It’s another strike against Mary Norwood and her battle to get on the ballot in Fulton County as an independent. Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter has ruled Norwood’s failure to meet a qualifying deadline meant she would not be on the ballot this fall competing for the county chairmanship. The battle may be taking its toll. Norwood said she didn’t know whether she would appeal this decision. Read more of AJC staffer Steve Visser’s report.