Monday, January 21, 2013
Capt. Ashley E. Moore will march with the Marine Corps’ service staff in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade.
A Cherokee County native will be among thousands of citizens participating in the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade today. Capt. Ashley E. Moore of Woodstock will march with the Marine Corps' service staff during the parade, which will march pass the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue and arrive at the U.S. Capitol before the ceremony. Moore told the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System that it was an "honor" for her to participate in the ceremony. Moore will march in the parade along with four other officers and other Marine Barracks Washington service members. Moore and other military officials are part of the Joint Task Force National Capital Region (JTF-NCR), which serves as the Department of Defense Liaison to the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison joins other sheriffs across the country in heavily criticizing President Barack Obama's executive orders tightening gun restrictions.
Editor's note: the following is an opinion written by Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison. It does not in any way reflect the views and opinions of Patch. In the aftermath of the recent criminal events, the president, vice-president and many members of Congress are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by attempting to enact laws, restrictions; and, even through use of executive orders, prevent law-abiding American citizens from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines. As the duly-elected sheriff of Cherokee County, I want you to know and understand my position on this issue. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. In Georgia, as in most states, sheriffs are elected constitutional officers. Duly …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court today upheld President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.
Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has responded to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law: "The decision by the United States Supreme Court stands contrary to the very principles of freedom on which our nation was founded. The idea that a Federal Government could wield this much power and control over sovereign citizens is surely not an idea contemplated by our forefathers. The pathway towards a return to liberty involves electing conservatives in every office in the land. This should be followed by a simultaneous repeal of Obamacare in Congress and every constitutional roadblock the individual states can muster. Georgia maintains the right …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Cherokee's would-be congressman said he was unsure how President Obama’s recent comments in support of gay marriage would influence this November’s outcome.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cherokee's would-be congressman discussed the economy, gay marriage, Obamacare and this year’s presidential race Monday night.
On the heels of President Barack Obama's stated support of gay marriage, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) addressed the issue during a town-hall meeting Monday night at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. “I don’t like the secularism that’s occurring in this country one bit and I think it is incumbent upon those of us [that] stand strong, to stand very strong, in regard to that and say ‘look, Billy and I believe that marriage is a sacrament,’” said Gingrey, Cherokee's would-be congressman. “I’m not ashamed to say that, and I won’t be ashamed to say that, and I hope our nominee on my side of the aisle will not back away from saying that and stand strongly.” Gingrey, who is up for reelection this fall, said he will continue to “…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Do you think it was appropriate for U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), Cherokee's would-be congressman, to walk out of President Barack Obama's address at the National Prayer Breakfast? Take our poll.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway reported Thursday that Cherokee's would-be congressman, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), walked out of President Barack Obama's address at the National Prayer Breakfast. Read Galloway's latest post on his Political Insider blog, then return to Canton-Sixes Patch to take our poll.
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 …