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Charter school amendment is more about ‘how’ than ‘what’

November 30, 2012 | Associated Press | Amendments


Georgians approve charter amendment

Georgians have approved a constitutional amendment that would allow a new state board to issue charters for private operators to run independent public schools.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, more than 2 million voters - or 58 percent - supported the proposal. A total of 1.44 million or 42 percent opposed it.

November 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Amendments


Residents approve alcohol by the drink

Newton County residents spoke loud and clear Tuesday night passing all three alcohol amendments on this year's ballot. Voters approved alcohol by the drink in Newton County with 68.93 percent support, alcohol by the drink on Sundays with 64.25 percent and Sunday packaged sales with 64.79 percent.

What it will do?

November 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Amendments


Charter school debate involves big $$

ATLANTA (AP) - Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Amendments


Ten reasons to vote ‘no’ on the charter school amendment

October 23, 2012 | Associated Press | Amendments


The facts about alcohol by the drink vote

Restaurants can't sell alcohol in unincorporated Newton County, a fact that has irked many residents but been a proud point for those with strong moral convictions on the issue.

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Amendments


Decoding the charter school amendment

With less than a month before elections, the debate over the charter school constitutional amendment is heating up. Pending litigation against several school systems which spoke out against the amendment only adds fuel to the fire.

October 18, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Amendments


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