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Runoff Election Today: Who's on your Ballot?

ATLANTA -- It is election day today with two statewide judicial runoffs and several local contests on the ballot.

The runoff involves races in which no one candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote during the general election, so the top two vote-getters have to try to get out the vote, again.

In the race for the Georgia Supreme Court, David Nahmias received 48 percent of the vote on November 2nd.

He's a former U.S. Attorney who was appointed to the court by Governor Sonny Perdue more than a year ago.

"It really boils down to qualifications," Nahmias said. "In the state bar poll, 95 percent of the lawyers who said they knew me said I was qualified or well qualified to serve on the court."

His challenger, Tammy Lynn Adkins, captured 35 percent of the vote in the general election.

Adkins has practiced family law for the past 18 years.

Early/Advance Voting for the General Runoff Election in Dekalb County Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting has just begun in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last from 11/17 to 11/24 at 4380 Memorial Dr. in Decatur, only. 

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no Saturday voting.

Further, there will be no satellite Advance Voting locations.

The Runoff Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.

County Commissioners Vote Down building of a Controversial Crematory in a Tucker Neighborhood

Atlanta, GA-- (AP) Earlier this month, dozens of neighborhood residents cheered the Gwinnett County planning commission's rejection of the proposed crematory. The Bill Head Funeral Home applied for a special-use permit that would allow the business to construct a 436-square-foot incinerator that would sit about 100 feet from several homes and within a half-mile of 17 subdivisions.


Residents told the panel that they were concerned about the potential odor and that they feared a crematory would negatively affect their property values and emit toxins. Some experts have said such fears are unfounded.

The county's planning department has also recommended denial of the application.

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