Tag Archives: Bill Byrne

On the campaign trail – Amid all the bailouts, Gingrey actually adds a staffer

Rep. Phil Gingrey, who’s had problems keeping staffers on the payroll, hires a new campaign manager . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , Bubba McDonald , Cobb County Commission , Doug Everett , Josh McKoon , karen handel , Phil Gingrey , PSC races , Senate race

On the campaign trail: T-SPLOST animosity fails to sink Lee

Tim Lee, a T-SPLOST supporter in a county that hated the T-SPLOST, nevertheless wins another term as Cobb County Commission chairman . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , Clayton County sheriff , David Lucas , Kem Kimbrough , Miriam Paris , T-SPLOST , Tim Lee , Victor Hill

On the campaign trail: Congressional runoffs are in the spotlight on Tuesday

The headliner for Tuesday’s runoff elections is the Republican battle between Martha Zoller and state Rep. Doug Collins in the 9th Congressional District . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , 9th Congressional District , Alan Abramowitz , Bill Byrne , Cobb County Commission , Doug Collins , legislative runoffs , Martha Zoller , Paul Ryan , Tim Lee

Political Notes — UGA moving to a whiter, less-diverse student body

The number (and percentage) of non-caucasian freshmen students at the University of Georgia drops significantly this year . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , black students , Board of Regents , Cobb County , Colleen Kiernan , Georgia Regents University , Jekyll Island , Jon Burns , Latino students , Mark Hamilton , new city , Sierra Club , T-SPLOST , university of georgia

On the campaign trail: T-SPLOST does strange things to politicians’ minds

The T-SPLOST issue seems to have had a weird effect on the attitudes and statements of Georgia politicians . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , Bill Simon , Casey Cagle , Chip Rogers , Cobb County Commission , Martha Zoller , Nathan Deal , T-SPLOST , Tim Lee

On the campaign trail: Agenda 21 is all the rage this year

Agenda 21, a United Nations land use planning guideline, becomes a central issue in some election campaigns in Georgia . . .

Tags: Agenda 21 , ARC , Bill Byrne , homophobia , Martha Zoller , Pat Gardner , rashad taylor , T-SPLOST , Tim Lee