Saturday, April 13, 2013
There will be a special election on June 18, 2013, to fulfill the remaining six months of former Mayor Ray Nunley's term and the remaining two and a half years of Councilman Dan Curry's council seat. Curry resigned his council post to run for mayor.
Acting Loganville Mayor Dan Curry resigned his post on the council, effective Monday, April 15, 2013, to run for the seat vacated by former Mayor Ray Nunley. After accepting the resignation of Nunley, who was diagnosed with cancer in November last year, a special election was called last month to fill the unexpired term of his office. Following Curry's resignation, which he announced at Thursday's City Council meeting, a Special Election was called to fill the unexpired term of Curry's council post. As the sitting vice mayor at the time of Nunley's resignation, Curry was serving as acting mayor. Since his resignation would have effectively left the city without anyone on the top of the ticket, the council voted unanimously to elect …
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 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Norcross community improvement district has seen targeted and overall crime cut in half since 2007.
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Thursday, January 24
Statistics show that the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District has seen a drop in targeted and overall crime for 2012. This is the fifth consecutive year for decreased crime in Gwinnett Village, which is the largest CID in the state of Georgia and covers parts of Norcross and Peachtree Corners along Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Beaver Ruin Road, Indian Trail Road and the I-85 corridor. The annual statistics, which were provided by Gwinnett County Police, show declines in 2012 in total robbery, commercial burglary and motor vehicle thefts by 6 percent, 35 percent and 6 percent respectively, according to a news release. Since the start of the decreasing crime rate in 2007, the number of police incidents has actually cut in half. "The …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
White House forum draws attention from disappointed voters in more than a dozen states.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Considering Mitt Romney easily won Georgia on Nov. 6, it's not surprising that there are some disappointed Republicans in the Peach State. 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 20,000 signatures, asks to "Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to withdraw from the United States of Americ and create it own NEW government." The website allows citizens to make a petition for a variety of issues, …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of the county's 156 precincts.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of Gwinnett's 156 precincts.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between Snellville and Lilburn. See also: President Obama, on the other hand, did well in between Norcross and Lilburn, up I-85 to the northern areas of Lawrenceville, and the southern corner of the county south of U.S. 78. Romney’s…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wilbanks' statement on Charter School Amendment cites 'efforts by some to ... dismantle public education.'
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the number of charter schools in the Gwinnett Public Schools system. This article originated on Suwanee Patch 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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A look at the Gwinnett and overall votes for contested races in U.S. Congress, Georgia Senate and Georgia House.
Here's are the latest results of the election races in U.S. Congress, Georgia Senate and Georgia House which involved areas in Gwinnett County. The Georgia Secretary of State's office reports that all precincts have been counted, but provisional votes have not been included. Also see: Races involving Gwinnett in U.S. Congress, Georgia Senate and Georgia House
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County residents showed up in large numbers to vote for Romney, charter schools and incumbents.