Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Bob Weatherford wins contested race for Alderman Post 3, while voters say "Yes" to Sunday Alcohol Sales.
Bob Weatherford says he's "feeling good about winning the race, but is glad it's over." Weatherford says he's looking forward to the next four years, and speaks highly of his opponent Brett North. "If I had lost, I'd still be happy for Brett," said Weatherford. "I don't think I'd be able to say the same thing about any other competitor, Brett is a great guy." Brett North says he is disappointed about the results, but he will go to bed tonight with "nothing to be ashamed of" because of a race ran with "honor and integrity." “The competition was strong and we knew it would be," said North. "I will take what I have learned here and use it in the future. We will come back and try again another time." North says he has always respected …
See what the candidates have to say about each other and take your last chance to weigh in on today's municipal elections in Acworth.
The City of Acworth municipal elections are going on today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Roberts School at 4861 School St. Bob Weatherford (incumbent) and Brett North are the candidates for Alderman Post 3. A special election referendum is on the ballot for qualified voters to determine whether to allow Sunday package sales of alcohol (malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits) by retailers within the city limits of Acworth. Make sure you follow Acworth Patch, our Facebook page and Twitter for updates on today's elections, and check back with us after 7:30 p.m. for the latest results. Learn more about the candidates here: See how your neighbors voted in the Patch polls below.
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Nov. 8.
1. Weather. A sunny day is in, with a high near 71 and calm wind between 5 and 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Partly cloudy skies are expected for tonight, with a low around 48. 2. In case you missed it. Weekend Pigskin Roundup: Bucs Win 7-AAA Title: Each Monday we take a look at what happened on the gridiron over the weekend in Acworth Patch. 3. Happening. City of Acworth Election: When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 Where: Roberts School, 4861 School Street Who: Alderman Post 3 Candidates What: A Special Election referendum is on the ballot for qualified voters to determine whether to allow Sunday package sales of alcohol (malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits) by retailers within the city limits of Acworth. …
Commissioners could send a referendum to voters in unincorporated Cobb on the March 6, 2012 primary date.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Voters in Acworth, Kennesaw and Smyrna are deciding today whether Sunday retail alcohol sales will be allowed in their cities. (See Acworth Patch's poll results on Sunday alcohol sales) Voters in unincorporated Cobb may get to make the same decision in March. On the agenda of the Cobb Board of Commissioners today is a proposal to schedule a Sunday sales referendum on the same day as the March 6 primary elections. Cobb voters will go to the polls that day to elect party nominees for national, state and local offices, including president, the Georgia legislature, Cobb commission and Cobb school board. If the commission schedules a referendum today, and if it is approved by voters in March, Sunday sales would go into effect on June 1. …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The general election will be held on Tuesday. Take our Acworth Patch poll to share who you will vote for and find out who your neighbors are voting for.
Learn more about the candidates for Alderman Post 3 here: Bob Weatherford Brett North Find more information on the City of Acworth elections in the 5 Things You Need to Know Today.
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Nov. 7.
1. Weather. Mostly sunny skies are in, with a high near 69. Calm wind is around 5 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 43. 2. In case you missed it. Holiday Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Pie: Try this pumpkin pie recipe, and send your favorite holiday recipe to Acworth@patch.com for a chance to win "Acworth's Best Holiday Recipe' title and Patch prizes! 3. Happening. The City of Acworth will hold a general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Roberts School, 4861 School Street, for Alderman Post 3 Bob Weatherford (incumbent) and Brett North are the candidates for Alderman Post 3. There will be a Special Election referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot for qualified …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Here are the things you need to know starting the day on Nov. 2.
1. Weather. Sunny weather's in with a high near 66 and calm wind between 5 and 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 40. 2. In case you missed it. Trade-in Your Old Christmas Lights at The Home Depot: This year's program offers customers up to $5 off energy efficient holiday lighting at your local Home Depot store. 3. Happening. Advance voting started on Oct. 17, and will end this Friday, Nov. 4. Citizens can vote at the City Clerk's Office at the City Hall during business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on Acworth's General and Special Elections, visit the City of Acworth website. 4. Ahead on Acworth Patch. A flower, a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Nov. 1
1. Weather. Frost is likely before 9 a.m., with the rest of the day expected to be sunny, with a high near 68, according to the National Weather Service. Calm wind is around 5 mph. Mostly clear skies are in for tonight, with a low around 36. 2. In case you missed it. Weekend Pigskin Roundup: Bucs Roll into Title Gametake a look at what happened on the gridiron over the weekend in Acworth Patch. 3. Happening. The City of Acworth will hold a general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Roberts School, 4861 School Street for Alderman Post 3 Bob Weatherford (incumbent) and Brett North are the candidates for Alderman Post 3. Additionally, there will be a Special Election referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot for qualified voters to…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Take our Patch poll, and find out where other people stand on the issue.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
In the upcoming City of Acworth general and special elections on Nov. 8, voters will find a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot. How will you be voting? Do you think alcohol should be sold in Acworth on Sundays? Take our Patch poll, and see what others think.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Post 3's Bob Weatherford is seeking his third term in office in Acworth.
Alderman Bob Weatherford announced his intentions to qualify and seek re-election for a third term as the Post 3 alderman on the Acworth City Council during the council's Aug. 18 meeting. The election will take place Nov. 8. Posts 1, 2 and 3 are on the ballot. Weatherford is running against Acworth Zoning Board member Brett North, whose candidacy was announced Tuesday on Acworth Patch. Weatherford has served 10 years on the council and on many community and statewide boards and authorities representing the city. He said his experience matters and positions him to serve Acworth residents for another term. His positions include: Awards and honors include: Weatherford has been active in local charities as co-founder of the Shop with a Hero …