Category: Local Politics

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

Ringgold is Wrong to Target Sex Offenders in New ‘Homelessness Ordinance”

The City of Ringgold in northwest Georgia has enacted an emergency ordinance to address sex offenders living under a bridge in the community. The council adopted an “urban camping” ordinance Monday night which, according to The Times Free Press, bans “tents, “other temporary structures,” clothes, sleeping bags, cookware or luggage from public property.” The ordinance

MARTA Board Approves Gwinnett Contract

The MARTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the contract with Gwinnett County. The historic contract would allow MARTA to take over and expand existing public transportation–including the likelihood of heavy rail coming into Gwinnett. From WSB-TV: The development plan recommends building a rail line from the existing Doraville MARTA station to a new hub in