Friday, September 22, 2017
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/22/2017 11:18:00 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Oconee County Observations: Democratic Party Resurgent In Oconee County, With ...: **Two Republican Groups** The Democratic Party in Oconee County is experiencing a resurgence, with a candidate running in each of the Nov....
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/19/2017 07:45:00 AM
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Oconee County Observations: Six Qualify For Special Election On Nov. 7 For Hou...: **2 Democrats, 4 Republicans** Georgia House District 117, made up of parts of Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties, will continue ...
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/16/2017 09:03:00 AM
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Oconee County Observations: On First Day of Qualifying, Four Candidates File P...: **Two Democrats, Two Republicans** Three candidates qualified today (Wednesday) to run in the Georgia House District 119 Special Election ...
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/14/2017 06:57:00 AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
North Oconee High School teacher Kirk Shook invited me specifically and was very busy organizing a very well run show out at the school in Bogart. No one asked my political affiliation, and I saw one Make America Great Again shirt (I say it is already great) and one Kemp for Governor shirt.
There was one girl wearing a traditional Muslim head wear and no one shouted any profanities or raised an eyebrow to my point of view. I wore my Come Home America shirt from the George S. McGovern school from Dakota Wesleyan.
There were people of color and at least several candidates and elected officials besides myself. Again nothing but kudos for Mr. Shook and Oconee County Republican Committee chair Tammy Gilland and all the students at North Oconee High School for remembering to do this. I am not sure if all the flags were paid for or not, but I do know that several people on the Oconee County Democratic Committee were willing to contribute to his efforts.
Commissioner Saxon and State House candidate Deborah Gonzalez were there with a few other candidates including Josh McCall.
People came together to for a cause like we did 16 years ago. Forgive me for my initial reluctance and suspicions of unwarranted bigotry.
I look forward to working with all concerned people in Oconee County trying to make our high schools a better place, regardless of religious, political, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Oconee County Observations: Volunteers Take Little Time To Plant 2,977 Flags A...: **Student Organized** It took the roughly 100 people assembled for the 9/11 Memorial Event less than a half hour Sunday evening to plant t...
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/11/2017 04:37:00 PM