Tuesday, April 2, 2013
He was cited for devoting innumerable hours of time and energy to the betterment of the community.
Kennesaw Councilmember Bill Thrash was recognized and commended on his outstanding accomplishments as a public servant in a House of Representatives Resolution presented by State Representative Ed Setzler during the April 1 meeting of the Kennesaw City Council. Thrash’s distinguished record of service includes serving a Mayor Pro Tem, past president of the Cobb Municipal Association, and president of the 3rd district’s West Region of the Georgia Municipal Association. He was cited for devoting innumerable hours of time and energy to the betterment of the community, particularly in the area of encouraging teen and family initiatives and supporting the Police Department’s efforts to earn accreditation for the Commission on Accreditation for …
Friday, June 29, 2012
"If TSPLOST doesn't pass, it would be the worst thing ever happened to Atlanta," said Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell.
David Connell, CEO and President of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, strongly endorsed the regional transportation penny sales tax referendum Thursday at the Acworth Business Association (ABA) Monthly Luncheon at NorthStar Church. Connell spoke to an audience of about 100 people, which included State Rep. Ed Setzler, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews and local business leaders. He discussed Cobb's business strategies that are aimed at creating more jobs and boosting the county's competitiveness. "These are not strategies to use public funding for chamber marketing," he said. "The purpose is to benefit the prosperity of Cobb County, and not the Cobb Chamber.” When asked about his take on the TSPLOST, Connell urged local business leaders to vote in …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Cobb County commissioners meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a work session and at 7 p.m. for the regular board meeting.
The state House of Representatives voted a week ago to accept new district lines for Cobb County. But the issue is on the commissioners agenda Tuesday night. Commissioner Woody Thompson is upset because Mableton, which was in his district, will now be split into two different districts—his and Commissioner Bob Ott's, which stretches from East Cobb to Smyrna. Thompson was joined by Commissioner JoAnne Birrell at the last meeting, Feb. 14, in adding a new map to the agenda at the last minute. The new map would keep all of Mableton in Thompson's district. Birrell told the Marietta Daily Journal that revisions could be made to the map before it is voted on by the state Senate. Chairman Tim Lee and Commissioner Helen Goreham said at the Feb. …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The measure must now go before the Senate for a vote.
In its second go-around this month, charter school legislation passed in the state House of Representatives today by a vote of 123-48. If the measure also passes in the Senate, it will allow Georgians to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to restore the state's power to approve charter schools. In May, a Supreme Court of Georgia ruling essentially dissolved the Georgia Charter School Commission, placing sole authority of the creation of charter schools in the hands of local school boards. Rep. Ed Setzler, who represents portions of Kennesaw and Acworth, said he supported House Resolution 1162 during a town-hall meeting Tuesday night. "What we're working on is creating a structure where the funding follows the children, not the …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Georgia House Rep. Ed Setzler held a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Acworth City Hall.
As representative of the 35th district, Ed Setzler represents the communities of Acworth and Kennesaw in the Georgia House. Setzler will hold future town halls at the following times and locations:
Community members are invited to attend tonight's town hall meeting held by Georgia House Rep. Ed Setzler.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Community members are invited to attend a town hall meeting tonight with State Rep. Ed Setzler (R), who represents portions of Kennesaw and Acworth in the 35th District of the Georgia House. The meeting will be a casual, informative discussion of the issues in the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly. In addition to answering questions, topics will include transportation, education, and criminal justice reform in Georgia. If you can't attend in-person, follow along online as Patch live-blogs tonight's meeting. What: Town Hall with Rep. Ed Setzler When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Where: Acworth City Hall, 4415 Senator Russell Ave., Acworth. Setzler will hold future town halls at the following times and locations:
Monday, January 30, 2012
The meeting will take place at Summit Baptist Church in Acworth at 7 p.m.
Monday, January 30, 2012
State Rep. Ed Setzler (R), who represents portions of Kennesaw and Acworth in the 35th District of the Georgia House, held a town hall meeting Monday night. Click the play button above to watch a replay of our live blog. What: Town Hall with Rep. Ed Setzler When: Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Where: Summit Baptist Church, 4310 Moon Station Ln. in Acworth. Setzler will hold future town halls at the following times and locations:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Check out our photo gallery from Monday's election event.
Kennesaw Patch held its first forum of candidates for the Nov. 8 municipal elections Monday night at the Ben Robertson Community Center. You can relive our live blog here or watch videos of the candidates' answers to questions here. Finally, we offer a gallery of photos from the event. Mayor Mark Mathews, City Council members Tim Killingsworth and Cris Eaton-Welsh, and council challenger Jimmy Dickens attended the forum, moderated by state Rep. Ed Setzler. Two other challengers, mayoral candidate Leonard Church and council candidate Kim Gollahon, were not there.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Live from Ben Robertson Community Center, we blogged a forum with some of the candidates in the Nov. 8 Kennesaw elections. You can review the night, question by question.
Check out our live blog from the Ben Robertson Community Center for the Kennesaw Patch-sponsored forum with candidates in the Nov. 8 municipal elections. Use the comment box to let us know your thoughts on what Mayor Mark Mathews, City Council members Cris Eaton-Welsh and Tim Killingsworth, and City Council candidate Jimmy Dickens had to say.