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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...

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...

Zombie Fever Continues in Atlanta

Atlanta’s popular restaurant and bar district in the Virginia-Highland area was crawling with the “undead” on Saturday. Diesel Filling Station, a bar on Highland Avenue known as home of Atlanta’s largest “The Walking Dead” viewing...

Breaking News: Bernard stays mum re: Davis for runoff

A lunch meeting between GOP state House District 80 candidate J. Max Davis and defeated special election opponent Catherine Bernard did not result in an endorsement of Davis by the libertarian Republican attorney. Davis faces liberal Democrat Taylor J. Bennett in an...

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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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John Barrow may have finally lost his Congressional seat last November, but he’ll still be making a political impact – now in the classroom.  Barrow is joining UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs and will teach classes about “factors that lead to political polarization in government”, something that the Democratic Barrow is very familiar with given his years of representing conservative districts.  For Barrow and even more for UGA and its students, this addition has the ship RISING…

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