Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Wednesday, January 30
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Details on five foreclosures around Suwanee this week
There are currently only 8 foreclosures on the market in Suwanee. Below is more information on five of those homes, two of which are newly listed. If you are curious about a particular listing, please click on the address link. 5670 Olde Atlanta Parkway $359,900 Located in the Lambert cluster, this brick front home has four bedrooms and four full baths and is part of the Olde Atlanta Club subdivision. 3354 South Scales Road $227,500 (New) This traditional ranch style home has three bedrooms and two baths and is in the Maple Ridge subdivision, part of the Peachtree Ridge High School district. 2097 York River Way $226,500 (New) This four bedroom, 2.5 bath home is located in the Collins Hill cluster and is part of the Wildwood Lakes Richmond…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second …
A recap of some top news stories from Suwanee and Gwinnett.
As we begin a new week, it's time to review some top Suwanee and Gwinnett news stories from the week that just passed. CHARTER SCHOOL AMENDMENT: There was plenty of election news, but a development that really hit home in Gwinnett was the so-called Charter School Amendment. Georgia voters approved an amendment that would allow the state to set up charter schools without local school board approval. The decision drew the disapproval of Gwinnett Schools Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks. What were some of your favorite news stories recently in Suwanee? Tell us in the comments below. GCPS DISTRICT III RACE: One local election drew some particular attention in November. Veteran Gwinnett school board member Dr. Mary Kay Murphy faced a spirited …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wilbanks' statement on Charter School Amendment cites 'efforts by some to ... dismantle public education.'
Updated November 9, 2012 Gwinnett Schools Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks has issued a statement expressing disappointment that Georgia voters passed the Charter Schools Amendment on Tuesday (November 6). The state's voters, by a strong majority, approved Amendment One, which allows for state officials to approve publicly funded charter schools, without the permission of local school boards. Wilbanks' statement said the amendment "is not in the best interest of students and public education in this state." -- How do you feel about the Charter Schools Amendment passing? Do you feel the Gwinnett system should remain the sole authority for charter schools in this county? Share your thoughts in the comments below. "We are disappointed that with …
A look at Suwanee and Gwinnett voting results for president.
Courtesy of Gwinnett County and state elections officials, we bring you a precinct by precinct breakdown of Tuesday's voting for president. The city was in line with Gwinnett County as a whole -- it backed GOP nominee Mitt Romney over President Obama. Overall in Gwinnett, Romney received 53.9 percent of votes -- 159,536 of 295,560 ballots cast. Obama received 44.6 percent (131,879 votes), and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 1.3 percent (4,118 votes). But some areas of the county were quite different. As reported by Norcross Patch, one precinct in Norcross solidly backed Obama -- with 79.11 percent of the votes. Suwanee results: Suwanee A Barack Obama: 356 Mitt Romney: 528 Gary Johnson: 17 --- Suwanee B Barack Obama: 756 Mitt …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The new laws could bring those states millions in new revenue. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Want to use marijuana at home? Move to Colorado, or Washington state. Those states passed historic ballot measures Tuesday (November 6) that allow use and possession of marijuana at home for recreational purposes. In Washington, as of December 6, it will no longer be illegal for adults 21 and over to possess an ounce of marijuana. A new "drugged driving" law for marijuana impairment also begins then, according to the Seattle Times. Also, it begins a lengthy process for Washington authorities to set rules for heavily taxed and regulated sales at state-licensed marijuana stores, which are estimated to raise $1.9 billion in new revenue over five years. In Colorado, the amendment will allow people 21 and older to purchase up to one ounce of …
How the president's 2012 victory played out online.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Though President Obama did not win Georgia's electoral votes Tuesday, he got more than 300 electoral votes nationwide to win re-election. As noted, the president not only ran well in the swing states, but he also captured a majority of women and Hispanic voters. Here's a summary of how some news organizations covered the event. -- How do you feel about President Obama's re-election? What do you think were his keys to victory? Share your thoughts in the comments below. You might also enjoy reading:
Patch coverage of Election Day matters throughout Gwinnett County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …