Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Williams, Mattison and Gebbia also win. Replay Patch's live election day blog.
J. Max Davis became the new city of Brookhaven's first mayor in history on Tuesday night. Davis defeated Sandy Murray in the mayoral runoff, 66 percent to 34 percent, in a race in which Patch projected the winner at 8:09 pm. In Brookhaven's three city council runoffs, Rebecca Chase Williams won the District 1 seat, defeating Kevin Fitzpatrick 66 percent to 34 percent. In District 3, Bates Mattison defeated Kevin Quirk by the evening's smallest margin, 53 percent to 47 percent. And in District 4, Joe Gebbia soundly defeated Karen Lord to win the seat, 81 percent to 19 percent. They join District 2's Jim Eyre to complete Brookhaven's city council. Patch featured a live blog from 7 am on Tuesday morning, until the final election results …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Nathan Deal signed HB 636 at 2 p.m. Monday.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 636 - the controversial legislation to create a charter for a city of Brookhaven. The signing was anticipated by supporters who gathered at the Capitol, but it also was met with a petition by detractors asking for a one-year delay. The bill's signing, which occured at 2 p.m. in Deal's office, allows the more than 48,000 residents within the proposed boundary to vote on a referendum on July 31. If the referendum passes, election of the city council of the city would occur in the general election. "I'm obviously pleased that the Governor has taken the last step that is necessary in [the State Legislature] in Brookhaven's path to cityhood. Now it's time for the people to decide," said State Rep. …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Proposed city will be named Brookhaven not Ashford
Monday, March 5, 2012
Rep. Mike Jacobs is working to get the proposed new city in DeKalb County to be called Brookhaven
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Chambliss came to Capital City Golf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 11
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, (R-GA) spoke for more than a half hour to Brookhaven Rotarians about his views on this year's presidential primary, national defense, social security and the military. We identified four key topics Chambliss addressed. See what he said below: 2012 Political Campaign On Rick Santorum: Rick has been a fourth-tiered candidate until Iowa, eventhough he’s a great guy and has a great message. On Ron Paul: No one anticipated that Ron Paul was going to do as well as he did. I think that the fact that he did as well as he did is an exhibition of kind of like the Occupy Wall Street crowd. You may not necessarily agre with them, but you can't help but empathize with the feelings that they have with the direction that …