Monthly Archives: July 2008

EXCLUSIVE: Political Blogger on Campaign Payrolls for Scott, Jones

(APN) ATLANTA — Political blogger Andre Walker wrote dozens of blog items in favor of US Rep. David Scott (D-GA) this year but did not disclose to readers he was on Scott’s payroll. Walker runs a blog called Georgia Politics Unfiltered and also is a blogger at Peach Pundit. Previously, Walker had faced scrutiny in the local blogger community for […]

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James, Thomas Reflect on 2008 Primary, Will Run in 2010 Again

With additional reporting by Jonathan Springston. (APN) COLLEGE PARK — Progressive challengers did not fare well against Centrist Congressional Democrats, US Reps. David Scott (D-GA), John Barrow (D-GA), and Jim Marshall (D-GA), in the recent 2008 Primary Election in Georgia. However, two of the challengers, State Sen. Regina Thomas and former State Sen. Donzella James, are respectively planning to face […]

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Privatized Grady Hospital Gets New CEO, Lowers Stephenson’s Pay

(APN) ATLANTA — The private, nonprofit Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC) voted to install a new CEO to oversee operations at Grady Memorial Hospital and also approved a settlement agreement with the current Interim CEO during a special called meeting on Monday, July 21, 2008. The 17-member GMHC voted unanimously to make Michael A. Young, 52, currently head of Erie […]

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Community Gives Input on BeltLine Affordable Housing

(APN) ATLANTA — The Beltline Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB) held the first citywide conversation on affordable housing as it relates to the BeltLine, on July 08, 2008, the first in a series of meetings seeking to generate feedback from the community over the coming weeks. BAHAB is actively working to create policy recommendations on creating affordable housing around the […]

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(IPS) Unions, Groups Coalesce for Universal Health Care

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale. This article originally appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=43176 ATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 14 (IPS) – A coalition of over 100 national and local organisations representing labour unions, doctors, nurses, women, small businesses, religious groups, racial minorities, and think tanks has launched a new campaign in 53 U.S. cities to demand quality, affordable […]

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Private Grady Board Selects Four CEO Finalists

(APN) ATLANTA — After many weeks of searching, the new, privatized Grady board, the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC), announced Monday, July 07, 2008, four finalists to possibly take over as CEO at Grady Memorial Hospital. A.D. “Pete” Correll, Chairman of the GMHC, said Monday the GMHC is happy with the quality of the four finalists and noted Atlantans should […]

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