Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beverage & Banter w/ SC Rep. Jim Clyburn


Subject: Beverage & Banter w/ SC Rep. Jim Clyburn


Dan -
There's no question that 2016 is unlike anything we've seen, and the stakes have never been higher.
Poll after poll shows that Georgia is a battleground state, and you – our Democratic community—are our secret weapon to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this November.
That's why we are thrilled to invite you Beverage and Banter on Monday, June 6th from 6PM to 8PM at Venkman's in Atlanta. Join Special Guest Congressman Jim Clyburn, DPG Chair DuBose Porter, and other political leaders to learn how Georgia will impact the 2016 Presidential Election.
Click here to purchase your tickets or become a sponsor today.
By becoming a sponsor, you'll have access to an exclusive political briefing with South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn, DPG Chair DuBose Porter, and other political leaders.
Your support is critical to this election, so join us on June 6th!
John Buckner
Director of Finance and Compliance


WHO: South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn, DPG Chair DuBose Porter, Georgia political leaders, and YOU!
WHEN: Monday, June 6th at 6PM
WHERE: Venkman's. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Purchase your tickets here
Find a flyer for the event here


 

Paid for by Democratic Party of Georgia http://www.georgiademocrat.org and not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate's committee.
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Please attend Oconee County Democratic Lunch/Caucus at noon on Saturday, June 4

Please attend if you can. Eating is not mandatory. Being a Democratic partisan is.


Subject: Our lunch/Caucus at noon on Saturday, June 4

Dear Committee Members:

Please attend the lunch/caucus at Chops and Hops at noon on Saturday, June 4.  As required by our bylaws, the following ad has been running in the Oconee Enterprise for the requisite 30 days prior to our Caucus to elect Committee members whose term expires in December 2016.

The Democratic Committee of Oconee County will hold a public Caucus to elect new members at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at Chops and Hops, 2 South Main Street, Watkinsville, GA.  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sheriff Berry easily wins reelection over Kevin Hynes

The photo on the story pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this race.


Sheriff Berry easily wins reelection over Kevin Hynes: “The people of Oconee County feel safe,” said Sheriff Scott Berry, who decisively won reelection to his seventh term of office.

Tree-fall accident damages Mars Hill Road yards

Tree-fall accident damages Mars Hill Road yards: Kelly and Rita Huff had come to terms with the ecological changes that the widening of Mars Hill Road was bringing to their well-kept yard.

No anti-incumbent fervor for Athens, northeast Georgia voters

No anti-incumbent fervor for Athens, northeast Georgia voters

Athens man charged with forgery in Watkinsville now faces burglary charge

Athens man charged with forgery in Watkinsville now faces burglary charge

Georgia eyes another ‘SEC primary’ in 2020 | Political Insider blog

Georgia eyes another ‘SEC primary’ in 2020 | Political Insider blog

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oconee County Observations: Incumbents Dominate Oconee County Election Results...

Oconee County Observations: Incumbents Dominate Oconee County Election Results...: BOC Gets 2 Marks Incumbents overwhelmingly defeated challengers in a low turnout election in Oconee County. Sheriff Scott Berry got just ...

Oconee voters return Berry to sheriff's office for final term

In the highest-profile race on their local ballots, Oconee County
voters returned Sheriff Scott Berry to office for a seventh four-year
term Tuesday, choosing him over former Oconee County Reserve Deputy
Kevin “Chappy” Hynes by a decisive margin.


Berry and Hynes ran as Republicans, and there were no Democratic
candidates, so Berry will once again assume the sheriff’s office in
January.


Berry, who said Tuesday night that the term he won handily will be
his last as sheriff, earned 4,448 votes in the contest, for 69.6 percent
of the 6,389 ballots cast in the race.


Hynes captured 1,941 votes, or just over 30 percent of the votes tallied in the contest.


“Seven times, Oconee County has selected me as their sheriff, and I appreciate that,” Berry said Tuesday.


