Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The new members will be sworn in at 1 pm on Wednesday.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced six new DeKalb school board members on Wednesday morning: Deal announced that the new school board members will be sworn into office at 1 pm on Wednesday afternoon at the DeKalb Board of Education offices. “I have reminded these individuals that we were brought to these circumstances because of issues of governance,” Deal said. “I have implored they work together cooperatively. I’ve also reminded them that we have a new school superintendent and I have every confidence that he will lead the school system forward.” Deal said he examined whether to reinstate any of the six suspended board members, but decided “it would be best to enter into this new process with a clean slate.” Deal also said Interim School …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The announcement is set for 11 am on Wednesday.
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to announce replacements for six suspended DeKalb school board members on Wednesday. A panel appointed by the governor has spent the last several days vetting the candidates. The panel also met with Deal Tuesday morning to discuss their findings and recommendations. “I am overwhelmed by the extraordinary group of people in DeKalb County who stepped forward to try to help their community,” Deal said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “I greatly appreciate the nominating panel’s hard work and the difficult choices the members faced when narrowing down a field with so many excellent candidates. These individuals have worked with the best interests of DeKalb’s children in mind, and I’m proud of the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Take our Patch poll and tell us if you think Gov. Deal's suspension of six DeKalb school board members was racially motivated.
The NAACP is claiming that Gov. Nathan Deal's decision last week to suspend six DeKalb school board members was racist. The organization held a press conference last week, according to 11Alive, in which NAACP leaders and other state officials accused the governor of conspiring to remove elected black political leaders and deprive African American voters of their rights. Five of the six suspended school board members are black: Eugene Walker, Sarah Copelin-Wood, Pamela Speaks, Jay Cunningham and Donna Edler. Nancy Jester is the only white board member who was suspended. The state board of education recommended to Deal that he suspend those six board members and leave three other, newly elected, board members in office. Patch wants to know…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The bill is still under review in the House of Representative's Clerk's Office.
Just days after HB 1006 passed the General Assembly, Gov. Nathan Deal quickly put pin to paper and signed the measure - giving Dresden East residents the opportunity to decide whether they will annex with Chamblee in a referendum this November. No such luck with HB 636. State Rep. Mike Jacobs, (R-80), the sponsor of the bill to create a charter for a new city of Brookhaven said in a phone interview Thursday, that the bill had not yet been processed from the House Clerk's office to the Governor's Office. Jacobs said there are some factors that determine how quickly a bill is processed. HB 1006, for example, was local legislation where there was little, if any opposition from the local delegation. HB 636 was introduced as state-wide …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Patch wants to know what you think!
“The legislative process has run its course. It has been a tough road, but I am glad that the citizens will have the right to choose their form of local government. That is what HB 636 is all about." - Rep. Mike Jacobs, following the passage of House Bill 636. Last week, House Bill 636, the measure to create a charter for a new city of Brookhaven passed the General Assembly on Day 40 of the state legislature and now is awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal's signature. There has been no official word from Deal's office on whether he will sign the bill or when. In the interim, chime in. Do you think Gov. Deal will sign the bill into law? Tell us here, then join the conversation on Facebook.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Reaction comes in, as the legislation is now in the hands of Gov. Nathan Deal.
So now what? Passed in (literally) the final hours of the 2011-12 Georgia General Assembly session, the Brookhaven cityhood bill now rests on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal. Deal can either sign the bill, veto it, or simply take no action on it whatsoever. If he signs the bill, the issue of Brookhaven incorporation will be put to voters on July 31. “The legislative process has run its course," said state Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Atlanta, the bill's primary sponsor. "It has been a tough road, but I am glad that the citizens will have the right to choose their form of local government. That is what HB 636 is all about.” Ashford Neighbors, a group of Brookhaven and unincorporated DeKalb County residents, has created a petition asking Deal for a …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Read Patch's live coverage of Nathan Deal's State of the State speech Tuesday night.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Republican presidential candidate will come to the PDK Airport restaurant Oct. 2 to promote "This Is Herman Cain."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will kick off a national book tour at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant near DeKalb-Peachtree Aiport early next month. The Atlanta native will begin promoting This Is Herman Cain, his campaign autobiography, at the restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Rd., on Oct. 2, 5pm - 8pm. Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to host the event, and state Sen. Fran Millar, District 40, is listed as a "presenting sponsor." The event will include a limited number of bi-plane rides, music and food. Organizers are also seeking event sponsors. See the attached PDF for more information.