Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The new members will be sworn in at 1 pm on Wednesday.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced six new DeKalb school board members on Wednesday morning: Deal announced that the new school board members will be sworn into office at 1 pm on Wednesday afternoon at the DeKalb Board of Education offices. “I have reminded these individuals that we were brought to these circumstances because of issues of governance,” Deal said. “I have implored they work together cooperatively. I’ve also reminded them that we have a new school superintendent and I have every confidence that he will lead the school system forward.” Deal said he examined whether to reinstate any of the six suspended board members, but decided “it would be best to enter into this new process with a clean slate.” Deal also said Interim School …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The announcement is set for 11 am on Wednesday.
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to announce replacements for six suspended DeKalb school board members on Wednesday. A panel appointed by the governor has spent the last several days vetting the candidates. The panel also met with Deal Tuesday morning to discuss their findings and recommendations. “I am overwhelmed by the extraordinary group of people in DeKalb County who stepped forward to try to help their community,” Deal said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “I greatly appreciate the nominating panel’s hard work and the difficult choices the members faced when narrowing down a field with so many excellent candidates. These individuals have worked with the best interests of DeKalb’s children in mind, and I’m proud of the …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
With news that the residents of Brookhaven will vote this July to possibly become a city, does that option hold interest with residents of the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area?
After Gov. Nathan Deal signed yesterday a bill that will allow the residents of Brookhaven to vote July 31 on whether they will become a city, North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch wondered if this got any of our residents interested in incorporation. Do you think services would improve? Would it help the area gain its own identity? Which communities could become cities or towns? Or is it too expensive and too much of a burden? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Following Gov. Nathan Deal's sign-off on the Brookhaven bill, residents to the west of North Druid Hills will be able to vote July 31 on whether they are to become a city.
Surrounded by the bill's sponsors and its most dedicated supporters, and despite a petition asking for a one-year delay, Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 636 – the controversial legislation to create a charter for a city of Brookhaven. The bill's signing, which occured Monday at 2pm in Deal's office, allows the more than 48,000 residents within the proposed boundary to vote on a referendum on July 31. If the referendum passes, election of the city council of the city would occur in the general election. "I'm obviously pleased that the governor has taken the last step that is necessary in [the State Legislature] in Brookhaven's path to cityhood. Now it's time for the people to decide," State Rep. Mike Jacobs said outside the governor's …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The complete text of Gov. Deal's address to the General Assembly yesterday.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Lt. Governor, Mr. Speaker, President Pro Tem Williams, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, Members of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, Members of the Judiciary, my fellow Georgians: In centuries long past … in a world far removed from the one we know today … the Age of Exploration captivated the minds of brave, young men. These individuals traveled through distant waters to identify the unknown, their will to explore outweighing the countless dangers, hardships and tragedies they faced. It is an age we now define by these names: Columbus, da Gama, Vespucci and Magellan. These brave adventurers, with only primitive tools at their disposal, charted a course by looking to the stars for guidance. The nights were not always clear … the …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Read Patch's live coverage of Nathan Deal's State of the State speech Tuesday night.
Here is your chance to share your thoughts and ask questions about the Governor's speech.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Republican presidential candidate will come to the PDK Airport restaurant Oct. 2 to promote "This Is Herman Cain."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will kick off a national book tour at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant near DeKalb-Peachtree Aiport early next month. The Atlanta native will begin promoting This Is Herman Cain, his campaign autobiography, at the restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Rd., on Oct. 2, 5pm - 8pm. Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to host the event, and state Sen. Fran Millar, District 40, is listed as a "presenting sponsor." The event will include a limited number of bi-plane rides, music and food. Organizers are also seeking event sponsors. See the attached PDF for more information.