Shafer exonerated over sex harassment complaint

The Georgia Senate Ethics Committee dismissed a sexual harassment complaint a disgruntled female lobbyist filed against state Sen. (and GOP lieutenant governor candidate) David Shafer. “Based on the findings of fact reported by the independent counsel, the committee...

MARTA to assume control of Atlanta Streetcar

The much maligned Atlanta Streetcar will be under new management this Summer as MARTA takes the reins.  The transit authority will look to incorporate the light rail into its transportation infrastructure, including it in its expansion plans buoyed by the $2.6 billion...

Victims tell their stories to push Marsy’s Law

Victims of violent crimes are telling their stories during National Crime Victims Rights’ Week, urging Georgians to vote in favor of Marsy’s Law, the proposed constitutional amendment passed during the 2018 legislative session that would provide additional...

Atlanta opens up

New Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms yesterday announced Atlanta’s Open Checkbook, a service that will allow members of the public to easily search the business and spending of the city.  Details are still to come, but this openness in the face of the past...

Bad news for ARC

The Atlanta Regional Commission is feeling the burn from the new state budget signed last week, seeing their planning budget cut by some 75%.  The cuts came following an audit by the state, which found evidence of wasteful spending and mismanagement, most notably from...

Another Atlanta contract/bribery indictment

Federal prosecutors announced an 11-count indictment of Mitzi Bickers, a former official in former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration. Charges range from conspiracy to commit bribery and money laundering to wire fraud and filing false tax returns. The U.S...

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