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 county 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, including Smyrna, were excluded from the countywide referendum despite paying taxes, electing officials and receiving services from the county and voting on …
Friday, March 16, 2012
In the March 6 primary only those in unincorporated Cobb County voted on a Sunday alcohol referendum.
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 …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
We'll have quick updates from all five Cobb municipal elections in one convenient place.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Stick with our CoverItLive blog tonight to get the latest from the municipal elections in Acworth, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Smyrna and Austell in one place, then click on the links below to get in-depth coverage from each city:
Cobb County citizens will get to vote on whether to allow package sales of alcohol on Sundays.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is meeting at 9 a.m. in the boardroom at 100 Cherokee St. off Marietta Square. The top item on the agenda is a proposal to let Cobb County citizens vote in March on whether to allow package alcohol sales on Sundays. We're using CoverItLive to, well, cover it live; jump in and join the conversation. Commission Chairman Tim Lee presented a measure to the board to approve a resolution on Sunday sales, and no one else commented before the board voted unanimously in favor, 4-0. Lee's comments indicated that he sounded out his fellow commissioners about the proposal before bringing it before the public and knew they would agree. By holding the Sunday-sales vote at the same time as the presidential primary, …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Here are the top stories from around the region for Thursday, July 7.
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