Election day is less than six weeks away and the deadline to register to vote in Georgia's General Election is Oct. 9th. But in at least one part of the state fewer Georgians are getting ready to vote.
Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline. Now, the sales job begins. Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.
A Republican businessman from Oconee County is headed to the legislature to represent State House District 113. Unofficial results show Chuck Williams captured 62 percent of the vote in Tuesday's runoff. His challenger, Democrat Dan Matthews, received just 38 percent. Williams drew strong support in the heavily Republican areas of his home county, and Morgan and Oglethorpe Counties.
Voters in Athens won't have a chance to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol in stores until next year. Athens-Clarke commissioners say they are delaying a referendum on Sunday sales until the presidential primaries next year. The primary date has not been scheduled, but Georgia's usually is held in March.
Momentum is picking-up across the state as more cities and counties prepare to put the question of Sunday alcohol sales to their voters. But many liquor stores owners are at best -- lukewarm -- on the possibility of another day of sales.
Wednesday is the deadline for 12 regions of Georgia to submit transportation wish lists to the state. It represents the first step toward putting the lists before voters. Sometime next year, voters would decide whether to approve a penny sales tax for their region's projects.
Shortening the early voting window in the state is gaining popularity in both chambers of the general assembly. A house bill passed out of a senate committee Tuesday. Many local communities pushed for the measure in order to save money.