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Atlanta Mayor Names City's First-Ever Chief Education Officer

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says there have been "some great announcements in terms of leadership" including the City Attorney, Chief Procurement Officer, and Chief Education Officer. The City's first-ever Chief Education Officer is a native of metro Atlanta. Click here for more on this...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New Chief Procurement Officer

As she continues to build her staff, and "ensure transparency and fairness in our business operations", Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has named a new Chief Procurement Officer. He is retired Lieutenant Colonel David L. Wilson. A statement from the Mayor's office indicates that Wilson comes to...
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King Center Celebrates 50 Years

When the Community Birthday Bash kicks off at 4 pm at the King Center in Atlanta today, there will be birthday cake, and plenty of it. Founded by Mrs. Coretta Scott King in 1968, the Center is marking its 50th anniversary. King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King says "the community is invited to come...
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Atlanta Mayor Maintains Order On Immigrants In Jails

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says for the long-term the U.S."has to tackle immigration reform in a compassionate and humane way." Mayor Bottoms was speaking during a news conference at Atlanta City Hall Thursday addressing her Executive Order on immigration. She also took a swipe at a...
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Atlanta Mayor Signs Order Refusing New ICE Detainees At City Jail

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is calling the Trump Administration immigration policy on children and families "despicable" and "inhumane." Mayor Bottoms has taken action that would prevent the city's jail from housing new detainees through ICE, or the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
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Felicia Moore: Employee Issues Tops As Atlanta City Council Tackles Budget

It's a $2.1 billion dollar budget, across all funds, is being tackled by Atlanta City Council. According to Council President Felicia Moore, "where the rubber meets the road for citizens, is over $600 million for our general fund", which is being voted on today. Click here for more on this story.
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Phaedra Parks Joins Protest Against Waffle House

The Georgia heat beat down on the backs of the protesters. They gathered Friday, in a parking lot near the headquarters of Waffle House Corporation in Gwinnett County. Reporters, wiping sweat like everyone else, were asked to wait a few minutes, before the start of a news conference, for someone...
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March On Waffle House Headquarters Planned For Friday

When community groups and national activists descend upon the headquarters of Waffle House in Norcross (GA) at 10 a.m. this Friday, it'll be just as the company has opened for business. It's the operations at the company's restaurants nationwide that activists have been trying to impact since the...
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Man Sentenced To Life For Raping And Impregnating Child

A McDonough man has been sentenced to life for raping and impregnating a child. According to the Henry County District Attorney's Office, 38 year old Michael Arnold plead guilty Tuesday to rape and child molestation. Arnold also must register as a sex offender for life and have no contact with the...
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Tharon Johnson: Democrats Have To Fire Up The Base

Not only would history be made in Georgia, but the entire country. If Stacey Abrams is elected governor, she'd be the first black female to lead any state. But, according to democratic strategist Tharon Johnson, "we win if we can continue to raise the amount of resources from national and local...
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