The funeral for Lillian Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Republican to face incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat in November.
Retired lawyer Howard Stopeck, 73, is set to face incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat in November. A Republican from Virginia Highland, Stopeck made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1984. The 5th Congressional District represents a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown. On his website, Stopek writes: "Whereas John Lewis was effective in Civil Rights; he’s stuck there. Whereas Atlantans need jobs and we have the highest foreclosure rate in America in the last four years, John Lewis has no solutions to create jobs beyond Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold, for those who believe in fairytales. Atlanta needs more than a hero ..." View here …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The 5th Congressional District pits incumbent Rep. John Lewis against Judge Michael Johnson for the Democratic nomination.
The 5th Congressional District represents a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown. U.S. Rep. John Lewis is the incumbent running against Michael Johnson, the former Fulton County Superior Court judge, in the Democratic primary July 31. The winner will go on to face Atlanta divorce attorney Howard Stopeck, the Republican candidate. On Sunday, July 29, the Atlanta Press Club is sponsoring a debate between the Lewis and Johnson, that is scheduled to air from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting's WGTV. The candidates will be asked a series of questions from metro Atlanta reporters, including Patch. To be as inclusive and representative as possible, we want to know what…
Monday, July 2, 2012
If you want to have a voice in the transportation referendum, hustle down to the voter registration office by 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Monday, July 2, is your last chance to register to vote in the July 31 primary. To register, go to the DeKalb County Office of Registration and Elections at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The most talked about issue on the primary ballot is the regional transportation referendum. Voters in 10 metro Atlanta counties will decide whether to impose a 1-cent sales tax to pay for massive transportation projects. Registered voters will be able to help Democrats and Republicans will be choose their candidates for the November general election. Incumbent Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson face opposition within their own party. DeKalb County commissioners and school board members are also vying for party…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The week's top headlines for October 10-14, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta Marchers Try To Storm Midtown Hospital. Lewis Receives Apology From Occupy Atlanta. School Calendar Debate Percolates Again. Possible $72M Deficit For Cobb Schools. Morgan To Unveil Improvement Plans For Charter Schools. Suspicious Package Dismantled At West End Bank Of America. Victims' Family, Friends Pack Courthouse In Midtown Shooting Case. Worried About APS School Closures? Changes Are Inevitable. Ghouls Spotted In Buckhead!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Daily PatchCast: Occupy Atlanta 'Renames' Woodruff Park; Apologies To John Lewis; Residents Respond To Protest
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta 'Renames' Woodruff Park To Troy Davis Park. Lewis Receives Apology From Protesters. Southwest Atlanta Should Occupy, Too. Former DeKalb Police Officer Charged With Vehicular Homicide. USDA Deputy Secretary To Dine With Students. Stone Mountain Athlete Selected For U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Tucker Tigers Honor Cancer Survivor.