Category: Local Politics

Mary Norwood for Mayor (of Buckhead)

There is increasing chatter about Mary Norwood becoming the next president of the Buckhead Coalition. Along with that job comes the unofficial mayorship of Buckhead. Norwood is clearly getting feedback about her replacing founding president Sam Massell. Luckily for her, there’s few people who would be more qualified than Norwood. Her decades of civic service

Local Control? Or, To the People…

This week’s Courier Herald column: Much of what is done and not done in government has a common root or theme.  It’s difficult to educate the public and keep a couple hundred citizen legislators on message on every technical matter considered for law or policy.  Slogans are easier to remember than white papers. One of

Party Switching in Gwinnett

Hey guys–remember party switching? It’s back! In Republican-to-Democrat form! Former Snellville City Councilman Roger Marmol told The Gwinnett Daily Post he was becoming a Democrat partly because of President Trump and how Republicans have treated minorities. In a statement to the GDP he said: “Most have embraced an agenda and policies that are more about

College Park Election Marks a Milestone

College Park, Georgia was incorporated as a city in 1891.  One hundred and twenty nine years later it will swear in the first woman and first minority mayor in its entire history.  Bianca Motley Broom was elected overwhelmingly in the municipal run-off election last night.   Beating out longtime incumbent Mayor Jack Longino.  Longino faced a

Chattooga Democratic Sheriff Leaves Party

All On Georgia Chattooga posted earlier today on Facebook that Chattooga County Democratic Sheriff Mark Schrader tendered his resignation to the Chattooga County Democratic Party this week. This comes on the heels of Chattooga County Magistrate Court Judge Tracy Maddux announcing that he would not run for reelection as a Democrat. According to All On