Monthly Archives: January 2011

SWEET Green Energy Training Center Opens in Midtown

(APN) ATLANTA — On October 26, 2010, a new facility called the Southeast Weatherization and Efficiency Training (SWEET) Center opened in Atlanta’s Midtown on Piedmont, south of North Avenue, next to the post office. The SWEET Center is a project of Southface, an Atlanta non-profit that has operated since 1978.  For years, Southface has been successful at working with developers, […]

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Courtney English Faces New APS Ethics Complaint

(APN) ATLANTA — An Atlanta parent, Kim Kahwach, has filed what is now the second ethics complaint against Atlanta Board of Education Member Courtney English, this time for defrauding the public regarding his misuse of an APS credit card, according to a copy obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. As previously reported by APN, the report by AdvancED/SACS CASI revealed that this […]

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(IPS) Bird, Fish Kills Quite Common – and That’s the Problem

This article originally appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54214 ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan 24, 2011 (IPS) – The New Year brought a spate of incidents across the United States and around the world in which large numbers of birds appeared to have fallen out of the sky, and thousands of fish were found floating dead in rivers. As media […]

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Renee Glover May Be Angling for APS Superintendent

(APN) ATLANTA — According to sources, Renee Glover, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority, may be angling to become the next Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, and some Board of Education Members are considering proposing her for the position. Presumably it would part of a scheme to privatize Atlanta’s public schools in a similar manner as Atlanta’s public housing. APN […]

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Democratic Party of GA Selecting New Leadership

The Democratic Party of Georgia is currently in the process of selecting new leadership. For the position of Chair, to replace the controversial Jane Kidd, there are two candidates: Mike Berlon and Darryl Hicks.  Hicks previously worked for Fulton County government and ran for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State in 2006; and was the Democratic nominee for Labor […]

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PSC Releases Emergency Low-Income Energy Assistance for Seniors

(APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) released five million dollars from the Universal Service Fund fund on January 18, 2011, to help low-income seniors pay their energy bills this winter. Georgia Watch had made a formal request to the PSC to release the funds.  Commissioner Doug Everett then made a formal motion, and the PSC unanimously voted […]

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EDITORIAL: What Government Is, When Words Have No Meaning

What is government, if words have no meaning? This is the question that Jared Lee Loughner asked Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, the one that she was not able to answer, the last question posed in Loughner‘s Youtube video series.   Many media commentators have characterized Loughner‘s writings as complete, rambling nonsense.  Some have said one cannot rationalize with someone who themselves is irrational. But I think […]

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CRB Recommends Suspension for Officers, Reprimand for Supervisors

The Atlanta Citizens Review Board recommended on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, that more than 20 officers involved in the Atlanta Eagle raid be given a three-day suspension, a written reprimand, and training on the Fourth Amendment. The Board further recommended that the APD supervisors involved in the raid will receive a written reprimand and have first amendment training, with the […]

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Prof. Oakley Releases Data on AHA Evictions

Since APN’s most recent article on Councilman Ivory Young (District 3) requesting data from the Atlanta Housing Authority regarding their most recent round of mass evictions of families and seniors, Deirdre Oakley, Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University, posted some of her data on the Creative Loafing magazine’s Fresh Loaf blog.  Full text follows: I along with Drs […]

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APS Board Member Mr. English Apparently Lied over Credit Card Use

(APN) ATLANTA — Courtney English, an Atlanta Public School Board Member, appears to have lied to the public and the media regarding his use of an APS credit card for personal expenses, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Further, the APS ethics office failed to disclose the full extent of the violation by English, and did not recommend the sanction which […]

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