Monday, November 12, 2012
The school's student body voted in a mock Presidential election.
Monday, November 12, 2012
By the 4th grade TRES EXPRESS staff On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Timothy Elementary School, all the kids got to vote! That’s right, even the pre-K and kindergarten students voted. Everyone had a voter registration card, and checked in with some 5th grade poll volunteers, and then went into the computer lab to cast their ballot. On the left side of the computer screen was a photo of Obama, and a small photo of Biden, and on the right side of the computer screen was a photo of Romney, and a small photo of Ryan. All you had to do was click the mouse on the candidate of your choice. The next morning, on TRTV (Timothy Road Television) Mrs. Hardeman announced the results of our election. 511 of Timothy’s students voted. Some decided…
Monday, October 22, 2012
With the Boys and Girls Club gone, people in Precinct 4A will vote in the multimodal center.
When the polls open on Nov. 6, six poll workers will be ready to greet voters at Precinct 4A, a small room at the Athens Multimodal Transit Center. “They are ready to serve and are passionate about the jobs they do,” said Sandra Holt, manager of Precinct 4A. Holt was born in Athens, still lives here 58 years later, and works full time as an office assistant for AT&T. The mainstays of the team are five African-American women, all over 50 and all new to Precinct 4A, though they bring experience from other polling places. For Holt, working the polls on election day is a family tradition. Her mother, Rosa Ellis, is an 82-year-old retired poultry worker who has worked at voter certification tables for 15 years and collected cards for the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Is this proof we're ready for the presidential election to just be over?
We're one debate short of the end. These spoofs on radio and the Internet seemed to be proof that we're about ready for the whole thing to be over. So if you were stressed about the direction of the debate, take some time out to click on these links - they're good for more than a laugh or two. Lightened the whole election for me. I think I may make it through to November after all. Enjoy! A few minutes from Thursday's Debate courtesy of Badlipreading.com - hillarious! A few minutes from Thursday's Debate courtesy of the Bert Show And a few minutes from Thursday's Debate Songified courtesy of the Bert Show
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Republican candidate confounds a few votes at a recent debate by not mentioning his Libertarian roots.
Spencer Frye is a Democrat and he doesn’t mind saying so. But during a recent debate at East Friendship Baptist Church, Carter Kessler had a harder time with labels. Kessler is running as a Republican, but “If the choice is if you are a Libertarian, totalitarian, anarchist, I am going to take Libertarian over the authoritarian,” said Kessler. In 2009, Kessler started the Young Americans for Liberty chapter on the University of Georgia campus. During this year’s primaries, the group backed Ron Paul. Despite his Libertarian roots, Kessler appears as a Republican on the Athens-Clarke County ballot running for the general assembly in the 118th district, against Frye. Why not run as Libertarian? That was Raven Covington’s question. She…
The information in this story comes from the ACC Police Department. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.
An Athens man's presidential campaign sign was reported stolen Monday, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. The man told police that his sign was taken over the weekend from his residence on Pinecrest Drive. The candidate promoted on the sign was not mentioned in the report. On Oct. 11, an unknown person stole Carter Kessler's campaign car magnets while a group of campaigners solicited in the area of Lakeland Drive and Lakeland Place. No suspects were named. Numerous people in Five Points have said their signs have been stolen. An earlier version of this story has been corrected.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Most people made up their minds long ago, says one voter.
Although some claim that early voting is a bad idea because it shortens campaigns, early voters who braved the rainy weather in Athens Monday morning argued that it increases voter turnout. They were unimpressed by arguments to the contrary. Early voting began Monday at 8 a.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections office on Washington Street. Steady rainfall dampened banners announcing the start of the election, but not the spirits of numerous Clarke County residents, primarily elderly people, who lined up on the sidewalk. “You already have your mind made up. Why don’t you just go ahead and cast your vote?” Terry Turner asked rhetorically. The retired schoolteacher made it clear that no amount of campaigning would make him …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Polls open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Tuesday for the special election replace former Rep. Hank Huckaby.
Nearly 1,000 early votes and mail-in absentee ballots were already in hand Monday morning as election boards in Oconee, Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe and Morgan counties planned for the polls to open Tuesday. Voters in House District 113 will have a chance to cast their ballot in a special election tomorrow to fill the unexpired term of Hank Huckaby, who resigned earlier this year. Candidates in the special election include Republicans Alan Alexander, Sarah Bell and Chuck Williams, as well as Democrat Dan Matthews. All of Oconee, Southern Clarke, and portions of Oglethorpe and Morgan counties make up House District 113. Oconee County, which has 13 voter precincts involved in the election, has had 751 early voters and about 10 mail-in ballots, …