The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a front-page report on federal Judge Leigh May holding a Friday hearing on the lawsuit Cochran v. City of Atlanta involving the firing of former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran by Mayor Kasim Reed for writing a book on Christian faith. A headline read: “His book calls non-Christian gay men ‘naked.’”read more
The U.S. Department of Commerce and its Bureau of Economic Analysis released a new year’s worth of personal income data on Thursday. Pew Charitable Trusts broke down some of the data and also released their own report.read more
Earlier this year Georgia State Rep. Matt Dollar introduced legislation that would forbid local government bans on Airbnb Inc. and other short-term rental businesses in the state.read more
The Confederate Monuments Committee in Atlanta held its final meeting on Tuesday. They settled on a number of recommendations that will be presented to the full city council and the mayor. There is still time for the committee to change the recommendations as the final plan will be presented next week.read more
In the aftermath of the 11-candidate Atlanta mayoral battle royale that saw Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood advance to a December 5th runoff, the 9 losing candidates have begun to pick up the pieces and take sides in what figures to be a hotly contested final stretch.read more
Continuing his emphasis on education in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal Monday announced six award winners who will receive funds to develop innovative programs that address challenging and complex educational issues.read more
Last week Senate Republicans were able to confirm four of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees and Georgia’s two Republican US Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson praised the choices.read more
Camden County is developing plans for the first commercial spaceport in the state of Georgia. The site originally operated as an aerospace rocket testing facility and was considered as a potential launch site for the Apollo Space Missions.read more
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Jeff Bezos is known as a creative genius, taking a cardboard box and disrupting the world’s entire retail industry, making Amazon worth more than twice what the state of California spends in a year. But channeling Bezos’ plans for Amazon for the next 10 to 20 years takes bold vision. And Bezos is a very big thinker – now exploring everything from getting into pharmaceutical sales to allowing a deliveryman access to your home.
It’s been half a century since Atlanta, the birthplace of the American civil rights movement, last elected a white mayor. But the trend, threatened by a dramatic reshuffling of local demographics amid a surge of younger, white voters to the capital city’s urban center, is poised to boomerang.
In the childhood fairy tale Snow White, the magic mirror from which the evil queen seeks reassurance of her beauty never lies, much to her ultimate fury. In a contemporary story – definitely not a fairy tale – an expert on opioid abuse is forcing the Congress to look into the mirror, and realize that it is to blame, at least in part, for the tragedy of opioid abuse that is ravaging our nation.