward seat that is up for election. The other candidates are Marvin Crafter and Jo Ann Dankel.

Barnes submitted the letter Tuesday. McAfee said Barnes did not say why he had decided not to run for the post.