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Atlanta’s Craziest Weekend Approaches

Sure, there may be singular events that can surpass it. If Atlanta ever has a professional sports team that can succeed in the post-season, that might be an example. The SEC Championship certainly brings in a host of people from around the country and from two cities in particular (sadly, usually Tuscaloosa). Music Midtown this year is expected to have the biggest crowds since the festival restarted a few years ago. But there is arguably no weekend quite like Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. There may indeed be no weekend like it in any other American city.

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Green Veterans Launches Sept. 6 to Train/Employ Vets

Fulton County businessman Shawn Hanley, a member of the Georgia Veterans Service Board, announces the launch of Green Veterans — a 501c3 environmentally-sensitive repair and resell organization designed to “train and employ honorably discharged veterans in the fields of electronic repair/refurbishment and recycling.” Its Sept. 6 kick-off in Roswell, with the public invited, features former University of Georgia Coach and Athletic Director, (and Marine veteran) Vince Dooley and Georgia Senate Veteran Affairs Committee Chairman Hunter Hill.

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Green Veterans Launches Sept. 6 to Train/Employ Vets

Fulton County businessman Shawn Hanley, a member of the Georgia Veterans Service Board, announces the launch of Green Veterans — a 501c3 environmentally-sensitive repair and resell organization designed to “train and employ honorably discharged veterans in the fields of electronic repair/refurbishment and recycling.” Its Sept. 6 kick-off in Roswell, with the public invited, features former University of Georgia Coach and Athletic Director, (and Marine veteran) Vince Dooley and Georgia Senate Veteran Affairs Committee Chairman Hunter Hill.

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Chambliss endorses Trump; fears more military base closings

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., in a Thursday speech before the Georgia chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association in Cobb County, endorsed Donald Trump for president, attacked the “funding decline of our armed forces” and declared that the closing of Georgia’s Fort McPherson was “the dumbest decision.”

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Amid Swirling Rumors, Olens Addresses Atlanta Young Republicans

In a rather propitious bit of timing, the Atlanta Young Republicans hosted Attorney General Sam Olens at their monthly meeting on Wednesday. Olens would not comment on the “elephant” in the room, the looming rumors about his possible resignation and appointment to the job at the embroiled in controversy Kennesaw State University. He did, however, manage to answer a number of other questions.

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Watch The Georgia Gang on Youtube!

From last week’s Georgia Gang – the sale of Turner Field, Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State, and more.

Catch Phil Kent and the rest of the Gang on Fox 5 Sundays at 8:00 AM, and subscribe on Youtube to watch episodes you might have missed!

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See a flyover of the Plant Vogtle expansion

Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4, the first new nuclear units built in the United States in the past thirty years(!) are continuing on in their construction, with the massive cooling towers nearly finished and the nuclear islands and turbine buildings still going up.

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A Dangerous Medicare Experiment

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a dangerous experiment with Part B drug payments. Under the experiment, Medicare payments would be significantly below a physician’s acquisition costs for a drug.

Can Hillary carry Georgia?

The last time a Democrat carried the Peach State in a presidential election was 24 years ago, when Bill Clinton narrowly defeated President George H. W. Bush in the 1992 election. But “If the polls are to be believed, we’re in play this year,” says Professor Charles Bullock, who holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science t the University of Georgia.

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State Senators to set up ‘Religious Liberty’ debates

The debate over ‘Religious Liberty’ is certain to be one of the biggest topics once again during the 2017 legislative session, and a pair of State Senators are already working to educate the public on the issue – on both sides.  Sens. Greg Kirk (R), and Vincent Fort (D), are planning a series of four debates to discuss the issue and engage voters this fall.  Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, elected officials using their station to educate voters on such a major topic has their ships RISING…

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