GOP Presidential Hopefuls Coming to Atlanta

  Ten Republican presidential candidates, including current frontrunner Donald Trump, are scheduled to be in Atlanta this Friday and Saturday at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead for the RedState forum chaired by WSB talk radio host and conservative activist...

HD 80 Race Up for Grabs in Special Election Runoff

Next week, on August 11, voters in state House District 80, which includes portions of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, will vote in a runoff election of a special election to fill the seat vacated by Mike Jacobs as he takes a judicial appointment to...
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“Newsvesting”™ Bulletin

The Atlanta Fed’s “Nowcast,” which projects the GDP for each quarter, struck again pegging the GDP growth at the correct level—2.3%. Most Wall Street experts expected somewhere between 2.6%-to-3% growth in the GDP for the second quarter of 2015. The Bureau of Economic...

Fewer School Tests & Correcting a Media Myth

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has been busy of late— first announcing some “good” testing news and then blasting as “untrue” media misinformation based on a statistical data service study. First, the good news. Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year,...

Clayton County Prepares for MARTA Rail

After voting overwhelmingly in favor of a 1% sales tax to bring MARTA to the county last November, Clayton County residents can now look forward to rail service in coming years.  Bus lines began operations in March, with three routes initially in service and that...

Watch July’s Last Georgia Gang on Youtube!

Watch InsiderAdvantage CEO Phil Kent and the rest of the Georgia Gang on July’s final episode as they break down Mayor Kasim Reed’s latest moves, the possibility of a casino in Atlanta, and...

The 2015 May/June issue of James is now available online!  CLICK HERE to view the interactive version. James_May-June-2015-cover

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Public Notice Bill is Necessary; GPA off base

In the July 15 InsiderAdvantage oped “Forget public notice bill – there’s already a venue,”  President Mesha Wind of the Georgia Press Association (GPA) argues that Senate Bill 186 is “unnecessary.”  The author asserts that there is no reason to allow local...

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Floating Boats

The trade deadline was not kind to the Atlanta Braves, who made what many fans have called a head scratching move, sending stud pitcher Alex Wood, two relievers, and a top prospect to Los Angeles in exchange for Cuban infielder Hector Olivera.  Time will tell if the trade pays off, but a big losing streak has sealed the fate of the 2015 season and for now, at least, the Braves’ ship is SINKING…

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