SR 400 project to receive federal funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation this week awarded some $184 million to Atlanta’s State Route 400 (SR 400) Express Lanes Corridor Project, a public-private partnership project that will add 65 lane miles and is expected to reduce traffic delays by 18...

Sex-trafficking sting rescues 160 children

A metro Atlanta sex trafficking sting by the FBI’s Atlanta field office and nearly 40 local law enforcement agencies recently saw over 160 children rescued, with over 150 arrests made.  Local officials have made stopping sex trafficking a major focus in recent years,...

Gubernatorial candidates miss an opportunity

The annual Georgia Press Association convention has traditionally hosted gubernatorial debates and forums over the past few decades. Not so at the GPA’s Jekyll Island conclave this week. GOP candidate Casey Cagle’s staffers seem to have dropped the ball...

Atlanta City Hall to avoid criminal charges

The state Attorney General’s office this week announced that it will not bring criminal charges against the City of Atlanta in the ongoing open records investigation into the city’s affairs, but the door is still open for charges against individuals.  Good...

DeKalb Schools suing Atlanta

The DeKalb County School System has filed a lawsuit over the City of Atlanta’s decision to annex Emory University and surrounding areas, alleging that a last second change to the ordinance will cost the system some $2 million per year.  The area annexed, which would...

GA drug deaths on the rise

The opioid epidemic has been getting the majority of the drug-related headlines in recent years, but another drug has shown horrible consequences for the state.  According to numbers from the GBI, methamphetamine-related deaths in the state increased 40 percent from...

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