As a younger person, I remember Cooper Lake Road was in Mableton, especially the part of it that was really close to Bankhead Highway. Now what used to be between Mableton and Oakdale Road is called Vinings.
Oh well, that's not really important, but I did hear at the candidates forum the other night they were trying to make it Smyrna. None of the candidates that showed up for the forum addressed that issue because they were all trying to steer voters into their camps.
It turned out to be another "keep the gloves on" type of forum and once again did not provide candidates the opportunity to challenge each other on points of contention.
Candidates showed up for the Chairman's, District Commission Four, School Board, State Court judge, Superior Court and DA's races and one candidate for the State House.
The crowd of about 45 folks did get a chance to be talked to and solicited for their votes in the upcoming election on July 31. Better yet they were encouraged to go vote early including Saturday July 21 at Election Headquarters on Whitlock Avenue.
Vinings Estates Clubhouse was a wonderful venue, but they didn't provide any snacks for the candidates or the attendees.