The next year and a half may be a boon to those planning political events – no candidates for dogcatcher on the agenda. There will likely be candidates for major offices coming out of the woodwork to put their faces in front of as many people as possible.read more
The cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in Atlanta is near its highest level since last fall when a pair of pipeline disruptions caused the price to spike, but this jump is only seasonal. Garrett Townsend, a spokesman for AAA in Georgia, noted prices generally rise in the spring for several reasons.read more
A Lawrenceville family is unhappy after the woman accused of attacking them on their porch did not show up for arraignment this week, about 11 months after the alleged attack. The defendant, Aisha Ibrahim, was due in Gwinnett County court Monday for arraignment on five charges, including one felony. Instead, a relative appeared in court to say the defendant was hospitalized.read more
Community leaders from the neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field in downtown Atlanta continue to push back against Georgia State’s plans to redevelop the stadium and surrounding lots. Their chief worry – that the deal will lead to increased gentrification that will hurt longtime denizens of the surrounding neighborhoods, is one that they have worked to bring up with both city officials and Georgia State developers.read more
Former U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston was the featured speaker at the Marietta Business Association’s monthly lunch Monday where he discussed the process of deepening the Savannah Harbor and how that mission benefits Georgians across the state, even all the way up North in Cobb County.read more
Another comic from famed illustrator Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle, this time poking fun at Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff and the much lamented fact that he doesn’t actually live in the district he wants to represent.read more
As the Atlanta metro area was dealing with an interstate collapse, an interstate upheaval and a special election heretofore unheard of, energy watchers were eyeing the news from Toshiba that it was filing bankruptcy for its subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company. The news has put the future of the Plant Vogtle expansion in doubt and it remains uncertain when, or even if, the new reactors will be completed. The news is bad enough for Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols to declare on Twitter, “I hope Georgians never buy another Toshiba product or service ever again. Bankrupting WEC Nuclear so they escape a contract is shameful.”read more
Georgia Senator David Perdue, one of President Donald Trump’s earliest and strongest supporters, was interviewed Wednesday by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on the President’s first 100 days in office and the his tax plan that was outlined yesterday.read more
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As the U.S. nuclear industry works to increase its contribution to the civilian power sector, recent issues with Toshiba and Westinghouse have reignited the debate regarding the future of nuclear power in the U.S.
When I heard the sad news that former U.S. Rep. Dawson Mathis (D.-GA) died on April 17, I recalled my first interview with the Peach State lawmaker and former TV newscaster. That was in 1979, when I was a rookie reporter and Mathis was in his fifth term and at the top of his game as a congressional “wheeler-dealer.”
To the utter shock and dismay of the mainstream media and the political punditry class, the Democrat did not capture a majority of the votes in Tuesday’s Sixth Congressional District special election in Georgia. Instead, Jon Ossoff will face former Secretary of State Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.