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