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.”read more
InsiderAdvantage contacted several Georgia prosecutors– who for obvious reasons choose not be identified— who are appalled that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and his prosecutors didn’t oppose bond for accused I-85 bridge burner Basil Eleby. Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville ultimately approved a bond agreement that prosecutors cut with Eleby’s lawyers that puts this career criminal back onto the street.read more
With 9,000 fewer seats than Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves experienced a record first night in their regular-season debut at SunTrust Park. They defeated the San Diego Padres 5 -2, and ticket, merchandise, food and beverage and restaurant sales exceeded the team’s all-time record, according to Braves’ President of Development Mike Plant.read more
Rayna Casey, a longtime confidant of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and chairman of President Trump’s 2016 campaign effort in Georgia, endorsed Republican Karen Handel earlier today for tomorrow’s 6th District Congressional special election.read more
For the astute television watcher, you may have seen a name start popping up during your commercial breaks who doesn’t seem to be running to represent the sixth congressional district. Peter Aman, likely in a bid to start building some name recognition for someone who has never run for office before, has begun airing some television ads amid the slew of ads for CD-6.read more
Television personality Oprah Winfrey likely is the most recognizable commencement speaker scheduled for a Georgia college, but plenty of other well-known people are set to deliver addresses.read more
With just days to go before the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel look primed to move on to a runoff.read more
See legendary Augusta Chronicle cartoonist Rick McKee's take on metro Atlanta's recent road collapses. There may not be a literal giant sandworm under Atlanta's streets, but if you're one of the thousands whose commute has been adversely impacted, there might...read more
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In less than an hour after he took the oath of office, President Donald Trump removed links to former President Obama’s Climate Change website from whitehouse.gov. “With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged from Website,” a New York Times headline announced.
This writer got it wrong in this space Monday on an important detail of a Senate amendment to Rep. Jesse Petrea’s House Bill 452 requiring the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to share information when the feds release criminal aliens instead of deporting them. Regarding an amendment added to the bill in the Senate Public Safety Committee, I wrote “somewhere along the line the Harper-Albers language that watered down a well-written and wise piece of public safety legislation should be removed.”