Monday, April 15, 2013
The district includes the northwestern portion of Cobb County.
Monday, April 15
Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), who represents the 54th district in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he is seeking Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 11th district stretches from Bartow, Cherokee and the west and northwestern portion of Cobb counties and also includes Buckhead and Sandy Springs. That seat will be soon vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election to. In an email, Lindsey noted the 11th district is a "wonderful and diverse district where over 700,000 of us have chosen to live, work, play, worship, and strive for better opportunities for our families…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Barr has announced his candidacy to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent District 11.
Saturday, March 30
Former U.S. Rep Bob Barr wants to return to Congress. Barr, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1995 and 2003, has announced his plans to run for the District 11 seat, which will be vacated by U.S. Rep Phil Gingrey as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barr was the author of the Defense of Marriage Act, whose constitutionality was debated earlier this week in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also ran for the presidency in 2008 on the Libertarian Party ticket and currently practices law in Atlanta.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The efforts of Superior Plumbing's Jay Cunningham and Loud Security's John Loud paid off Tuesday. The Cobb Education SPLOST will continue through 2018.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cobb voters approved Tuesday's referendum to continue sales tax collections through 2018.
The Cobb Education SPLOST will continue through 2018. Cobb voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that would continue collecting the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for school construction and maintenance projects for another five-year period. With all 153 precincts reporting, a total of 23,248 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST extension, or 57.3 percent. There were 17,317 votes against, or 42.7 percent, according to figures reported by the Georgia Secretary of State. The Cobb Ed SPLOST IV, as it has been called, would collect $717.8 million for the Cobb County School District and $55.4 for Marietta City Schools between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2018. "Schools win, kids win, economic development wins, property values win. It's…
See what some of your neighbors had to say about today’s vote on continuing Cobb’s one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for schools.
If Patch readers’ opinions are any indication, we may not know which way today’s vote will go until the last ballot is tallied. A Patch poll that ran from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday was split right down the middle on how respondents said they would be voting today—or had already voted during advance balloting. Today’s election will determine whether or not the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for school maintenance and construction projects will continue for the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools once the current SPLOST ends on Dec. 31. Both sides of the SPLOST issue shared their thoughts in the comments stream on Monday’s story. Patch reader Larry H was among those wanting to ax the tax: “As a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Details of proposed school maintenance and construction work subject to Tuesday's Cobb Education sales tax referendum.
On Tuesday Cobb voters will decide whether to extend the current Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for school maintenance and construction projects in the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools. The Cobb Education SPLOST IV, if passed, would collect a penny on the dollar from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2018. The Cobb County School District would receive $717.8 million and Marietta City Schools $55.4 million. The attached PDF files, compiled by the Cobb County School District, include descriptions of the work that would be done at all schools in the Allatoona, Harrison and North Cobb high school districts. Among the major projects slated for Acworth-area schools include $20.5 million for a new gym and theater at North Cobb …
Cobb County voters on Tuesday will determine whether or not the county’s one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for schools will continue. Tell us how you will vote on the matter and why.
Proponents and opponents have weighed in. But we want to know what you think. Though Cobb residents have had a few opportunities to cast ballots early, Tuesday is the official election day where voters will determine whether or not the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for school maintenance and construction projects will continue for the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools. Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, we want to hear your answer to this question: The Cobb Education SPLOST IV, if passed, would continue the one-cent sales tax for the two school districts when the current SPLOST III collection period ends on Dec. 31. SPLOST IV would run from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2018 and would be set to collect…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tuesday's referendum is expected to be close as the sales tax extension gets a key endorsement.
With advance voting completed, all that remains for the Cobb Education SPLOST IV referendum is Tuesday's final day of voting. Voters will decide whether to continue to tax themselves one penny on the dollar for school construction and maintenance projects. The proposed collection period, which would begin Jan. 1, 2014 and conclude on Dec. 31, 2018, would generate $717.8 million for the Cobb County School District and $55.4 million for Marietta Public Schools. Supporters of the referendum say extending the SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is the most affordable method to pay for needed capital projects. Opponents who held a rally on the Marietta Square last weekend believe the project list includes too many unnecessary …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Today is the last day of advance voting at NorthStar Church in North Cobb before the formal Cobb Education SPLOST referendum date, which is March 19.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The additional locations will be open from Monday through Friday for the Cobb Education sales tax referendum.
Advance voting for the Cobb Education SPLOST IV referendum expands to four satellite locations this week. Satellite advance voting takes place Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the following locations: Advance voting also continues this week at the Cobb Elections Main Office, 736 Whitlock Ave. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The formal Cobb Education SPLOST referendum date is March 19. There will be no advance voting on Monday, March 18. Voters also may choose to vote by mail, and requested ballots also will be mailed starting today. Voters can apply for a ballot on the Cobb Elections website and have it mailed to them. A sample ballot also is available on the Cobb Elections website, but that feature has been …