Election News
Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board reduced to seven seats
Coming up in the May 20 election, DeKalb County voters will only vote for seven school board members, instead of the nine who are serving now. Sponsored by District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Bro...
March 05, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jones back in the saddle for DeKalb sheriff’s race
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s race is heating up with six candidates: Dale Collins, Vernon Jones, Tony Hughes, Melvin Mitchell, Melody Maddox and Jeffrey Mann. Last week Jones, a former two-term DeKa...
February 25, 2014 10:29 AM | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee voters OK annexation
With turnout a little more than 18 percent, voters barely trickled into the DeKalb County precincts to vote in last week’s general municipal election. Compared to other municipalities in the county...
November 12, 2013 01:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Paul Broun wins senate straw poll of 200
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, won the straw poll asking who should replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss at a meet-and-greet this week that attracted a crowd of about 200. The straw poll saw...
November 07, 2013 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody City Council incumbents keep seats
For the Dunwoody District 1, Post 1 seat, incumbent Denis Shortal remains with 58 percent of the vote. Incumbent Doug Thompson also kept his District 3, Post 3 seat with 51 percent of the vote. For...
November 05, 2013 09:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter turnout low in DeKalb; higher in Dunwoody than other areas
There have been no lines to report at the polls in DeKalb, although voting is continuing to move steadily said Mary Francis Weeks, administrative assistant for the DeKalb County Board of Registrati...
November 05, 2013 05:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting 'light' in DeKalb
Voting began at 7 a.m. today in DeKalb County and according to Maxine Daniels, director of elections, the turn-out has been “fairly light.” “We’ve received the most voters in Dunwoody so far with a...
November 05, 2013 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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ELECTION 2013: Dunwoody City Council, District 2, Post 2
With the Nov. 5 general municipal election getting closer, the Neighbor asked candidateswhy they are seeking election and what they hope to accomplish. Below are responses from the candidates for t...
October 08, 2013 05:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates qualify for upcoming municipal elections in DeKalb
Qualifying ended last week for the 2013 general municipal elections with several newcomers entering their hats into the ring for local elections. Below is the list of qualified candidates. Brookhav...
September 04, 2013 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Few new faces in state legislature for DeKalb County
With the culmination of the general election last Tuesday, many of the incumbents holding offices in DeKalb County were able to retain their seats for the next term. Beginning with the county commi...
November 14, 2012 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 35 35 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 | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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