Showing posts from May 22, 2011

Lee Becker's video of the Republican debate

Oconee County Observations: Three Republican Candidates for House District 113...

Oconee County Observations: Three Republican Candidates for House District 113...: "Democrat Needs to Best Non-Campaign All three Republican candidates running in the special election on June 21 for the open House District ..."

Oconee woman turns 90 ||

Oconee Natural Healthcare


UGA ag school plans layoffs, land sale in Oconee ||

Ex Falcons cheerleader, others linked to statewide car theft ring | The Augusta Chronicle

Phone banking opportunities

Help Dan Matthews' campaign to become the next State Representative this weekend And would you like to join us in Athens tomorrow, Saturday, to do some phone calling en masse? We have a great time making calls together. It's really motivating, and we get a lot done. Bring a charged-up cell phone and a pen. We really need you! Walker's Coffee and Pub, downtown Athens College St just north of Broad (almost next to Starbucks) Saturday 2-4 And another chance this weekend: Jittery Joe's, downtown Watkinsville
this Sunday 3-5 SPREAD THE WORD! Patsy

Pictures from Winterville Marigold Festival

I really enjoyed campaigning in Winterville at the Marigold Festival last weekend. This was really the first event of my fledging campaign for the House District 113 Special Election (EARLY VOTING BEGINS WEDNESDAY), and I owe this opportunity to Mark Farmer, city council for Winterville who hooked me up with the right folks for the Marigold Festival organizers.

The organizers were extremely competent and welcoming, making every one I met feel like they were right at home.

I finally met Alan Alexander face to face and a couple of children and returned some signs he had given me before my getting in the race. He drove around in a red convertible while I was walking it with my son. I have talked to him on the telephone many times at work, and he has a deep recognizable voice.

It was amazing seeing all the people gathered on the square and fun to meet the people in the parade. That was without a doubt the quickest mile I have ever walked. It was over before it began as far as it seemed af…

Storm debris and what to do about it - from the City of Watkinsville

The high winds due to the storm Thursday night fortunately did not create any high degree of serious damage; however a good part of the City is covered in leaf and debris.Please, when placing such debris next to the curb for pickup, ensure that leaves and limbs are in separate piles.Doing so will expedite the Street Department’s endeavors in getting the City back to pre-storm condition.
We ask for your patience, as we did three years ago after a heavy snowfall created a tremendous amount of debris for our Street Department to pick up, for there is a very good chance we will be running behind schedule in gathering chipping and hauling away all the limbs and other material left from last night’s storm.

Driver charged in collision with cyclist ||

Campaign message and donation request

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in my candidacy for the special election being held in House District 113 in Georgia.  We will be voting on June 21st, and whether or not you live in the district, there are may ways you can help me stand up for the priorities of our rapidly growing region.

I promise to use this campaign to get to know voters on both sides of the aisle in the 113th.

We all have many issues in common, and I intend to focus on those:  education, preserving the beauty
and heritage of our region, (which includes agriculture, especially small farmers) and jobs. 

Government should be fair, but often isn't.  I can't promise to create fairness in an unfair world, but promise that I'll never sit by and watch legislation that doesn't make sense for the people of our district go unchallenged.

With almost everyone I know feeling the pinch of the current economic climate, it is difficult for me to ask for as significant a contribution as you can spare, but I…

House candidate once punched a guy in search for daughter’s abuser

Farmers tie labor shortage to state's new immigration law, ask for help  |

Candidate defends actions in assault case ||

Congressman Rob Woodall "Because it's free"


Forecast: Georgia economy growing slowly ||

Playing: DM 30.mp3 - picosong

This is my first radio commercial and I greatly appreciate any contributions to help it continue to be broadcast on the radio in Northeast Georgia's 113th House race. The election is less than a month away, and I can definitely put your contribution to work right away.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
Playing: DM 30.mp3 - picosong

Oconee deputies foil two home invasions ||

Group still seeks fixes for Ga. 316 ||

Oconee County's retirees option in shortfall ||

Tomorrow: Virtual Town Hall on Facebook

Dr. Paul Broun, Jr. has decided to have a virtual Town Hall meeting on Facebook tomorrow from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. These photos are from his most recent real Town Hall at the VFW Hall in Athens last week.

I ask him a question about who is going to pick the fruits and vegetables, and his wife suggested that the 10% unemployed in Georgia would be happy to do so. He said they need to go work at the Dairy Farm in Putnam County. I had tried to get on his twitter town hall earlier that afternoon, but was not too successful. Dr. Broun did answer my question, just perhaps not that succinctly for my tastes.

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews

Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 18:13:28 -0400
Subject: Tomorrow: Virtual Town Hall on Facebook

A Message from Congressman Paul BrounTomorrow - Virtual Town Hall on Facebook
I enjoyed hearing from many of you during last week's town halls in Athens and on Twitter. To open another opportunity for you to make your voice he…

Music hall to close; exhibits coming to Athens ||

Norfolk-Southern: If voters approve, we’re ready to negotiate Macon-Atlanta passenger rail | Political Insider

Georgia Music Hall of Fame to close June 12 - Breaking News -

Georgia Music Hall of Fame to close | Political Insider

Watkinsville, GA - Watkinsville Reviews and Photos - Best of the Road by Rand McNally and USA TODAY

AmericanStyle Magazine | Top 25 Arts Destinations: Small Cities

Former Gov. Barnes treated for prostate cancer  |

Adams names Toney as new assistant ||

Peanut Politics: Will GA Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) be a target in 2012?

Chamber rankings: Leaders see drop in scores ||

Broun: Athens is anti-business | OnlineAthens Blogs

Jefferson redistricting OK’d in split vote ||

Democrats to meet Thursday evening ||

Winterville Marigold Festival 2011 | Spotted® at

Hispanic GOP group urges Porsche to build HQ outside Georgia  |

First Georgia Banking closed by FDIC

The day T. Boone Pickens met the Georgia tea party

Nathan Deal vetoes effort to revive ban on anonymous campaign speech

Georgia Politicians Given Upgrades By Delta


North Georgia Softball Outlasts Lenoir-Rhyne To Advance To The Women's College World Series |

Congrats to my neighbor Kasey Knight and all the Oconee connected softball players North Georgia Softball Outlasts Lenoir-Rhyne To Advance To The Women's College World Series |