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Fulton District Attorney’s office beats deadline to indict homicide suspects before they were granted bond

“Tired and a little bit relieved” is how Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis described her mood Wednesday morning after working around the clock to indict homicide suspects, sexual offenders, and others charged with violent crimes who were about to be released on bond. Willis and her team of stretched thin attorneys and investigators said […]

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Joining Forces: PEDS merges with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to advocate for safer streets

Two nonprofits dedicated to sustainable transportation advocacy for more than two decades, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and PEDS, have merged.  “The newly united organization remains committed to championing an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city,” said Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.  “Regardless of your mode of […]

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Fulton sites will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots beginning Sept. 28

COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by the Fulton County Board of Health, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency and other Fulton County partners will begin administration of COVID-19 booster shots on Tuesday, Sept. 28, following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to CDC guidelines, the following groups of people are […]

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Above the Waterline: It’s Time to Go Really Big on Climate Change

Will 2021 be remembered as the tipping point in the public’s consciousness regarding climate change? It certainly better be.  This past summer, the devastating results of a warming planet were revealed (yet again) in unprecedented events: extreme heat waves (a “worst-case scenario” in the Pacific Northwest); increasingly destructive wildfires; catastrophic flooding from intense storms in […]

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News Briefs: Kemp calls redistricting session; MARTA holding voter registration; healthcare COVID fatigue

Gov. Brian Kemp is calling Georgia lawmakers back to the Gold Dome on Nov. 3 to redraw congressional and legislative districts, according to a report from AP. Legislators are already busy drawing new lines, with majority Republicans looking to increase the number of congressional seats that their party holds, while preserving control of the state […]

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Election Notes: Mayoral candidates excluded; tax return challenge; candidate forums; candidate scores

Atlanta mayoral candidates Kirsten Dunn, Nolan English, Mark Hammad, Kenny Hill, Rebecca King, Roosevelt Searles III, Richard Wright, and Glenn Wrightson have issued a joint statement to the media saying their are being excluded from news coverage and candidate forums. The candidates plan to hold a news conference on the steps of City Hall this […]