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Georgia Is How American Democracy Falls Apart

ATLANTA ― David Dreyer just needed a nap. The morning of Jan. 6, Dreyer, a Georgia state representative, had spent most of the last 24 hours in the Georgia World Congress Center watching local officials tally absentee ballots in the two runoff elections that had taken place the day before. The outcome would determine majority control of the U.S. Senate.
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Atlanta Gas Light to activate new line in Rome

After several months of installation and construction, the new Atlanta Gas Light gas line in Rome will be activated this week. Activating means the new line will be filled with gas to bring it into service. As part of the process, Atlanta Gas Light employees will perform a controlled release of air and natural gas, called a purge.

Atlanta events calendar

1. We Just Joking-ATL; 2. Lauren Daigle - ChildFund Volunteers - Atlanta, GA; 3. Return of the Goofi Juice; 4. LYFE is GOOD Sunday Brunch and Dayparty at THE GOODZ; 5. Monthly Monday Music Mixer;

What’s next for the blighted Goodman Furniture building

Plans to rehab a long-blighted South Bethlehem building into a mix of commercial space and apartments are moving forward. The city’s Historic Conservation Commission is slated to review plans for the old Goodman Furniture building, 30-32 E. Third St., on Monday evening. The developer plans to build an addition on a vacant lot and anchor the project with first-floor commercial space and 12 apartments on the upper floors.

Atlanta COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Atlanta: 1. 1455 Moreland Ave SE (404) 622-1819; 2. 1943 Peachtree Rd (404) 351-4932; 3. 2350 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE (404) 486-7289; 4. 3615 Clairmont Rd (404) 320-6658; 5. 680 Ponce De Leon Ave NE (404) 892-1164; 6. 2830

APN Candidate Questionnaire: Samuel Bacote, III; District 5, Atlanta Council

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 5 candidate Samuel Bacote, III (pronounced “Ba-coat”) and his questionnaire responses to. Atlanta Progressive News. As a Board Member and the former Treasurer of the Development Authority of Fulton County, Bacote...

Well-wishes pour in for Jimmy Carter ahead of his 97th birthday

ATLANTA - Want to wish the oldest-living former U.S. President a happy birthday?. The Carter Center is asking Georgians to help celebrate former President Jimmy Carter's 97th birthday on Oct. 1. While the big day is still a few weeks away, well-wishes are already pouring in. If you'd like to...
Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb under flash flood watch until Monday morning

Cobb County is among a list of counties and areas in Georgia under a flood watch until 8 a.m. on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS says multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible throughout the day and into the night Sunday, with possible rainfall totals within the flood watch area of 1-2 inches.

Cobb government, Acworth, Cobb & Douglas Public Health on Atlanta Business Chronicle healthiest employers list

Three public bodies in Cobb County have made the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Healthiest Employers list for 2021, plus the company owning the major hospitals in the county. The City of Acworth and Cobb & Douglas Public Health both made the list for medium employers with 100-499 employees, and Cobb County government landed on the large employers list for companies and organizations with 500-4999 employees.

Cobb Library Fall Book Sale coming Oct 8-10

If you’re looking for a way to pick up some cheap books along with digital media, the Cobb County Public Library has an event for you this October. The library system will be holding its Fall book sale at the Cobb Civic Center October 8 – 10, 2021. Hours for the sale are Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

Congressional approach to digital inclusion mirrors Atlanta Public Schools’ program

By Guest Columnist TAUHEEDAH BAKER-JONES, chief equity and social justice officer of Atlanta Public Schools. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March, the digital divide’s impact on public schooling became starkly clear. Now, as the surge in COVID cases forces some classrooms across the state to temporarily resume virtual learning, it’s more important than ever to ensure every student has the connectivity and digital tools they need to learn.

All seats contested in Rome, Cave Spring; voting starts Oct. 12

With just a month and a half to go before the Nov. 2 municipal elections, some local organizations are offering chances to get to know the candidates. All open seats in Rome and Cave Spring are contested. Only voters who live inside the city limits are eligible to cast ballots in that city's election. Voting starts Oct. 12.

Sunday in the Park and Tunes from the Tombs is Sept. 26 at Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery will host the 43rd annual Sunday in the Park festival combined with Tunes from the Tombs on Sept. 26. The headliners will be The Original Wailers and Jupiter Coyote. The event, which runs from noon to 7:30 p.m., will also include living history theater performances, cemetery tours, arts market, food trucks, storytelling, a… The post Sunday in the Park and Tunes from the Tombs is Sept. 26 at Oakland Cemetery appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
Albany Herald

New state department heads take oaths of office

ATLANTA — One of Gov. Brian Kemp’s former top staffers is Georgia’s new commissioner of human services. Candice Broce, a former communications director and chief deputy executive counsel in the Kemp administration, has been sworn in to lead the state Department of Human Services. She also will continue to serve that agency as interim director of the Division of Family and Child Services.