Tag Archives: Macon

Political Notes – Bad news for Deal on Asian trip

South Korean tire company kills plans to build a manufacturing plant in the Macon area for at least two more years; Cobb EMC board members don’t fare well in elections . . .

Tags: board elections , Cobb EMC , Deal appointments , Kumho Tire Co. , Macon , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Macon lawmakers try again at consolidation

With some changes to the makeup of Macon’s local delegation, lawmakers will try again to reach an agreement on a referendum to consolidate Macon and Bibb County governments . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Bibb County , blue ribbon schools , consolidation , David Lucas , Doug Moore , James Beverly , John Barrow , Lynn Westmoreland , Macon , Miriam Paris , Nikki Randall , Robert Brown

Three legislative seats up for grabs Tuesday

Two legislative vacancies in Macon along with a House seat in the Athens area will be filled in special elections to be held Tuesday . . .

Tags: Georgia House , Macon , Macon mayor's race , special elections , state senate

Political Notes – 3 presidents get a bump in pay

UGA President Michael Adams is one of three university presidents who will get a pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year; qualifying begins for special legislative elections in Macon . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , David Lucas , Macon , michael adams , presidential pay , Robert Brown , special elections , University System

Special elections set next month for two legislative seats

Special elections are set for July 19 to replace state Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and state Rep. David Lucas (D-Macon) . . .

Tags: David Lucas , legislative special elections , Macon , Robert Brown

Political Notes – The jockeying begins in Macon

Qualifying starts for Macon’s municipal elections, and the race for mayor looks like the hottest political show in town . . .

Tags: Jack Ellis , Macon , mayor's race , Rep. David Lucas , reservoirs , Robert Brown , Robert Reichert , Tennessee River

Political Notes – The Macon situation gets a little murkier

The political situation in Macon, which was already very complicated, became a little more complex after state Rep. David Lucas suffered a heart attack over the weekend . . .

Tags: David Lucas , food poisoning , food safety regulations , Macon , Robert Brown , Robert Reichert , special elections

Political Notes – Can gambling save the Halls of Fame?

Sen. Robert Brown would like to see video lottery machines installed to raise more revenues for the sports and music halls of fame in Macon; a reminder of the growing demographic strength of Georgia’s Latino community . . .

Tags: gambling , halls of fame , Latino population , Macon , Robert Brown , video lottery