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CIDs Violate The Georgia Constitution

PV, Friday, March 30th, 2012

Rumors have it that State Rep Earl Ehrhart may be under the mistaken impression that it is the Georgia State Legislature that has authority over how Community Improvement Districts (“CIDs”) spend tax dollars. PV Offers Exhibit A: In today’s Marietta Daily Journal article detailing the money spent by the Cumberland CID and the Town Center […]

City of Kennesaw Elections-Part 2

PV, Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Mark Mathews is the current mayor of Kennesaw, and is running for reelection this Tuesday, November 8th. First elected as mayor in 2007, he started his term in January 2008. According to his reelection Website, he states the following as part of his business resume: “1989-2009: Mathews Carpet Company – a company started by his […]

City of Kennesaw Elections-Part 1

PV, Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Last week, we issued a Poll to the Vine readership consisting of this one question: ” If a person running for public office has a bankruptcy of any type in their background, should it be disclosed?” Out of 142 votes cast, 111 voted “Yes, it should be disclosed” and 32 voted “No, I don’t care […]

HD 43: Lamutt’s Troubles Deepening

politicalvine, Friday, September 16th, 2011

Rumors have it that a robo-call phone poll was conducted on September 15, 2011 that resulted in 356 voters responding to questions regarding how they felt about the upcoming September 20 Special Election….and Legend-in-His-Own-Mind Candidate Robert Lamutt is not in first place. The poll was conducted by Insider Advantage/Rosetta Stone Communications and results are due […]

Georgia House District 43: Lamutt, Liens & Laurens

politicalvine, Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Rumors have it that one of the candidates in the upcoming Special Election for HD 43 has a wee bit of a problem he needs some help on: According to the Cobb County Superior Court Clerk’s records, Robert Lamutt has a current outstanding lien balance owed to the Georgia Department of Labor of $2,563.12…and, his […]

Looking for News & Analysis about Cobb County?

PV, Monday, July 18th, 2011

Lots of activity in the politics and government of Cobb County, Georgia, and PV hopes to be able to engage where we see a need for our input. In the meantime, we encourage you to checkout Cobb County freelance writer Craig Kootsillas‘ reporter’s notebook, which focuses on news and analysis of political happenings for the […]


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