Election News
College Park candidates talk runoff plans for April 14
Voters in College Park will return to the polls April 14 to decide who will fill the unexpired term of late Ward 4 City Councilman Charles E. Phillips Sr., who died Nov. 4. Candidates Ron Fears and...
March 25, 2015 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Republican Party elects officers
The Fulton County Republican Party elected its officers to two-year terms during its convention March 14 at the Roswell Recreation Center. Party delegates cast ballots on 15 positions, starting wit...
March 25, 2015 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Fulton officials react to infrastructure bond vote
Atlanta and Fulton County officials Wednesday reacted to Tuesday’s “yes” vote in the city of Atlanta’s 20-year, $250 million infrastructure bond referendum. The bond, which will help pay for an est...
March 18, 2015 06:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park approves Freeport referendum
Citywide election results regarding Freeport tax exemptions for unfinished, unshipped and unsold manufactured goods, authorizing the city of College Park to eliminate property taxes on business inv...
March 18, 2015 07:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runoff on tap for College Park
There will be a runoff election April 14 in College Park between Ward 4 candidates Ron Fears and Roderick Gay. In tonight's election, out of 432 ballots cast, Fears received 149 votes, or 34 percen...
March 17, 2015 10:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park polls closed; returns being tabulated
Polls in College Park closed at 7 p.m. Voters cast ballots to fill the seat of long-time Ward 4 City Councilman Charles E. Phillips Sr., who died late last year. The race is a five-way battle betwe...
March 17, 2015 07:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Voters approve infrastructure bond referendum
In a referendum Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly approved the city of Atlanta’s 20-year, $252.5 million infrastructure bond, which will help pay for an estimated $1 billion backlog of citywide road a...
March 17, 2015 10:16 AM | 2 2 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park to fill vacant city council seat Tuesday
The city of College Park on Tuesday will try to fill the seat made vacant by the Nov. 4 death of long-time Ward 4 City Councilman Charles E. Phillips Sr., who defeated two of the 2015 candidates in...
March 11, 2015 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Republican Party to elect new officers
The Fulton County Republican Party will host its 2015 election Saturday during its convention Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Roswell Recreation Center, 10495 Woodstock Road. Party delegates will cast ba...
March 11, 2015 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters to cast ballots on $250M in Atlanta projects
Residents across the city of Atlanta, including Buckhead, are voting Tuesday on the city’s 20-year, $252.5 million infrastructure bond referendum, which will help pay for an estimated $1 billion ba...
March 11, 2015 07:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: Tom Lowe, 86, dies months after retirement
Retired District 4 Fulton County Commissioner Tom Lowe died Friday morning at Emory University Hospital in DeKalb County as a result of a fall at age 86. Lowe, a Buckhead resident who served on the...
March 06, 2015 01:21 PM | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 28 28 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 | 20 20 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 | 21 21 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 | 8 8 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 | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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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