FORT OGLETHORPE, GA. (WDEF-TV) If you've been keeping up with the political soap opera going on in Fort Oglethorpe, you'll want to know the name-calling has turned into mischief.
A city council member says someone left a note in his driveway ordering him to resign.
City council member Clay Kissner was out early cleaning up the mess when his home was egged overnight---not an early Halloween trick, but possibly political mischief.
CLAY KISSNER, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER " I noticed beside my daughter's pumpkins...there was a wadded-up piece of paper. I picked it up and was taking it to the trash and I unfolded it and it said, "Just Resign."
Kissner went to the police department to file a complaint.
CHIEF JEFF HOLCOMBE, FORT OGLETHORPE "I'm looking at it from a non-political perspective. I have citizens that have been...have had the act of criminal trespass alleged against them..and we're investigating it."
CLAY KISSNER "You try to chalk it all up as just dirty politics, but the minute you walk out your front door and you see eggs on your front porch that's when I draw the line."
Last week a political flier was mailed to Fort Oglethorpe residents ridiculing incumbent Earl Gray and two challengers, Paula Stinnett and Craig Crawford. No one has taken responsibility for the mailout.
The bitter political in-fighting began last March when council fired the public works director and police chief.
That led to the dismissal of popular city manager Ron Goulart.
Lawsuits, shouting matches and recall campaigns followed.
UCTV's Judy O'Neal has had most of the candidates on her nighttime cable television show.
But she is a firm supporter of Gray, Stinnett and Crawford.
JUDY O'NEAL, UCTV OWNER " I'm not saying it never happened. I'm saying somebody that's in their camp probably did that, just like somebody in their camp sent out the cards, mailers about the lies, lies, lies....and I think it's a publicity stunt..that's my opinion."
Kissner would likely disagree with that assessment.
Sunny Winston serves on a charter study committee.
She reported her house was egged last night.
Part of the long-running political dispute may be resolved next week in the November 5th city election.