Monday, April 29, 2013
Angelic Moore is seeking a legislative seat that represents both Buckhead and Historic Brookhaven.
Angelic Moore announced her candidacy for House District 54, currently held by state Rep. Ed Lindsey, on Monday. Lindsey announced April 11 that he is running for the 11th Congressional District. District 54 includes Buckhead and Historic Brookhaven. “This election is crucial to Republicans in Fulton County," Moore said. "If we lose this seat, we will lose our delegation’s majority. If we lose the majority, we lose our opportunity for further reform. Losing is not an option." Moore, who works with former lieutenant governor nominee and state representative Matt Towery as vice president of Insider Advantage/Internet News Agency, is a graduate of Georgia State University, has worked tirelessly as an active Republican for nearly 20 years. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lindsey recently won reelection in November to Georgia's 54th district and will now seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congressional 11th District.
Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), who represents Buckhead's 54th district, announced Thursday that he is seeking Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District of Georgia, the seat which will soon be vacated by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey. In an email, Lindsey stated: "The 11th District is a wonderful and diverse district where over 700,000 of us have chosen to live, work, play, worship, and strive for better opportunities for our families. It stretches from Cartersville in Bartow County, through Cherokee County, to West Cobb County including Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna, and Vinings, and finishes in Buckhead and the new city of Sandy Springs. In many ways, the 11th District is a microcosm of our state’s rich historical past and…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Jokes and jazz every Thursday night at comedian Jerry Farber's Buckhead nightclub located at the Landmark Diner off Roswell Road.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The young entrepreneur owns and manages multiple businesses in Buckhead and was recently honored by the Buckhead Business Association.
Buckhead Patch caught up with Brian Hah, the owner and operator of the Yogurberry located at Terminus. Hah was honored in January at the Buckhead Business Association annual luncheon as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Hah took over the failing frozen yogurt shop in 2008 and made it a "hit" among the Buckhead business community, which is difficult since the yogurt shop is somewhat tucked away in the Terminus. With frozen yogurt shops at every turn, Hah had to be intentional about the experience given to each and every customer he explained. He also couldn't let his fiery passion for the job be extinguished. He credits his tenacious spirit for keeping him going and helping catch the eye of Marcia Jaffe, the association’s vice president of …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Chef Paul Luna of Loca Luna fame is blunt about his message: "I'm Running for Mayor and Kasim Reed Can't Compete."
Chef Paul Luna is not one to mince words or beat around the subject. He has been an outspoken restaurateur and citizen in the City of Atlanta for years now, and recently decided to make the announcement loud and clear that he is running to be Atlanta's next mayor. Creative Loafing described his background like this: The Dominican-born Luna, who was once likened to a Navi tribesman from the movie Avatar by Atlanta magazine's Christiane Lauterbach, has been ruffling feathers here since he first came on the scene in the early '90s to open the upscale Italian restaurant Bice. In 1993, he opened Luna Si, followed by his iconic tapas restaurants Eclipse di Luna in '97 and Loca Luna in '99. The popular Loca Luna restaurant in Midtown was located …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Georgia Secretary of State says the county's elections board is not cooperating with his investigation of the county's management of recent elections and refuses to turn over requested documents.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has subpoenaed five current and former Fulton Registrations and Elections employees in an effort to get answers about the county's botched management of recent elections, including the Nov. 6 presidential election where thousands of Fulton voters (including those in Buckhead) were forced to cast provisional ballots. According to news reports, Kemp said the Fulton County elections department is not cooperating with his efforts to implement changes before the upcoming mayoral elections this year. Kemp has ordered Elections Director Sharon Mitchell, Elections Chief Dwight Brower, Registration Manager Ralph Jones and elections investigator Pamela Coleman to appear at a hearing before the State Election …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves said the departure of Roderick Edmonds presents a chance for a "fresh start" for a department that has its challenges.
Saturday, January 12
Roderick Edmond, Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Registration & Elections, resigned Friday. A press statement said he will leave as soon as a replacement is identified. Chairman John H. Eaves said, “A change in leadership at this time presents an opportunity to make a fresh start as we continue to address challenges in our Registration & Elections department. We will immediately begin working to identify a replacement.” The Fulton County Registration & Elections department has had issues in the past, losing its chief and being attacked for serious problems and delays in handling recent elections.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Despite the abundance of Romney-Paul yard signs found throughout Buckhead, how exactly did Buckhead resident vote once they went to the polls?
It may seem obvious how most Buckhead residents voted in the 2012 Presidential Election as you would have been hard-pressed to find an Obama-Biden sign in their yards, but still there may be a few surprises. In fact, Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle did select Buckhead as the location for his Election Night Watch Party. The Buckhead precincts closest to Midtown, like the Peachtree Hills Recration and Brighton Gardens precincts, were almost split down the middle between votes for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. At Brighton Gardens, 557 votes were cast for Romney, while 560 voters chose Obama. At Peachtree Hills, 837 voted for Romney and 828 picked Obama. However, the rest of Buckhead strongly supported Romney over Obama. Two separate…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Voters in a few states sent both issues skating to the left Tuesday, but was the landmark election a fluke or a sign of federal legislation to come?
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Voters in various states approved same-sex marriage, legalized marijuana for recreational use and more in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in three states—Maine, Maryland and Washington—approved same-sex marriage, joining the lot that already includes Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Meanwhile, though it remains illegal in Minnesota, voters there rejected a constitutional amendment to ban it. Washington and Colorado threw another left-leaning punch by being the first two states to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older. It is unclear how these measures will be handled at the federal level, where it remains illegal. President Obama, who …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Secretary of State says Fulton County was not prepared for Election Day.
Several Buckhead voters, like others in Fulton County, were forced to cast provisional ballots because their names were somehow missing from the county's registration rolls on Election Day. According to an 11Alive news report, the Georgia Secretary of State's office plans to investigate the Fulton Elections Board following numerous voter complaints on Tuesday. Fulton County polling sites faced a slew of problems: outdated voter registration rolls, broken machines and even power outages. One polling location in south Fulton opened late because the polling managers there did not have the correct keys to unlock the voting machines. Valerie Traber, a Buckhead resident, said she updated her address from Athens to Atlanta a couple of days before…