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DeKalb voters keep Mann as sheriff, decide school board seats
The results are in for the July 22 runoff elections in DeKalb County. In the special election sheriff’s race for the county, incumbent Jeff Mann gained 40,537 of the total 53,090 votes sweeping the...
July 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tallied votes from Roswell's municipal judge election show Hansford as winner
The results are in from the Roswell municipal court judge runoff election. Brian Hansford ended up with 59 percent of the votes, while opponent Melanie Ellwanger has 41 percent. The winner is offic...
July 22, 2014 11:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barwick gains lead in Fulton runoffs; Arrington rallies
More than 80 percent of Fulton County precincts have reported runoff election results with 296 out of 365 precincts checking in at 10 p.m. For Fulton County Superior Court judge, Shelitha Robertson...
July 22, 2014 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Perdue wins GOP nomination
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 11:29 P.M. WITH LATE RESULTS) David Perdue has won his tight Republican U.S. Senate battle against Jack Kingston in Tuesday’s primary runoff election and won in Cobb and Fulton ...
July 22, 2014 09:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry runoffs decided; Collins wins the county
Henry County has 100 percent of its results in, delivering a final unofficial tally for the July 22 runoff election. Turnout topped out at 10 percent between advance and Election Day voting, with 1...
July 22, 2014 09:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Fulton County results come in; District 5 gap shrinking
Fulton County runoff election results are steadily picking up, to 59 percent, or 216 out of 365 precincts, at 9:10 p.m. With 42 out of 60, or 70 percent, of District 5 county commission precincts r...
July 22, 2014 09:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Polls close; turnout slow
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 7:21 WITH INFO, QUOTES FROM ONE LOCAL POLLING PLACE'S MANAGER) Judging by the turnout at three local polling places during Tuesday's primary runoff election, voters were not rus...
July 22, 2014 09:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early results in for Henry County
Early results are in from Henry County's 38 precincts in tonight's runoff. Turnout was less than 6 percent. Of the county's 117,000 registered voters, fewer than 6,800 cast ballots. With 11 U.S. Di...
July 22, 2014 08:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early results in for Fulton County
Early results are in for Fulton County in the runoffs for local offices. With less than 7 percent of precincts reporting, Marvin Arrington Jr. is leading Brenda Muhammad 637 (59 percent) to 448 (41...
July 22, 2014 08:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nominations for Congress decided in runoff
The retirement of Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that was partially settled with Tuesday's primary runoff election. Three congressmen from Georgia —...
July 22, 2014 08:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    07.18.14 - 02:50 pm
  • Henry polls closed
    Polls in Henry County's runoff election closed at 7 p.m. Check back with us for updates on state races and the Republican bid for U.S. District 10 between Mike Collins and Jody Hice.
    July 22, 2014 08:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton polls closed; 30K voted
    The 24 precincts in south Fulton polls closed at 7 p.m. County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said 30,811 voters cast ballots today throughout the county. Check back with us as District 5 commission r...
    July 22, 2014 08:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
    U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
    July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Five percent voter turnout recorded for Fulton County
    All Fulton County polls closed Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. According to Fulton County Elections spokeswoman April Majors, 30,811 votes had been counted in the county as of 6:30 p.m., making voter tur...
    July 22, 2014 07:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb polls close; 19K cast ballots
    Polls have officially closed in DeKalb County. According to DeKalb County Director of Elections H. Maxine Daniels, about 19,000 registered voters cast their ballots during DeKalb's runoff election....
    July 22, 2014 07:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Saunders in charge at Cross Keys
    Results on the football field have been rough for quite some time at Cross Keys but if anyone is capable...
    July 22, 2014 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb County holds Football Media Day
    Last Wednesday, most of the football teams in DeKalb County made their way to Tucker High for the 14th annual...
    July 22, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton runoff elections update
    Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
    July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    I am the 10 percent: Casting a ballot in Fulton County
    Running late to work this morning, I thought about skipping the polls and going right to the office. But then I remembered the story we published last week saying voter turnout was expected to be 1...
    July 22, 2014 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Henry runoff election turnout light
    Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnutt said she expects a light turnout today at the polls. "We only voted 2,374 during advance voting and have around 300 absentee ballots...
    July 22, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Police officer gets counterterrorism training
    Capt. Robert Stevens of the Sandy Springs Police Department recently returned from Israel after spending two weeks learning new public safety techniques and technologies, the Georgia International ...
    July 22, 2014 11:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Jeff Ross to perform at Buckhead’s The Improv
    Comedian Jeff Ross will perform at The Improv, 56 E. Andrews Drive in Buckhead, Thursday through Saturday. Ross keeps true to his tittle of roastmaster general on Comedy Central’s “Roast of James F...
    July 22, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.17.14 - 09:27 pm
  • Column: Marsalis leads National Black Arts Festival concert
    by Sally F. White
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.17.14 - 09:13 pm