Looking forward to his upcoming term in office, he said he wants to
establish a clear career path for deputies and to take care of at least
some of the department’s equipment needs.


Hynes was clearly humbled by the loss, saying Tuesday night, “I just took a whipping. I just got trounced.”


He went on to say that he was particularly concerned about the low
voter turnout for the contest, and the other contests on Oconee County
ballots Tuesday.


“This country is complacent,” he said.


In comments on his loss to Berry, Hynes said that he hoped his
campaign, in which he called for a “fresh model of leadership” in the
sheriff’s office, helped Berry “see some of the shortcomings in the
sheriff’s office.”


Hynes, an ordained minister and a former Marine with law enforcement
experience who serves as chaplain for a number of organizations, and who
earned the endorsement of comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy, could not
say Tuesday whether another political race would be in his future.


“I love this county. I love law enforcement,” Hynes said.


In other Oconee races Tuesday, voters put Mark Thomas in the Post 1
seat on the county commission in a decisive Republican contest.


Thomas, a construction contractor and manager of Hot’s Barbecue, got
4,306 of the 5,959 votes cast in the race, or almost 72.3 percent of the
total ballots, in turning back a challenge from Penny Mills, a former
Gainesville State College dean who has served on the board of Bread for
Life, a local anti-poverty initiative.


Mills got 1,653 votes in the contest, taking 27.7 percent of the ballots cast.


In the Post 4 commission race, which also featured just two
Republicans, incumbent Mark Saxon, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major,
turned back a challenge from Sarah Bell, a retired education and charity
worker.


Saxon took 4,390 of the 6,061 votes cast in the race, or 72.4 percent
of the ballots, leaving Bell with 1,671 votes, for 27.6 percent of the
ballots tallied in the race.


In the race for coroner, incumbent Republican Ed G. Carson turned
back GOP challenger Dale Rogers, a local funeral director, claiming
4,433 votes, or 73.5 percent of the ballots cast in the contest.


Rogers earned 1,594 ballots in the 6,027-vote race, to claim 26.5 percent of the vote.


And in the lone school board race on the ballot, for chairman of the
Oconee County Board of Education, incumbent Tom Odom, a Republican,
returned to office with 4,444 of the 6,047 votes in that contest, for
73.5 percent of the ballots cast.


In his winning effort, Odom bested fellow Republican Britt James
Beaver, who garnered 1,603 votes in the contest, or 26.5 percent of
ballots.



Oconee voters return Berry to sheriff's office for final term

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The men are still in command in Oconee County

Scott Berry, Mark Thomas, Tom Odom, Mark Saxon, and Coroner Carson won re-election rather handily.

S. R. BERRY (I)
69.62%4,448
K. HYNES
30.38%1,941

P. MILLS
27.74%1,653
M. H. THOMAS
72.26%4,306
5,959
S. V. BELL
27.57%1,671
M. T. SAXON (I)
72.43%4,390
6,061
E. G. CARSON (I)
73.55%4,433
D. ROGERS
26.45%1,594
6,027
B. J. BEAVER
26.51%1,603
T. ODOM (I)
73.49%4,444
   6,047

Elderly woman identified as driver in fatal crash with utility truck in Watkinsville

Novene Landers, 84, of Hillcrest Drive, reportedly drove her car into
the intersection of main Street and Hardin Hill Road at about 4:40 p.m.
when the vehicle was struck in the driver’s side by a Walton EMC bucket
truck.


Landers was pronounced dead at the scene.



Elderly woman identified as driver in fatal crash with utility truck in Watkinsville

Warrant filed against incumbent DA Parks White on eve of Georgia primary

Warrant filed against incumbent DA Parks White on eve of Georgia primary

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Oconee County Observations: Majority Of Funding For Oconee County Sheriff Cand...

Oconee County Observations: Majority Of Funding For Oconee County Sheriff Cand...: Large Amounts Raised More than half of the funding for the campaign of Oconee County Sheriff candidate Kevin “Chappy” Hynes has come from ...