Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Officials initially predicted a 5 percent turnout, but numbers were closer to 10 percent.
More Cherokee County voters showed up the polls to cast ballots in Tuesday's special election than officials anticipated. In unofficial results, nearly 10 percent of voters in Cherokee County went to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the election while turnout in the Fulton County portion of the district hovered around 5.6 percent. Out of 88,089 registered voters in both districts, 8,546 or 9.7 percent, cast ballots in the Georgia Senate District 21 and Georgia House District 21 races. Cherokee overall has around 129,000 registered voters. In Cherokee, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach defeated former State Rep. Sean Jerguson of Holly Springs with 52 percent, or 3,925 votes. Jerguson received 48 percent…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In unofficial vote totals posted on the Georgia Secretary of State's website, low voter turnout is easy to see even in early returns.
Update @ 10:00 p.m.: With all Cherokee and Fulton precincts reporting, Beach has 58 percent, or 5,470 lead over Jerguson's 42 percent, or 4,031. Update @ 9:40 p.m.: With 12 out of 15 precints reporting in Fulton County, Beach has a 80.64 percent, or 1,545 vote lead over Jerguson's 19.36 percent, or 371 votes. With all 26 precincts reporting in Cherokee, Beach has a 51.75 percent, or 3,925 lead over Jerguson's 48.25 percent, or 3,660. Update @ 9:00 p.m.: With 25 out of 26 precincts reporting in Cherokee, Beach maintains at 51.75 percent, or 3,925 lead over Jerguson's 48.25 percent, or 3,660. Patch is still waiting on numbers from Fulton County, but overall Beach maintains a 56 percent, or 5,127 vote lead over Jerguson's 43.6 percent, or 3,…
In unofficial results, Brandon Beach leads former State Rep. Sean Jerguson in the State Senate race while the State House race heads to a run-off.
With all precincts reporting in Cherokee and Fulton counties, it appears Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach leads former State Rep. Sean Jerguson in the Georgia Senate District 21 special election. However, the Georgia House District 21 race will head to a Feb. 5 run-off. Beach appears to have defeated Jerguson with 58 percent, or 5,470 votes, compared to Jerguson's 42 percent, or 4,031 votes. Just in Cherokee, Beach received 51.75 percent, or 3,925, over Jerguson's 48.25 percent, or 3,660. Beach's lead in Fulton County was more evident as he received 81 percent, or 1,545, over Jerguson's 19 percent, or 371 votes. While all the votes in the House District 21 race has been counted, neither of the four …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Movie shot in various locations in North Fulton and metro-Atlanta area.
Local audiences may recognize some familiar faces and places in "Parental Guidance," opening Christmas Day and starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Filmed in the Atlanta area, crews converged on Johns Creek's Ocee Park around Halloween last year for some pivotal Little League baseball scenes. Casting directors didn't have to look far for baseball players – they used members from the Ocee Athletic Association teams as extras. "It was a very big deal for the kids," said Rosemary Taylor, senior communications manager for the city of Johns Creek. "We're very proud of our city parks and athletic facilties and very fortunate to have the Ocee and Newtown athletic associations to work with. We're happy that the rest of the world …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The credit cards were allegedly taken from Badger Creek Park near Holly Springs.
Cherokee County sheriff's deputies need the public to help them identify two suspects they believed used stolen credit cards to make purchases in Alpharetta. Investigators believe the two suspects stole the cards from a vehicle parked at Badger Creek Park, the county's new soccer complex located on Blalock Road near Holly Springs. The cards were stolen on Nov. 11 and the suspects allegedly used the cards to purchase nearly $2,000 worth of make-up and perfume from Macy's, Dillard's and J.C. Penny at North Point Mall in Alpharetta. The purchases were made on the same day the cards were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department at (770) 928-0239.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
McLeod's last day as community development director will be on Nov. 2. City Planner Brian Stockton will serve as interim director beginning on Nov. 5
Monday night was the Woodstock City Council meeting in which Community Development Director Richard McLeod would appear as a city employee. McLeod during the meeting told the council how much he's enjoyed working the city in the last 10 years of his career. McLeod earlier this month accepted an offer to serve as the community development director for the city of Alpharetta. “It’s been humbling pleasure of my life to serve you all, the citizens and the city,” he said, noting it wasn't an easy decision for him to accept the offer from Alpharetta. The agenda was a light one for McLeod: he only had to present a city-initiated rezoning request to rezone 6.02 acres along Woodstock Parkway from light industrial to the technology park overlay, …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Woodstock will soon need a new community development director as Richard McLeod has accepted a position with the city of Alpharetta.
Woodstock is in the market for a new community development director. Richard McLeod earlier this announced he's resigning from the post in Woodstock to take the same position with the city of Alpharetta. McLeod will start with Alpharetta on Nov. 5. McLeod replaces Diana Wheeler, who resigned from the post earlier this year. City Manager Jeff Moon said he's also sad to see McLeod leave the city. "I am happy for Richard for the opportunity that this gives him both personally and professionally," he added. "I am sad for us from the standpoint that anytime you lose an employee of Richard’s ability, experience and tenure with the city, it is hard to replace them." Moon added the city has an "excellent" relationship with the city of Alpharetta…