Buckhead Neighborhood Group Holds Atlanta Mayoral Forum

With just under a month to go until the election, the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods held a mayoral forum on Wednesday. Jim Galloway, political columnist at the AJC, was the moderator for the event. The Council invited six of the thirteen candidates, based on fundraising, to participate in the forum – Mary Norwood, Peter Aman, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cathy Woolard, Ceasar Mitchell and Kwanza Hall.

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A Move to Repeal NFL Super Bowl Ticket Break

InsiderAdvantage has learned that two prominent state senators upset that professional football players are refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem at National Football League games want to strike back. They want to send a message against what they call the NFL’s “permissiveness” by repealing a generous tax break in House Bill 951 that applies to an NFL stadium like Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz facility.

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Early voting off to slow start

Relatively few voters went to the polls for the first day of early voting Monday in Fulton and DeKalb counties. That may be because many voters remain undecided in the race to become Atlanta’s mayor.

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Georgia Public Policy Foundation Holds Annual Forum

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) held its annual Legislative Policy Forum on Friday. The Forum brings together leaders on conservative policy on a variety of issues from around the nation. Georgia legislators attendance was in abundance – former Senator Josh McKoon (now Secretary of State candidate), Senator Fran Millar (R- 40 Atlanta), Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R- 32 Marietta), Representative Sharon Cooper (R- 43 Marietta), Rep. Beth Beskin (R- 54 Atlanta) were all there, in addition to others.

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Staggering Data on the Growing Opioid Epidemic

This is the second part of a two-part series by our staff writer.

As reported yesterday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr isn’t alone in his fight against opioid abuse. Based on a report submitted to President Donald Trump by the White House Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the president has also officially declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency.

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Attorney General Carr Tackles the Opioid Crisis

This is the first of a two-part series by our staff writer.

Opioid addiction is the country’s latest epidemic. Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015. It’s showing no signs of letting up— and Georgia is not immune.

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Ga. Issues Far More Drivers Licenses to DACA Recipients Than Feds Say Live Here

How many illegal aliens have benefitted from former President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty? That’s a question that should get a closer review.  A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report (page 6) dated September 4 on the numbers of illegal aliens with “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) status in each state does not match with the number of DACA recipients to whom Georgia says it has issued a drivers license. 

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Anti-Trump teacher resigns

The final chapter of the story involving Cherokee County teacher who kicked students wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ shirts out of her classroom appears to have been written.  Lyn Orletsky, who told her River Ridge High School students that wearing the logo was akin to wearing a swastika, resigned from her job Tuesday after months of heated debate and even a protest outside the school.  The saga appears to be over, but the school board’s continued inaction has its ship SINKING…

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