Temple, Georgia’s First Black Mayoral Candidate Has Her House Burned Down
An Africa-American female mayoral candidate from Temple, GA, who would be the city’s first black mayor should she win, appears to have been the victim of arson after her house was burned down just days after she confirmed her plans to enter the race.
via WSBTV Georgia
A woman attempting to become the first black mayor of Temple, Ga., finds it odd that four days after getting into the race, her house burns down.
Karen Powell qualified for the race Tuesday. Saturday night, a home she owns off Old Bremen Road was destroyed by fire.
Powell told Channel 2′s Tom Jones she is in total shock.
“I’m a little jittery, yes. I’m a little nervous,” she said. “I’ve had the worst weekend I’ve ever had in my entire life.”
“I just qualified. All of this, it was just like a domino effect,” Powell said.
She was away from home Saturday when she got the call that her home was on fire. Fire officials are investigating how it started and whether it not it was an act of arson.
Powell said her son lives in the house but wasn’t home at the time.
Powell has two other challengers in the race. And while she finds the fire suspicious, she’s not ready to say if it had anything to do with her race or if it was intentionally set.
“It’s just a lot of questions right now with no answers,” Powell said.
Something definitely sounds shady about this “random” vicious attack. Thank goodness her son wasn’t home at the time.
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