Election News
Early voting for infrastructure bond referendum starts Monday
The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections Tuesday announced it will host early voting for the city of Atlanta’s March 17 $250 million infrastructure bond referendum special electio...
February 19, 2015 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta hosting infrastructure bond meetings
The city of Atlanta will host several public meetings for residents to weigh in on the March 17 $250 million infra-structure bond voter referendum and which projects they would like to see included...
January 15, 2015 06:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incoming elected officials prepare for first day
In interviews with the Neighbor Newspapers last week, local politicians entering office this month talked about starting their tenures. New District 11 U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, was ...
January 07, 2015 08:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves referendum on $250M infrastructure bond
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 4:02 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS HOWARD SHOOK AND YOLANDA ADREAN) The Atlanta City Council Monday voted 12-0 to approve a March 17 voter referendum for a $250 millio...
January 05, 2015 05:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outgoing local politicians say goodbye
Local politicians leaving office next month looked back on their tenures and ahead on their lives outside politics in interviews with the Neighbor Newspapers last week. Sandy Springs resident Doug ...
December 31, 2014 10:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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House: Gingrey broke Ethics Code
The U.S. House Ethics Committee Thursday gave outgoing District 11 U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, a public rebuke because he arranged meetings for representatives of a bank he had invested in....
December 17, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester voted District 1 Commissioner in DeKalb's runoff election
The final votes for the Dec. 2 runoff election are in and Republican Nancy Jester will be DeKalb County’s new District 1 County Commissioner. Jester, who gained 3,954 votes, or 75.85 percent of the...
December 02, 2014 09:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester talks goals for guiding the district if elected
Republican candidate Nancy Jester, who earned the second highest votes in the Nov. 4 election, said she is enjoying hitting the ground and meeting more residents during her runoff campaign for Dist...
November 25, 2014 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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86-year-old political unknown Pyles heads to DeKalb commission runoff
After the Nov. 4 general election, some DeKalb County residents may have been surprised to see — amongst the five candidates on the ballot for County Commission District 1, four of whom were listed...
November 18, 2014 09:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven's District 2 residents get new representation
After securing 59 percent of the votes to fill the vacated District 2 seat during a special election Nov. 4, John Park will be a new face at city council meetings. The seven year Brookhaven residen...
November 18, 2014 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. District Rep. Price discusses big GOP wins
Count U.S. District 6 Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, among Tuesday’s many victorious conservative candidates in Georgia. The orthopedist-turned-congressman secured his sixth election win in a decade, g...
November 12, 2014 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans roll to easy victories
While Fulton County collectively vouched for Democratic candidates, north Fulton voted more in-line with the state as a whole in last week’s midterm elections. Republicans swept every county race n...
November 12, 2014 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Douglas precincts split vote for Republican DA, Democrat governor candidates
Three precincts apparently provided Republican Brian Fortner the edge he needed to defeat Democrat Elizabeth Racine in last week’s district attorney election in Douglas County, according to vote to...
November 12, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbents victorious in county elections
Voter turnout topped 53 percent in Henry County and gave county commission District 3 incumbent Gary Barham a satisfying 64 percent lead over Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. Barham carried the...
November 11, 2014 05:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbents crush challengers in Fulton County
Candidates fighting to keep their offices won in overwhelming numbers over challengers in Fulton County’s 2014 general election, in which turnout approached 50 percent. Results certified Saturday b...
November 11, 2014 05:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding does its part to elect Perdue, re-elect Deal
Paulding voters did their part to help Republicans David Perdue win a U.S. Senate seat and Nathan Deal retain the governor’s office in Georgia as the county voted overwhelmingly for GOP candidates ...
November 11, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three named finalists for Paulding Superior Court judgeship
The Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended three finalists with juvenile court judicial experience for the vacant Paulding Superior Court judgeship set for appointment by Gov. Natha...
November 11, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters re-elect incumbents
Last Tuesday’s mid-term election saw the biggest turnout in DeKalb County since 2010, according to H. Maxine Daniels, elections director. In the elections for State Senate and Representatives, DeKa...
November 11, 2014 10:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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High voter turnout leads to runoff in DeKalb election
After what DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Director Maxine Daniels called an “extremely high turnout,” for voting last week, Brookhaven will welcome a new District 2 city councilmemb...
November 11, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter turnout in Fulton as expected
The Fulton County elections leader said turnout in Tuesday’s general election was as he expected. In an interview Thursday, Rick Barron, director of the county’s department of registration and elec...
November 06, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hill, Golick re-elected
Two local incumbents representing Cobb and Fulton counties, challenged in Tuesday’s general election, held their seats. With all 159 precincts reporting, District 6 State Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Smyrna...
November 05, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thayer edges Pierre in tight Post 2 sprint
Republican Susan Thayer said her three decades of experience as an educator helped her win the Post 2 seat on the Cobb Board of Education Tuesday. Of the 24,571 votes cast in the race, with all 19 ...
November 05, 2014 01:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reelected chairman issues statement
County Chairman John Eaves issued the following statement early this morning regarding the general election results: “First and foremost, I would like to thank the voters of Fulton County who turne...
November 05, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters head to runoff for commission seat
Election results for DeKalb are in despite some setbacks at some of the polling locations. Registration and Elections Director H. Maxine Daniels said some polling locations were “caught off guard” ...
November 05, 2014 01:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton voters choose incumbents during midterm elections
Races in north Fulton County went to Republican incumbents with overwhelming percentages. In the U.S. House of Representative district 6 race, Roswellian Tom Price ended up with 65 percent of votes...
November 05, 2014 12:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander turns back challenge to win second term in Georgia House
District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander said she and her supporters felt positive "the entire time" about her chances for re-election to a second term in the Georgia House that she won Tuesday. Alexan...
November 04, 2014 11:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Nunn in Senate race
Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state. Democrats hoped M...
November 04, 2014 11:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal avoids runoff, wins re-election
Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the fami...
November 04, 2014 11:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County incumbents victorious over challengers
Henry County's unofficial election results as of 10 p.m. gave county commission District 3 incumbent Gary Barham a satisfying 64 percent lead over Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. "I'm looking ...
November 04, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price declared winner in House race
Just before 10:30 p.m. the Associated Press called the District 6 U.S. House race for Roswell resident Tom Price. The Republican incumbent is being declared the winner over opponent Democrat Robert...
November 04, 2014 11:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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