Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Voters on Tuesday will decide on a Cobb Commission Chairman, a South Cobb Commissioner and a State Court Judge, among other offices.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The combative three-week period between Tim Lee and Bill Byrne in the Cobb Commission Chairman's runoff campaign is nearing an end. Voters go to the polls again on Tuesday to decide on whether to keep Lee, the incumbent, or return Byrne to his old position after a 10-year absence. Since there is no Democratic opponent in November, the winner of this battle between Republicans will be elected chairman for the four-year period starting in Jan. 2013. Cobb voters also will decide countywide offices for a State Court judgeship and for Superior Court Clerk, as well as other local races, including the District 4 Cobb Commission seat, where incumbent Woody Thompson has Democratic opposition. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Incumbent Tim Lee received 40 percent of the vote; Bill Byrne was edging Mike Boyce for second place.
The bruising battle for Cobb Commission Chairman is far from over. Incumbent Tim Lee garnered nearly 40 percent of the vote in a four-candidate race for the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary. But it wasn't enough to prevent an Aug. 21 runoff. Complete results had not been tabulated by early Wednesday. But partial returns had Lee with 27,619 votes, or 39.9 percent. Former chairman Bill Byrne received 18,205 votes, or 26 percent, while first-time candidate Mike Boyce had 16,178 votes, or 23 percent. Larry Savage, who ran against Lee in 2010, collected 7,212 votes, or 10 percent. (For updated totals, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's elections website.) The winner of the runoff will be the next chairman, since no Democratic …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Find out what Cobb Chairman candidate Bill Byrne has to say about the most pressing issues in Cobb County.
Bill Byrne is seeking election as the next chairman of Cobb's Board of Commissioners. Patch caught up with him to find out where he stands on TSPLOST, what he thinks are the most pressing Cobb issues and what he plans to do about Cobb's budget. What are the most important issues facing Cobb in the coming years? The most important issues facing Cobb County is to stop the loss of property values, reducing the 16 percent unemployment rate and to address the massive foreclosure rate in Cobb County. Getting the County budget under control is the first step, and reducing property taxes will send a clear message to all. What's your position on TSPLOST? I am TOTALLY opposed to the TSPLOST and have already voted against it! The county has cut …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
See some of the day’s top headlines from throughout Cobb County including a man killed in a hit and run crash, and a former Cobb commission chairman who's being backed by the Cobb Taxpayers Association.
The Georgia State Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that struck and killed an Acworth man early Saturday on Kellogg Creek Road in Cherokee County. Larry Allen Ward of Acworth, 31, was killed when he was walking along the road near Romain Drive just after midnight. Read more about the accident on Acworth Patch. Former Cobb commission chairman Bill Byrne, who's seeking to get back his old job, received a significant endorsement today from a leading taxpayer advocacy group. The Cobb Taxpayers Association announced this morning it was backing Byrne, who served as chairman from 1992-2002, because "his leadership would represent a refreshing and much needed change in direction from the County's current Chairman.” Read…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Take a look at some of the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Marietta and Cobb County.
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Marietta Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about races in town. Here are just a few of the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Transportation Investment Act, or TSPLOST: The upcoming TSPLOST regional transportation referendum is one of the most pressing issues in the upcoming vote. Learn more about TSPLOST and what others are saying about it here. House Resolution 1162: Voters will decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools. The measure would mean amending the state's current constitution. District 11 U.S. House of Representative: Congressman Phil Gingrey (R) faces a redrawn district full of …