Friday, February 15, 2013
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
1. President Obama Visits Metro Area - Decatur Patch On Thursday, the president visited the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center and made remarks at the Decatur Recreation Center. View photos from the President's visit on Decatur Patch. 2. GCPS Officer 'Serious but Stable,'Wife's Statement Says - Gwinnett Patch The wife of injured Gwinnett Schools' resource officer Rolando Jimenez said Thursday that he is in "serious but stable condition" after being injured Wednesday when hit by a motorist at Lanier High in Sugar Hill. Melissa Jimenez's statement, which was released through a GCPS spokesperson, said the officer underwent surgery to address internal bleeding and to set his jaw, which was broken during the accident. He also …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Education reform had its place in the president's address this week, and on Thursday he will visit an Atlanta-area school. If you had the chance to talk to him, what would you ask?
On the heels of his first State of the Union address since re-election, President Barack Obama will be heading to Georgia where he plans to visit an early learning center on Thursday. Few details have been released about his visit to the Atlanta area on Feb. 14. However, Patch has confirmed that Obama will make a stop at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga. His stop here is one of only two metropolitan areas he plans to visit following his State of the Union speech. In the speech, the president set forth a plan for education reform: highlighting the need for top-quality preschool for every American child; promoting high schools that prepare students for jobs in demand, such as science and engineering; and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
Tuesday, February 12
Here's a list of things going on around the region. Click on the links for more information on the stories. President to Visit Decatur School - Decatur Patch President Obama will visit the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur on Thursday during his visit to the Atlanta area. The visit was announced Friday with few details, but College Heights Principal Suzanne Kennedy sent a note to parents about the President's plans to drop into the school at 917 S. McDonough St., according to Decatur Metro. See Decatur Patch for more on this story. Rain and Wind Brings Down Trees and Power Lines - Buckhead Patch After 24 hours of heavy rain and some heavy wind, trees and power lines have been coming down throughout Atlanta. The …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Staff Sgt. Michael Metzger will perform in the 57th presidential inauguration as part of the United States Marine Band.
Staff Sgt. Michael Metzger, a Lilburn native and graduate of Parkview High School, will perform in a special U.S. Marines band during the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Jan. 21. Metzger, a percussionist in "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, will perform at the swearing-in ceremony and march in the inaugural parade. This marks the nation's 57th inauguration and, and the band's 54th consecutive inaugural appearance. Metzger has worked with the group since 2005. "I've had an excellent, just a great time performing with this group now for seven and half years," he said. "The people in the group are just wonderful to be with and fantastic musicians." The band will provide music for the inauguration swearing-in ceremony…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Before the polls even opened, people were lined up and ready to vote. Patch went to the front of the line to see who was first.
Dwight and Pat Minton didn't plan on being the first in line, but they were -- beating hundreds of others who will follow behind them at the Berean Baptist Church polling place in Lilburn. The two got up at 5 a.m. to get in front of the crowds. "We just didn't want to stand in line," said Pat Minton, 67. "And, we just happened to be the first in line," said Dwight Minton, 68 The early voting lines told the couple they could not dilly-dally on Election Day. Some in Gwinnett County waited seven to eight hours in line for advanced in-person voting. "Every time there's an election we vote here," Dwight Minton said, "and, we really never had to wait very long, but we decided since the early voting was so long that we might need to get here, so …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16, taking place at Long Island's Hofstra University.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. You can watch the debate live on Patch and comment with fellow Patch readers beginning at 8:45 p.m. tonight. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. This time, Long Island will play host at Hofstra University. Check below for more information on the Hofstra debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate, while Patch sites across Georgia will host a live blog for readers to …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Critics from both the left and the right are slamming President Barack Obama's decision to go on ABC's "The View" while not meeting with world leaders. What do you think?
There has been some criticism of the president for missing opportunities to meet with world leaders, but not missing opportunities to appear on popular talk shows. The most recent instance was Tuesday when he and the first lady appeared on ABC’s “The View.” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said he thought that President Barack Obama may have made a “misstep” by choosing the ladies of "The View" instead of the traditional meetings with world leaders in town for the United Nations' Convention. “I do think there is potentially a missed opportunity this week for the President of the United States to meet with world leaders,” Blitzer reportedly said. Others have been far more critical, calling it a lack of leadership at a time when leadership from the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Who had the best speech of the Democratic National Convention? Do you rate the president's speech as the best, or not? Take our poll or comment.
President Barack Obama may have had to change his location -- shutting out thousands of people from seeing him live -- but inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., he still captured the devotion of many. He accepted the Democratic Party's nomination, and then went on to tell the American people that he's done much to get the country back on track, leading with the federal assistance to automakers. And, there's a key difference with before and now, he added: "I'm no longer just a candidate; I'm the president." -- Did you like the president's speech? Did it make a connection with you? Let us know in the comment section. -- Since he's been in office, the president said jobs have been created, trade agreements signed that benefit…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech -- as evidenced by a cheering and chanting crowd. But, did it do its job?
Democrats wrapped up a second day of the national convention in Charlote, N.C., on Sept. 5. The keynote speaker was former President Bill Clinton. Clinton and President Barack Obama have not always gotten along - take four years ago, for example. Then, Hillary Clinton wanted to be president, too, and there was a fiery battle to the nomination. Nowadays, Clinton is behind Obama. And, he got a few comedic jabs to the Republican Party just to make sure it was clear. "People ask me all the time how we delivered four surplus budgets," he said in a prepared statement. "What new ideas did we bring? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic." His speech lifted the audience to its feet a number of times and had them chanting "four more years, …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Do you think the president's speech swayed any undecided voters?
Our Patch live blog of the State of the Union has wrapped up, but that doesn't mean the discussion is over! The White House has offered to answer a few questions submitted by Patch users across the nation now that the speech is done. It's a great opportunity to take your question right to Washington without leaving home. The result will look something like this video of first lady Michelle Obama answering a fitness question. To submit your question, post it in the comments below with your real name, the town where you live and, if you'd like, your Twitter handle. You have until 11 a.m. Wednesday to post your question. And if you missed the live blog, just hit the "play" button above to review the lively discussion from your fellow Patch …