While maybe not as entertaining as a debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Elbert County voters gota chance to hear from a half-dozen local candidates who want their vote on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Gym. The forum was presented by The Elberton Star and WSGC Radio. Leading off the forum were candidates for the soon to be vacated State Senate District 24 seat. Democratic candidate Brenda Jordan faced off against Republican Lee Anderson. Jordan is a retired teacher from Hartwell and Anderson is a farmer/businessman from Grovetown. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, a Democrat, defended his office against Republican challenger Jamie Callaway. Andrews faced no opposition in the March primary and Callaway fended off a tough challenge by Shayne Bennett. After no one qualified as a Republican or Democrat for the Elbert County Board of Education District 4 seat earlier this year, two candidates have filed as independents. Mike Turner of Dewy Rose and F. Evelyn Jackson of Elberton have qualified as independent candidates for the seat being vacated by Jeff Burden.