Thursday, April 5, 2012
City residents will join unincorporated Cobb County in voting on the alcohol referendum this time.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
A Paulding County judge has made it official: All of Cobb County will vote again on Sunday package sales of alcohol July 31. Superior Court Judge Arthur Fudger signed a consent order Monday between the county and plaintiffs who challenged the March 6 referendum in which residents of unincorporated voted to allow Sunday sales, The Marietta Daily Journal reported. The order was filed with the Cobb County Superior Court clerk's office Tuesday. Former state Rep. Roger Hines of Acworth made the challenge, arguing that the county was wrong to exclude residents of Cobb's six cities from the countywide vote. Fudger received the case because Cobb's Superior Court judges recused themselves. The county Board of Elections and Registration decided …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
During lunch break, chat about hot topics or ask questions about places, people and issues in South Cobb.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Welcome to South Cobb Patch's Lunch Break. Kick back where you are–at home taking a break from housework, browsing on your Smartphone while grabbing a bite for lunch or maybe at work browsing for a little bit (we won't tell)– and gather around this virtual water cooler. This is a time to chat about hot topics, trends and issues that are all the buzz in South Cobb. Pop in and add your two cents and have a good time chatting with your neighbors! Here's why people in Mableton and Austell say they're single:
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The elections board's decision means a July 31 referendum is likely, and sales could start Aug. 12.
Cobb County is back on the Sunday wagon, at least until mid-August. The Cobb Board of Elections and Registration decided during a special meeting Friday morning not to fight a voter challenge to the referendum that approved Sunday package sales of alcohol in unincorporated parts of Cobb. That means Sunday sales will not start June 3 as now scheduled. It also means all citizens in Cobb County will likely have the chance to vote on Sunday sales again July 31, even though almost 70 percent of county voters already said yes March 6. The problem is that residents of Cobb’s six cities were excluded from the countywide referendum despite paying taxes, electing officials and receiving services from the county and voting on other countywide issues…
Friday, March 16, 2012
The results of the vote are being challenged.
Cobb County's Sunday alcohol sales vote is being taken to court. Marietta lawyer Justin O'Dell of Cauthron, Nohr & O’Dell filed a petition in Cobb County Superior Court today to ask for a revote that includes the residents of the county's six cities as well as those who live in unincorporated areas, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Asked about the county's response, Cobb government spokesman Robert Quigley emailed: "The county will be in court and will provide information to the judge as to what our opinion was based on." County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee acknowledged to the AJC and the MDJ that excluding city residents was a mistake. If a judge agrees, O'Dell said, the only option is to throw out the March 6 vote …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Voters in South Cobb voted for Sunday alcohol sales, but not everyone was in favor of the measure.
The City of Austell and unincorporated Cobb voters said yes to Sunday alcohol sales in Tuesday’s vote. Sixty percent of the Sunday alcohol sales referendum votes in Austell were in favor of the measure. That percentage was even higher for unincorporated Cobb County with 70 percent of the 77,848 voters saying yes for the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays. Ken Hawkins of Austell supported the measure because “if you can’t get it here, you’ll get it somewhere else,” and his wife, Peggie, opposed it. She said she voted no for religious reasons. “I think Sunday should be honorable. It’s not going to help the city or any of the county,” she said. When the Georgia General Assembly passed S.B. 10 to allow jurisdictions …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We'll have updates throughout the night for the presidential primary and Sunday alcohol sales referendum for the City of Austell and unincorporated Cobb areas of Mableton and Austell.
See below for updated polling numbers, which we'll refresh when more precincts are reported. You may also check all voting results within Cobb County on the county clerk's website. For the latest news throughout the evening, check our 2012 Cobb Primary, Referendum Tracker. SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES REFERENDUM (153/153 precincts reporting) Shall the governing authority of Cobb County, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.? 23534 Shall the governing authority of the City of Austell, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays …
Find out your voting precinct and check back as we track results live here at South Cobb Patch.
Today is Super Tuesday, which means it's time to hit the polls and cast your vote in the presidential primary. Also, here in Cobb County and in the City of Austell, residents will vote for or against Sunday alcohol sales. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. The Sunday alcohol sales voting results from the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration will be posted here as soon as we receive them. Not sure of your voting precinct? Visit the Secretary of State's My Voter Page and type in your name, Cobb County as your county and your birthday. Check back with South Cobb Patch where results of both the presidential primary and the Sunday alcohol sales vote will be tracked live. Make sure to bring the proper identification– any …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Cobb County voters, including those in Vinings, decide whether to expand Sunday sales in the March 6 election next Tuesday. But neighbors’ Sunday experiences since November should dampen expectations for a surge in Cobb County alcohol sales.
Expect two things when Cobb County voters decide a week from today whether to expand Sunday sales of alcohol: • The measures will pass. • Sales of booze won’t change much. Those are the main lessons voters in Austell, Marietta, Powder Springs and areas of unincorporated Cobb, like Mableton, can learn from areas that approved Sunday sales referendums in November. The only Cobb citizens who don’t get to vote on Sunday sales in next week’s primary are residents of the cities of Kennesaw, Acworth and Smyrna, all of which approved their own referendums Nov. 8. Under what you could call the lottery effect—all our neighbors are doing it, so we should too—pressure grew for years for Georgia to join most states in allowing Sunday alcohol sales, …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Make sure to get your voter registration applications in today.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The deadline to register to vote in Georgia's presidential primary is today, Monday, Feb. 6. Sunday sales for unincorporated Cobb County will also be on the ballot. Sample ballots for Democrats and Republicans, as well as those simply participating in the county's special elections, are attached. Election Day is March 6, and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you don't know which precinct you're zoned for, check your Voter Precinct Card or call 770-528-2581. To Register to Vote, You Must: General Information Six Ways to Register Vote by Mail Advance Voting Satellite Advance Voting, Feb. 27—March 2 Any voter in Cobb can vote at any of the following locations (all locations are open Monday–Friday, Feb. 27-March 2)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Here is what you need to know about casting your ballot in Georgia's presidential primary.
The deadline to register to vote in Georgia's presidential primary is Feb. 6. Sunday sales for unincorporated Cobb will also be on the ballot. Sample ballots for Democrats and Republicans, as well as those simply participating in the county's special elections, are attached. Election Day is March 6, and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you don't know which precinct you're zoned for, check your Voter Precinct Card or call 770-528-2581. To Register to Vote, You Must: General Information Six Ways to Register Vote by Mail Advance Voting Satellite Advance Voting, Feb. 27—March 2 Any voter in Cobb can vote at any of the following locations (all locations are open Monday–Friday, February 27-March 2)