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Kingston for U.S. Senate: He’s in tune with most Georgians
Georgia has been represented on Capitol Hill in recent years by a pair of the steadiest and most-respected members of the U.S. Senate: Saxby Chambliss (R-Moultrie) and Johnny Isakson (R-east Cobb)....
July 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling a First Amendment victory for all Americans
If you like your religious freedoms, you can keep them. For now. The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled business owners with religious objections can’t be forced to pay for women’s birth control und...
July 08, 2014 01:33 AM | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: School districts with public safety concerns should hire professionals
According to published reports, few, if any, school districts plan to do it, even though a sweeping state law goes into effect Tuesday and expands where Georgians can legally carry firearms. As of ...
July 08, 2014 01:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: National park could be fitting tribute for Chambliss
We all know — at least we should know — how special a place the Ocmulgee National Monument is and the treasures within it that date back thousands of years.
July 08, 2014 01:27 AM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s to Cobb’s advantage to have local congressman: Barr the better bet
Local voters have two strong choices for the 11th District Congressional seat when they cast their votes in the July 22 GOP runoff. Bob Barr of Cobb and Barry Loudermilk of Cartersville are both ca...
July 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama following principles of personalize, polarize
President Obama has, except on fleeting occasions, routinely disdained the customary Oval Office language of compromise and coalition-building for the low arts of sophistry and belittlement. That w...
July 03, 2014 08:44 PM | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tim Stultz: Incumbent a key member of ‘reformer’ block on school board
The Cobb School System has generated much more than its share of controversy during the past decade, thanks primarily to a series of domineering superintendents and school boards that seemed to see...
July 03, 2014 01:34 AM | 5 5 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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In District 1, Weatherford is the ‘right guy’
One of this year’s most hotly contested local political races has been the one for the District 1 seat representing northwest Cobb on the county commission. It marks the first time the seat has bee...
July 02, 2014 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Missing emails - Special counsel needed for IRS
If anyone outside the Internal Revenue Service — shall we say, close to the White House — was involved in targeting “tea party” or other right-leaning groups for extra scrutiny, Justice Department ...
July 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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At tonight’s political forum, expect the gloves to come off
Will tonight’s candidate forum featuring Bill Byrne and Bob Weatherford be an Ali vs. Frazier match? Byrne seemed to indicate it may. “This will be a real political street fight,” said Byrne, who h...
July 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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July Fourth will find candidates on the march
THE HARSH recent tones of Cobb’s political season will take a back seat for Uncle Sam and the Red, White and Blue later this week — well, for a few hours, anyway.
July 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber to Lee: If you want BRT, you’ll be riding solo
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM has had it that the Cobb Chamber of Commerce is pushing hard behind the scenes for Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee to put a $100 million down payment for a Bus Rapid Transit li...
June 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sewer-bill flap gives Goreham opening to take swipe at Byrne
WHAT STARTED OUT as a story in Sunday’s MDJ about residents angry about their bills from the county water department turned into a political story Monday after District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham...
June 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Push for BRT is a roll of the dice for Lee
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee’s embrace of a proposed BRT and his thus-far unsuccessful efforts to piggyback it onto the upcoming SPLOST referendum ballot are a big roll of the dice — not just f...
June 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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When it came to ‘women’s issues,’ 11th hopefuls proved less than fully fluent
“WOMEN’S ISSUES” haven’t exactly been front-and-center in the GOP Primary race for 11th District congressional seat — and it showed on Saturday. The two finalists in the race excel at talking tax r...
June 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Loudermilk vs. Barr tonight. Will the gloves come off?
IT’S SHOWDOWN TIME again this evening in the runoff race for the congressional seat representing most of Marietta and north Cobb. Runoff finalists Bob Barr of Smyrna and Barry Loudermilk of Carters...
June 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Kitchen’ cleanup: Private advisers nothing new for public officials
MERRIAM-WEBSTER defines “kitchen cabinet” as “an informal group of advisers to one in a position of power (as the head of a government).” Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee defines it as a small grou...
June 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: In the kitchen with Tim Lee
County Chairman Tim Lee, it was revealed this week, has a “kitchen cabinet” that meets monthly at the Georgian Club. A website called “The Muckraker Project,” which bills itself as providing “exper...
June 07, 2014 12:18 AM | 5 5 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Double Dose: Tumlin, Kemp combine to give Loudermilk good news
11TH DISTRICT congressional hopeful Barry Loudermilk of Cartersville, who’ll face off against former Congressman Bob Barr of Smyrna July 22 in a Republican primary runoff, landed a “plum” endorseme...
June 03, 2014 04:36 AM | 3 3 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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