Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The measure passed by a huge margin.
DeKalb County voters voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales Tuesday by a wide margin. After residents voted in November to put the measure on today's ballot, many voters at different precincts in DeKalb County said the issue was one of their primary reasons to go to the voting booth. Other areas voting on a Sunday sales measure included Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Henry counties and the cities of Austell, Buford, Cumming, Lovejoy, Marietta and Powder Springs. The vote allows stores in unincorporated DeKalb County to sell beer, wine and alcohol seven days a week. A number of voters at the polls today called the current law, which prohibits Sunday sales, antiquated and inconvenient. "I'm sick of having to drive to Fulton County or Gwinnett …
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Voters across the state will head to the polls Tuesday for the Georgia presidential primary. In the Georgia GOP presidential primary, voters will decide on awarding delegates to candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul. President Barack Obama will be on the Democratic ballot. In unincorporated DeKalb County, voters will decide whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. City of Atlanta voters will also decide whether to extend the municipal option sales tax for four years. If the tax fails to pass, water rates in the city of Atlanta will increase by at least 25-percent. Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. Find your precinct on the State of Georgia website. Also, check the attached PDFs for information regarding precinct …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Mitt Romney is beating Newt Gingrich in fundraising in metro Atlanta.
Super Tuesday is a day away, but so far Mitt Romney is beating former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich in the money race in metro Atlanta. Romney has raised $746,951 from Atlanta area donors while Gingrich has raised $299,685, according to campaign finance reports. We took the latest fundraising reports from the Federal Election Commission and mapped them for the Atlanta area. A quick look at the mapped data shows that donations from the Buckhead area are stronger for Romney than for Gingrich. Both Romney and Gingrich have campaign headquarters in Buckhead. The latest analysis by the New York Time's Five Thirty Eight blog and Real Clear Politics both show Gingrich is very likely to win Georgia on Tuesday but probably not with enough votes…