Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Rogers recently also decided not to seek re-election as Senate majority leader.
One of the state's most prominent Republican politicians is slated to step down from the Georgia Senate. State Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) announced his resignation from the Georgia Senate in an interview with Walter Jones of Morris News. Rogers, 44, said in a statement he plans to accept a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting. "The opportunity to help lead Georgia Public Broadcasting is like a dream come true in many respects," he said. "The incredible team put together by Director (Teya) Ryan is among the best in broadcasting. I really look forward to joining their efforts." GPB is launching a new initiative in which it will "facilitate coverage of economic development and jobs in Georgia," according to a press release from …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Amendment One gained plenty of support in the communiy for its eventual passage.
More than 1,000 people who voted last Tuesday said "No" to state charter schools. But 1,777 voted "Yes," giving the amendment an edge it held in all Alpharetta and Milton precincts. Nowhere in the two cities was the vote even close. But head south into Atlanta, and away from Buckhead, and the story is quite different. In precincts such as Dunbar Neighborhood Center and Virginia Highland Church, voters overwhelmingly rejected the amendment. That gives credence to those who say the vote was divided along socio-eonomic lines.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Patch presents a tool to find out who voters chose for President in their precinct.
We know who won the election Tuesday, and what Georgia voters chose for President. But what did they say in your precinct? Use the tool above to find what happened in your neighborhood, or across town. You can enter your Precinct Code, any portion of the name of your polling place ('Birmingham' or 'Birmingham Falls' or even 'Birm', for example) or your city. In Alpharetta and Milton, the precinct voting at Manning Oaks was alone in favoring Barack Obama Don't forget that you can use the My Voter Page to find your precinct name. Want to check on another part of town? The Google Mapping tool in our "How to Find Your Polling Place on Election Day" article will let you enter someone else's address.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Share your thoughts on the matter in our Question of the Week comment section below.
Months of campaigning, complaining and one-upping have lead us to this week during which we choose a President to carry us through the next four years. But, some have questioned the ability of either side to clean up what's been deemed "a mess." What do you think? Are the issues more likely to be resolved by one party or the other? Will the American people fair better over the next four years because of this election?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price and state Sen. John Albers came out on top. Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race. Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on: Republicans Jan Jones and Chuck Martin faced no Democratic challenger, and easily won re-election. State House District Republican incumbent Harry Geisinger faced no challenger in the race for his District 48 seat. He received 97.80 percent of the vote. Both Albers and…
Secretary of State says Fulton was not prepared for Election Day.
According to an 11Alive news report, the Georgia Secretary of State's office plans to investigate the Fulton Elections Board following numerous voter complaints on Tuesday. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the county could face fines for not being properly prepared for the elections. Following the 2008 Presidential election, Fulton faced $120,000 in fines. Sharon Mitchell, Fulton's interim elections director, said in a news conference that Tuesday's problems were not as widespread as in other years. The allegations follow a day when Fulton County sent out several Tweets imploring voters to remain patient and assuring that anyone in line by 7 p.m. would get to vote. At 2:30 p.m., the county sent out the following notice that it was …
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The National Weather Service predicts rain is likely today for Alpharetta and Milton, but only before 9 a.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Rain may dampen spirits today if you are stuck in line waiting to vote, but just bring an umbrella and a rain coat. The chance of rain drops after 9 a.m., so you should be able to stay dry and still vote. When is the driest time likely to vote? Between 3 and 6 p.m. according to the National Weather Service forecast, but that's probably when the lines will be longest, too. Try hitting the polls as early as possible this morning. The Nation Weather Service forecast predicts rain is likely, mainly before 9 a.m. The chance of precipitation starts at 60 percent, and drops to 40 percent by noon. But it takes a bigger dip between 2 and 3 p.m., dropping to 19 percent before hitting 14 percent at 6 p.m. For those still in line at 7 p.m., don't …