A Move to Repeal NFL Super Bowl Ticket Break

InsiderAdvantage has learned that two prominent state senators upset that professional football players are refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem at National Football League games want to strike back. They want to send a message against what they call the NFL’s “permissiveness” by repealing a generous tax break in House Bill 951 that applies to an NFL stadium like Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz facility.

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Staggering Data on the Growing Opioid Epidemic

This is the second part of a two-part series by our staff writer.

As reported yesterday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr isn’t alone in his fight against opioid abuse. Based on a report submitted to President Donald Trump by the White House Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the president has also officially declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency.

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Attorney General Carr Tackles the Opioid Crisis

This is the first of a two-part series by our staff writer.

Opioid addiction is the country’s latest epidemic. Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015. It’s showing no signs of letting up— and Georgia is not immune.

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Survey results give Gwinnett Place CID hope

A summer survey conducted by the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District shows the area around the fading mall has potential to grow if redeveloped. For CID executive director Joe Allen that means even if the mall itself sinks, the rest of the CID can thrive.

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Atlanta Press Club Honors Hall of Fame Inductees

The Atlanta Press Club hosted a variety of journalists, public relations professionals and dignitaries for their annual Hall of Fame dinner on Tuesday in Buckhead. The dinner “celebrates not only the journalists we are inducting but the impact good journalism has made in Georgia and throughout the nation.”

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Holyfield talks boxing, helping kids at State Capitol

It’s no surprise to see local sports celebrities at the State Capitol.  Frequently teams, coaches, and players are honored for their accomplishments both on the field and within their communities.  Few athletes, though, can draw a crowd like boxing legend Evander Holyfield, the sport’s first and only four time World Heavyweight Champion.

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Ga. Issues Far More Drivers Licenses to DACA Recipients Than Feds Say Live Here

How many illegal aliens have benefitted from former President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty? That’s a question that should get a closer review.  A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report (page 6) dated September 4 on the numbers of illegal aliens with “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) status in each state does not match with the number of DACA recipients to whom Georgia says it has issued a drivers license. 

‘Undecided’ Voter Analyzes a GOP Gubernatorial Forum

In true political nerd fashion, I spent my Saturday morning in Milledgeville attending the first Republican gubernatorial debate. I also had the pleasure of sitting front and center on the panel to ask questions of candidates. In all my cynicism, I can still say the forum was informative and a mechanism for distinguishing candidates.

Red, Purple, & Blue: Running Left, Running Right

There should be little doubt in anyone’s mind that America is experiencing one of the most yawning partisan divides in modern history. According to a Pew study conducted last year, Americans view members of the opposing party and their voters with more anger, fear, and contempt since the study’s inception 25 years ago.

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FBI makes big sex trafficking bust in Georgia

As part of a national sex trafficking investigation, the FBI announced this week that they have made 60 arrests in Georgia, (58 in Atlanta) and recovered four juveniles who were being abused.  The operation saw the FBI partner with the GBI as well as dozens of local law enforcement units.  In a time when much of the news we see is negative, this major win has the law enforcement ship RISING…

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