Wednesday, April 24, 2013
County Manager Jerry Cooper will chair Barr's campaign in Cherokee County.
A familiar Cherokee County face has been tapped to help Bob Barr get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Barr's campaign on Monday announced County Manager Jerry Cooper will serve as the campaign chair in Cherokee County. "Jerry is a key leader in Cherokee County, well known as a man of character and integrity, and I am glad to have him as a part of my campaign team," Barr wrote on this website. Cooper said he's looking forward to the new challenge. "I am honored that Bob Barr has placed his confidence in me to be part of his campaign team," he added. A credentialed International City/County Management Association member, Cooper has both a bachelor's and master's degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Republican state senator from Cassville will run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in a bid to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Jacqueline Archer said she's "ready to get to work" and return to elected office.
Former Holly Springs City Councilwoman Jacqueline Archer has declared her candidacy to run for the Cherokee County Commission chairperson. Archer plans to qualify as a Republican and run for the seat. Archer, who said she's ready to "get to work," added she "looks forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of Cherokee County." She noted she appreciates the support and encouragement of residents who are already supporting her. The seat is currently held by incumbent Buzz Ahrens, who has not indicated any plans to run for re-election. Archer was elected to the Holly Springs City Council in 2001 and served for nearly a decade. She's a current member of the Cherokee County Development Authority, the constitutional authority tasked with…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Cherokee's tax commissioner is holding a Tax Day Stinks Shootout in Holly Springs on Monday and the money raised will be used to retire her debt from the 2012 elections.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ed Lindsey is seeking Republican nomination for the U.S. Congressional 11th District, which includes Cherokee County.
Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), who represents the 54th district in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he is seeking Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 11th district stretches from Bartow, Cherokee and the west and northwestern portion of Cobb counties and also includes Buckhead and Sandy Springs. That seat will be soon vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election to. In an email, Lindsey noted the 11th district is a "wonderful and diverse district where over 700,000 of us have chosen to live, work, play, worship, and strive for better opportunities for our families…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Barr has announced his candidacy to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent District 11 Seat, which includes Cherokee County.
Former U.S. Rep Bob Barr wants to return to Congress. Barr, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1995 and 2003, has announced his plans to run for the District 11 seat, which will be vacated by U.S. Rep Phil Gingrey as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barr was the author of the Defense of Marriage Act, whose constitutionality was debated earlier this week in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also ran for the presidency in 2008 on the Libertarian Party ticket and currently practices law in Atlanta. Tell us: how do you feel about Barr's announcement? Keep up with Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch news by subscribing to our newsletters and following us on Twitter and …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified last Tuesday's run-off election, which Scot Turner won with 60 percent of the vote.
The state has officially certified last week's run-off election results in the Georgia House District 21 race. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the results this morning, making Scot Turner the official winner of the race. Turner won the election with 903 votes, or 60 percent over candidate Brian Laurens' 599 votes, or 40 percent. The House district encompasses Holly Springs, portions of BridgeMill, south Canton and parts of southeast Cherokee. Turner said he will be officially sworn into office at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Both Laurens and Turner were the top two vote-getters during the Jan. 8 special election, but neither candidate earned the 50 percent plus one majority needed to achieve victory. The House seat was vacated by …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
All results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State's Office
With just over 1,500 tallied in House District 21 runoff election, Scot Turner is leading Brian Laurens with 903 votes, or 60.12 percent. The two men were the top two vote-getters during the Jan. 8 special election, though neither earned the 50 percent plus one majority needed to achieve victory. The seat was vacated by Sean Jerguson, who was defeated in his attempt to move to the State Senate by Brandon Beach during the Jan. 8 election.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The organization Brian Laurens claims to have received endorsement from has denied backing him, or any candidate.
Brian Laurens, the candidate for the House District 21 special election who earlier this year was accused of trying to use political connections to get out of a traffic ticket, is in hot water again. The latest allegations against the political consultant show that Laurens has been mailing out campaign literature which claims he has been endorsed by Georgia Conservatives in Action (GCIA). However, GCIA denies endorsing Laurens, and, according to Georgia Pundit's Todd Rehm, have a "history of not endorsing as an organization." Mike Hassinger of Peach Pundit got in touch with GCIA co-founder Pat Tippett, who said, "We did not endorse [Laurens]. He sent that out on his own." GCIA has asked Laurens to retract his claim.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The two candidates in the Feb. 5 run off for the Georgia House District 21 seat faced off in a debate Tuesday night sponsored by the Cherokee County Republican Party.
A proposed new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, ethics reform and term limits were on the minds of the two candidates who will be on the Feb. 5 run-off ballot to fill the Georgia House District 21 seat. Candidates Brian Laurens and Scot Turner participated in a debate sponsored by the Cherokee County Republican Party Tuesday night in downtown Holly Springs. Both Republican candidates spent a little more than an hour responding to questions asked by representatives from Cherokee's local media outlets and members of the Republican Party. The candidates touched on topics such as education funding, school choice, the Second Amendment, term limits and a proposal to use hotel-motel tax collected by the city of Atlanta to help fund a new …