Study considers opening up Chattahoochee

A joint study from the Atlanta Regional Commission, City of Atlanta, Cobb County and the Trust for Public Land will examine the possibility of opening up access to the Chattahoochee River over a 100 mile stretch from Lake Lanier down to Newnan.  The study would look...

Express lanes post positive early results

The early results are in for the recently opened Northwest Corridor Express Lanes on I-75 and I-575, and the numbers are good.  Already more than 100,000 drivers used the lanes during their first full week of operation, according to numbers from the State Road and...

Nearly 10k votes already in

Early voting doesn’t begin for another two weeks, but already more than 9,000 absentee ballots have been mailed in by Georgians, according to numbers from the Secretary of State’s office.  A big absentee voting number could bode well for said Secretary of...

APD to see major pay raise

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday announced that salaries for the Atlanta Police Department will increase by some 30% over the next three years.  Some $10 million has already been set aside for senior and patrolling officers, and studies are set to make...

Atlanta VA grades as one of nation’s worst

New rankings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs rate Atlanta’s VA hospital as one of the nation’s very worst.  Years of calls for reform haven’t made much of a difference for the Atlanta VA Medical Center, which saw its overall quality...

Bottoms pushes Gulch deal

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms this week held a public forum to attempt to interface with the public on the plan to redevelop downtown’s Gulch, but much like her dealings with the City Council, it didn’t go smoothly.  Attendees were not allowed to ask...

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