Update on the Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium Construction

This writer toured the downtown Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium yesterday and was told by officials with the HHRM (Holder, Hunt, Russell, Moody) construction team that completion for the new home of the Atlanta Falcons football team by mid-summer 2017 is “basically on schedule.”

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Carl Vinson Institute to Give Legislators First Taste of Session

Starting Sunday, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia will hold its 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators. Originally formed in 1927 as the Institute for Public Affairs, it underwent several name changes and was renamed for Georgia’s longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives (and seventh-longest ever) in 1983.

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Cyber Monday keeps place at top of online sales

Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day for online retailers in U.S. history, topping the mark set three days earlier on Black Friday.

Online retailers reported sales of $3.39 billion, about $50 million more than the day after Thanksgiving this year, according to Adobe.

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An early look at the 2017 legislative session: Pre-filed bills

Georgia’s 2017 legislative session doesn’t officially kick off until January 9th, but some legislators have already been hard at work pre-filing bills. Often pre-filing is used to ‘feel out’ public opinion on a topic, the bill itself is only an early version of an idea that needs more refinement. Other times it’s a way for legislators to get a jump on an issue that they hope to push through over the upcoming months. Let’s take a look at some of the 12 pieces of legislation that have already been introduced in preparation for January’s session.

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Watch the Georgia Gang from Nov. 27th

  On the post-Thanksgiving edition of The Georgia Gang, InsiderAdvantage CEO Phil Kent along with the rest of the crew discuss the latest in political news from around the state, including illegal immigrants and education, a crowded Atlanta mayoral race, and whether Donald Trump made his first major mistake as President-elect.... read more

The 2016 November/December issue of James is here!  Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!



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Newsvesting for a Trump Bump…and Eventual Slump

In anticipation of what I openly declared ahead of time as a likely Donald Trump win November 8th, I steadily bought shares of the S&P index fund SPDR (SPY) but hedged by buying shares of one of the many ETFs that track volatility in the market (the VIX), in my case choosing the fund traded as VIXY.

Which Vincent Fort Will It Be?

With his entry into the race for Atlanta mayor, Vincent Fort is described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “shaking up the crowded race with a pledge to bring populist policies to the campaign.” Fort says he’s running to restore order to what he called a stagnant City Hall.

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City of Atlanta names new Chief of Police
On Thursday the City of Atlanta named Erika Shields its 24th Chief of Police, replacing the retiring George Turner.  Shields  has been with the Atlanta Police Department for over 20 years, working...
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