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Senator Tolleson: Report from the State Capitol

Senator Tolleson: Report from the State Capitol

 

In week two of the legislative session, the Senate did not convene, instead it was a week dedicated to budget hearings and getting out around the community.  As always, I am dedicated to my responsibilities at the Capitol, but it’s the time I spend listening to my constituents that I enjoy the most.

Thursday, I was happy to welcome nurses from District 20 to celebrate “Nurses Day at the Capitol”.  More than 1,000 nurses from across the state met and developed legislative ideas to make their jobs more effective and less restricted by government regulations.  I had the pleasure of meeting with several nurses that expressed concerns, ideas and praises for the legislature.  These men and women have dedicated their lives to taking care of others and I remain committed to protecting their rights to access the proper tools, incentives and technology to perform their job to its full potential. 

Rep. Pruett Recognizes Veterans

Rep. Pruett Recognizes Veterans

 Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the Armistice between Germany and the Allied Nations in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. In 1954, at the urging of veterans organizations, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day. Veterans Day falls on the 11th of November each year

State. Rep. Jimmy Pruett, R-144 and recently elected to serve 149 in 2013, said, "We take this time to honor all American veterans - both living and dead - for their time, efforts and sacrifices they made to keep our country free."

The holiday, this year,  fell  on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday.

"We just had a very important election,  and it is because of the stand that our veterans took and do take for our country that we were able to go to the polls, that we are able to go to the churches of our choice and pursue educational opportunities," Rep. Pruett said.

Tri-County Area Votes Majority for Romney

Tri-County Area Votes Majority for Romney

Mitt Romney received 67 percent of Dodge County's vote, 73 percent of Bleckley County's and 66 percent of Pulaski County's vote.

Barack Obama receive 32 percent of Dodge County's vote, 26 percent of Bleckley County's and 33 percent of Pulaski County.

Gary Johnson received one percent of each of the three counties votes. 

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

See full election results on 13WMAZ.com

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber Addresses Community Need

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber Addresses Community Need

On Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8 a.m. in the Chamber Hall, the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government will host a community meeting designed to unite all Dodge County governing body members and their executive managers for a proactive discussion on the economic process in Dodge County.  Members of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce will be joined by members of the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority, City of Eastman, Heart of Georgia Regional Airport Authority, Dodge County Board of Commissioners, and Superintendent of Board of Education.

Pulaski County Election Results

Pulaski County Election Results

Pulaski County Commissioner Sole Commissioner
Butch Hall has 63 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting.


 

Bleckley Sheriff's Election Results

Bleckley Sheriff's Election Results

Bleckley County Sheriff's Race Results:

Harold Lancaster has 70% of the vote, with 99% of precincts reporting.

Lynn Sheffield Takes Dodge County Sheriff Seat

Lynn Sheffield Takes Dodge County Sheriff Seat

Dodge County Election Results:
 

Lynn Sheffield won 53 percent of the vote for Dodge County Sheriff.
Dodge Co. Commissioner at Large Seat: Dan McCranie won 55% of the vote.
Comission District 2: Incumbent William Howell won 52% of the vote.
Commission District 4:  Tie between Karen Cheek and Joe Chapman