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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 20 20 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 | 27 27 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 | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor Wheeler reelected for Stone Mountain post
Stone Mountain Mayor Patricia Wheeler will keep her seat after garnering 52 percent of the vote against her opponent Cyril Mungal, who received 47 percent. City Council Post 5 incumbent Steve Higgi...
November 05, 2013 09:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jones elected to Decatur school board
Lewis Jones received 52 percent of the vote against his opponent Mark Arnold (48 percent) to gain the District 1, Post A seat on the school board for the City Schools of Decatur. In the Decatur rac...
November 05, 2013 09:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee residents approve annexation
Chamblee residents voted 'yes' for annexation with 61 percent, the 'no' votes received 39 percent. For the city council at large seat, newcomer Brian Mock won with 58 percent of the vote against th...
November 05, 2013 09:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beebe, Giager elected for city commission in Avondale Estates
Avondale Estates incumbent City Commissioner Terry Giager keeps his seat with 33 percent of the vote. Randy Beebe joins the commission with 25 percent of the vote. Avondale Estates residents had to...
November 05, 2013 09:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two newcomers for Doraville City Council
Dawn O'Connor garners 58 percent of the vote over District 2 incumbent Brian Bates, who received 41 percent. For the District 3 Council seat, incumbent Karen Pachuta gets 42 percent of the vote, wh...
November 05, 2013 08:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 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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2013 Election: Stone Mountain City Council Post 5
With the Nov. 5 general municipal election getting closer, the Neighbor asked candidates their take on why they are seeking election and what they hope to accomplish. Below are responses from the c...
October 23, 2013 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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