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Gas price hikes seasonal; volatility remains

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.

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Family attacked by Somali upset that defendant a no-show

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.

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Community leaders unhappy with Turner Field plans

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.

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Kingston headlines Marietta Business luncheon

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.

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Rick McKee on Jon Ossoff in the 6th District

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.

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Atlanta Hones in on Energy Efficiency Amid Uncertainty from Georgia Power

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.”

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Perdue talks Trump’s first 100 days on CNN

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.

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The “Wheeler Dealer” Dawson Mathis— RIP

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.”

Georgia’s GOP and the Sixth: take nothing for granted

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.

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Trump comes up big for Handel

President Donald Trump will be in town Friday to speak at the annual NRA convention, and he’s cut out a little time for America’s most high profile Congressional race.  Trump is hosting a high dollar fundraiser as well as cutting an ad alongside Karen Handel, who emerged from a crowded field to face off against Democrat Jon Ossoff in a June 20th primary.  Help from the highest profile Republican in the land has Handel’s ship RISING…

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