Monthly Archives: May 2015

What We’re Reading – Friday, May 15, 2015

Fort McPherson-Tyler Perry Deal Not in the City’s Best Interest Saporta Report   Johns Creek May Develop Massive Downtown Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)   Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates Case Marriage Equality Against Marriage Equality Think Progress   Development Moves In, Forces Out Families CBS Atlanta television news   The Women Behind #Black Lives Matter Yes magazine […]

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WRFG Rallies Listeners to Help Save the Legendary Station

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta’s only independent, non-profit community radio station is again in danger of leaving the airwaves.   For over forty years, Radio Free Georgia, WRFG 89.3 FM, has lifted up marginalized voices through public affairs, news, and music programming that now reaches thirteen Metro Atlanta counties from its station in Atlanta’s Little Five Points Community Center.   Now […]

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Fulton Commissioners Split on Denying Atlanta Annexation, Pass Resolution Expressing Concern

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday May 06, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners met and discussed the attempts of three neighborhoods in south Fulton County–Sandtown, Loch Lomond and Southoaks–to annex into the City of Atlanta.   There were not enough votes to support motions by Chairman John Eaves (District 7) to deny the annexation requests.   On denying the […]

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Atlanta Councilwoman Felicia Moore Completes Masters in Administration


(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9) announced on Facebook on April 27, 2015, that she has completed her Masters of Science in Administration.   “It’s official!!!  I have completed my coursework for my masters degree from Central Michigan University.  I attended their Atlanta Metro Global Campus.  I received in class instruction, with no online courses.  I […]

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SCHR Files Suit on Debtors Prison Practices by Probation Firm in South Georgia


(APN) ATLANTA — The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Red Hills Community Probation on behalf of indigent people who say they have been injured by the company’s bullying and abusive business practices.  Red Hills operates in the municipal courts for the cities of Bainbridge and Pelham, Georgia.  Both cities are in south […]

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Symbolic Memorial Service Held for Victims of Police Killings in Georgia


(APN) DECATUR — On Saturday, May 02, 2015, a symbolic funeral procession, for Black people killed by police, started in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, wound through downtown Atlanta, and ended nine miles later at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur.   The procession was led by one hundred bicycle riders, a black hearse with a Rest in Power banner on the […]

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What We’re Reading – 05/03/2015

How For-Profit Prisons Have Become the Biggest Lobby No One is Talking About Washington Post   Georgia Resentencing for Educators in Test Cheating Scandal New York Times   Georgia Democrats Still Searching for a 2016 Senate Candidate Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)   Fulton School Board Calls for Postponing Atlanta’s Proposed Annexation Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)   […]

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New Utility Solar Projects Signal Strong Growth for Solar in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Power plans to build, own, and operate three separate 30 megawatts (MW) of solar generated energy at three U.S. Army bases, to create a total of 90 MW of renewable solar energy.   The new solar facilities are at Fort Benning near Columbus, Fort Stewart near Savannah, and Fort Gordon near Augusta.   Georgia is one […]

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Atlanta Southwest Annexation Petitions Submitted, Headed to Fulton Commission

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — Attempts of south Fulton neighborhoods to annex into the City of Atlanta did not end with this year’s Legislative Session.   Three communities in south Fulton–Loch Lomond, Sandtown, and Southoaks–have filed petitions with City, according to copies of the petitions obtained by Atlanta Progressive News through an open records […]

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