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Georgia Election Board Dismisses Illegal Voting Charges Against Senate Candidate Herschel Walker’s Wife

The Georgia State Election Board dismissed a case against Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s wife in a unanimous decision Tuesday, agreeing with the Georgia secretary of state’s recommendation that her case be tossed out. The secretary of state’s office opened its investigation into Julie Blanchard last month after the Atlanta...
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Jewish groups ask Cobb school board to condemn anti-Semitism

As we reported over the weekend, the chairman of the Cobb Board of Education appeared at a Yom Kippur service in East Cobb last week following two anti-Semitic incidents at nearby high schools. When East Cobb News spoke with Randy Scamihorn, who was invited to the high holy day service...
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Grassroots group to present petition to Cobb school board criticizing district’s response to antisemitic incidents in Cobb high schools

The Atlanta Initiative Against AntiSemitism (AIAAS) will present a petition at Thursday’s meeting of the Cobb County Board of Education calling for the board to condemn antisemitism after antisemitic graffiti was drawn at Pope and Lassiter high schools shortly before Yom Kippur. The petition can be found at: The...
Marietta Daily Journal

The Agitator #349: Redefining freedom

I recall the terror of polio when I was in the third grade. Even at that young age one understood the face of terror. Magazine photos of victims in an iron lung could give you nightmares. We were told to avoid crowds and public swimming pools among other places so as not to catch this contagion.

Spotlight on Communications and Media Relations Manager, Jenny Odom

The Atlanta BeltLine is so much more than trails and parks, and communicating that reality is essential for the project to achieve all its program objectives. It encompasses economic development, transit and connectivity, equity of opportunity, affordable housing, job creation, neighborhood revitalization, health and wellness, and so much more. This month, we highlight the work of Jenny Odom, who has spent much of her professional life sharing her passion for the BeltLine story and, as Communications and Media Relations Manager, helps bring clarity about the project to everyone.

Gridlock Guy: Don’t forget maintenance on your vehicle’s lights

When rain falls, drivers should turn on their headlights. No matter what. That’s the column. Actually, there’s more. There is only so much that can be stated about how important turning headlights on in the rain is. State law says lights have to be on when precipitation warrants windshield wiper-use. This increases someone’s noticeability in poor visibility. Really, we should just automatically turn on our headlights in any kind of rainy condition, even after rain has stopped and the spray comes up from the wet roads.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: COVID cancels Rome Braves’ season finale; next home game April 12. Atlanta Falcons pounded by Bucs, 48-25. Atlanta Braves snag 3-0 win vs. Giants. John McClellan’s high school picks for this week.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL. Rome Braves end year with 56-60 record as COVID cancels final game with Hickory. The...
Daily Times

American Job Center fair attracts employers, seekers

The American Job Center’s (AJC) state-highlighted career fair at the Blount County Public Library on Thursday saw about two dozen people searching for employment with numerous local businesses and agencies. One of seven prominent job events that were part of Tennessee’s Department of Labor & Work Force Development “Keep Working...
Seattle Times

Mailchimp’s $12 billion sale shows Atlanta’s tech mettle

ATLANTA — The $12 billion sale of Atlanta’s Mailchimp announced last week is one of the biggest ever involving a homegrown tech company and shows the growing strength of Atlanta as a tech hub. Silicon Valley’s Intuit, maker of TurboTax and QuickBooks, on Monday agreed to pay $12 billion in...

Roundup: Cole Beasley Buying Tickets for the Unvaccinated; Stephen A. Smith vs. Tim Tebow

Play Like a Champion litigation seems against the slogan's true spirit ... Over 10,000 migrants sleeping under Texas bridge ... There is nothing like a good old-fashioned controversial call ... Ryan Day could be making more changes ... US military admits it killed 10 civilians and targeted wrong vehicle in Kabul airstrike ... US govt advisers vote no to Pfizer Covid boosters for ages 16 and up ... The insurrection continues in plain sight ... Bills' Cole Beasley, Reid Ferguson buying unvaccinated fans tickets to road games ... Juventus still holding out hope for the Super League ... Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow have a wager on the Alabama-Florida game ... Daniel Ricciardo gives an update on his epic party shirt collection ... Giving Vladimir Guerrero the AL MVP over Shohei Ohtani is bonkers ... Cry Macho not as tough as it wants to be ...