Was it the gun giveaway? Whatever the reason, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) has opened up a double-digit lead in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, according to a new poll conducted by the liberal groups Better Georgia and Public Policy Polling.
Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out after the jump.
Caterpillar hired 364 full-time employees in 2013, including 60 contract service workers, allowing it to claim the 364 figure in the compliance report it filed with Oconee County on Feb. 26 as required by the memorandum of understanding it signed with the county.
Qualifying for the May 20 and Nov. 4 elections concluded Friday with no one other than Tim Denson challenging Mayor Nancy Denson. Sharyn Dickerson signed up to run against Commissioner Doug Lowry. Herb Gilmore made Commission District 3 a four-person race. Gregory Davis stepped up to fill Denise Spangler's school board seat. And there are 16, count 'em, 16 people running for state school superintendent.
Here's a look at who'll be on the Athens ballot:
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