Election News
Jonesboro city council race drawing interest
Four candidates are seeking the three available Jonesboro City Council seats in November. They are, in alphabetical order, Jack Bruce, Billy Powell, incumbent Pat Sebo and Linda Wenz. Bruce said th...
September 17, 2013 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter schools amendment passes
With all but one Georgia county completing voter reports, the majority of voters have cast their ballots in favor of the statewide charter school Constitutional amendment. On the ballot voters were...
November 07, 2012 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watkins trails Hill by wide margin in sheriff's race
Billy Williams, the polling manager at the Morrow 9 precinct, said that although it isn’t impossible for a candidate to win a race as a write-in, the odds are stacked against him. With 35 of 60 Cla...
November 07, 2012 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clayton incumbents doing well in early vote count
Although only two of 60 Clay-ton County precincts have reported with a long night of counting re-maining, most of the incumbents are ahead in the early vote count. For any candidate to win his seat...
November 06, 2012 10:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia voters decide on charter school amendment
In addition to votes for president and various other elected officials, Georgia voters had a chance to vote on an amendment to the Georgia Constitution this Election Day. The amendment would “allow...
November 06, 2012 07:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clayton voting steady at polling locations
Although during presidential elections the Clayton County Elec-tions and Registration Office does not keep a running total of votes cast at its polling locations at the prescribed hours of 10 a.m. ...
November 06, 2012 01:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ten reasons to vote ‘no’ on charter school amendment
The charter school amendment will be decided on Nov. 6. If it doesn’t pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock. Give me the money that has been made available to t...
October 31, 2012 03:56 PM | 3 3 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter school amendment an important tool in education reform
The charter school amendment is an important education reform for Georgia. Statewide, the overall high school graduation rate hovers in the mid 60 percent range, and in many school districts servin...
October 31, 2012 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter schools give students opportunities
As a mother of four children currently enrolled in or graduates of Fulton County Schools, I care deeply about public education in my community and Georgia. I know public education changes lives by ...
October 31, 2012 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 7 candidates square off
With the general election only a week away, the Clayton County Board of Education remains a priority for Clayton voters. In the race for the District 7 school board seat, incumbent Trinia Garrett h...
October 31, 2012 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter school amendment more about ‘how’ than ‘what’
District 54 Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip in the Georgia House of Representatives, says he finds himself bordering between “amused and disturbed” by opponents of the charter school ...
October 24, 2012 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Pro-charter amendment forces trying to bully foes
If the pro-charter amendment people are trying to win friends and influence voters to pass the measure in November, they have picked a bad way to do it. Attorney Glenn Delk and proponents are clear...
October 17, 2012 04:48 PM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: School superintendent association head refutes pro-charter claims
With the vote on the charter school amendment just over a month away, the heat is getting intense. I know. I have felt it. I wrote a column a few weeks ago giving the pro-charter folks an opportuni...
September 26, 2012 01:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter amendment advocates present their case
District 54 Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta majority whip of the Georgia House of Representatives, asked me if I would talk to the proponents of the upcoming constitutional amendment on charter scho...
September 12, 2012 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dramatic upsets define runoffs
Not only did Clayton County voters make it clear yesterday that they wanted change in Clayton County government leadership, they did so in a convincing and compelling fashion. Three of four incumbe...
August 22, 2012 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate District 44 runoff destined to be close vote
Two of Clayton County’s best-known politicians are facing one another in what is expected to be one of the closest and most hotly- contested runoffs for the District 44 senate seat, if the July 31 ...
August 15, 2012 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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