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MARTA Board to Vote on $2.7 Billion Expansion Plan Over 40 Years

It was more than 2 years in the making, the 40-year $2.7 billion dollar plan. Voters in Atlanta approved a half-penny sales tax in 2016. It was for transit operations and construction. During that period, MARTA asked the public for its input. The time has come for the MARTA Board of Directors to...
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Lucy McBath is the Democratic nominee for the 6th District Congressional seat

Lucy McBath-Candidate for Congress: I'm Fighting for the Legacy of My Son and the Safety of Residents

Sixth District candidate for U.S. Congress Lucy McBath says "gun violence is so extreme, there are no safe places anymore." It was gun violence, the shooting death of her son Jordan Davis in 2012, that propelled McBath into politics. He was shot and killed by a man over loud music. "After Jordan...
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V103 joins the effort for National Voter Registration Day at 5 Points MARTA station

V103 Atlanta Participates in National Voter Registration Day

Did you know that every aspect of your life is impacted by your vote? According to NAACP Atlanta's Karen Rene, "Even though people vote, they don't understand how it impacts their lives on a daily basis." That's part of the education that groups delivered on the fourth Tuesday in September,...
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Olympian Wyomia Tyus (L) during "A Conversation With Wyomia Tyus" at GA Tech on Sept 16, 2018.

Wyomia Tyus: Everything Serena is saying is true. Some people just can't see it.

Wyomia Tyus, a native of Griffin, Georgia, says her life changed, in 1963, when at age 15 she met Edward Temple. He was the track coach at Tennessee State University. They met during a track meet in Fort Valley, GA. It lead to her being given an athletic scholarship. Tyus would go on to become the...
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Stacey Abrams: If We Vote We Will Win

Exactly 7 weeks until the Nov. 6 election, and Democratic nominee for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams continues to reiterate "If we vote, we will win". Abrams pushes what she calls a "very robust" plan on criminal justice reform, which includes prison and sentencing reform, and police accountability...
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No Gulch Vote Today: Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Puts Brakes on Call for Vote On $1.75B Redevelopment

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has decided to postpone pushing for a vote today on the proposal to redevelop the area known as the Gulch. It's the "hole in the ground", as Bottoms calls it, that is located near Mercedes Benz Stadium and State Farm (formerly Philips) Arena. Currently, it's...
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AAA: Do’s and Don’ts of Driving in Wet, Severe Weather

As residents flee the Carolinas because of Hurricane Florence, Metro Atlanta residents are breathing a bit easier. The expected weather impacts here have diminished to a slight chance of storms Sunday night. Wind gusts are forecast to reach only 15 miles-an-hour. AAA Atlanta is providing wet...
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Former Music Executive Details Struggling With Suicide of Father and Her Own "Very Dark Day"

Shanti Das appeared to have it all. She was a music industry executive accustomed to meetings with celebrities and endless red carpets. But, what many didn't know was that Shanti was struggling with issues far deeper that singer/muscian contracts. Her father had committed suicide. Her best friend...
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