Author Archives: BETTY CLERMONT

United Way Questioned on Nuclear Bomb Plant Support, Industry Ties

(APN) NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA — The United Way of Aiken County, South Carolina, has come under recent criticism for its support of the Bush Administration’s proposed new weapons-grade plutonium plant at a recent hearing, Atlanta Progressive News recently reported. United Way of Aiken County said it wants the plant to be located at the Savannah River Site (SRS)–where nuclear […]

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Governor Perdue Attacks Health Care in Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA –“Our state has an absolute moral obligation to protect and care for children receiving state services. Georgians are a compassionate people and we all share in the responsibility of caring for the children of this state,” Governor Sonny Perdue states on the Governor’s website. His official quote sure sounds principled and definitive. However, Perdue’s Fiscal Year 2004 budget […]

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Governor Perdue Has Record of Hypocrisy and Ethical Violations

(APN) ATLANTA — Since his days as a Georgia State Senator, Governor Sonny Perdue has an established record of corruption and contempt for the law. From flying state-owned helicopters without a license, to giving testimony under oath refuted by three others, to shady land-deals and tax loopholes, it is no wonder he is the only Georgia Governor found guilty by […]

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Possible New Nuclear Reactor is Threat to Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA – A possible new nuclear reactor at the plant in Vogtle, Georgia, being plotted by big business and the Republican-controlled State Senate, is posing serious dangerous threats to the people, animals, and environment of Georgia and the region, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The Georgia plant is seen as just a test drive for several new nuclear plants […]

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Allan Burns Challenges Right-ring Extremist, US Rep. John Linder (R-GA)

(APN) LAWRENCEVILLE – Allan Burns, running against the powerful incumbent, US Rep. John Linder (R-GA), in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, knows he has an uphill battle. However, Burns’s race is extremely important. US Rep. Linder is a proponent of the national sales tax which would replace all other federal taxes. Linder’s extremist plan would create a disproportionate burden on the […]

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Update on Oxendine Cab Allegations

(APN) ATLANTA — On March 1, 2005, after declaring his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor, Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine staged a media event – with himself in the starring role – to record the arrest of Barnesville insurance agent, Robert Waterhouse, as previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News. Oxendine withdrew his candidacy for higher office the same day Waterhouse was […]

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Lieutenant Governor Hopefuls Debate in Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — All five Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor spoke at a recent forum at the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, on June 6, 2006, on topics such as education, transportation, immigration, and faith-based government programs. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Georgia and moderated by Tom Regan of WSB-TV. Neither of the Republicans decided […]

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APN Chat with US Sen. Menendez (D-NJ)

(APN) ATLANTA – US Senator Menendez (D-NJ) is “looking closely” at signing on to US Senator Russell Feingold’s (D-WI) bill to censure President Bush, Senator Menendez told Atlanta Progressive News during an in-person interview. Menendez told Atlanta Progressive News that many US Senators are looking closely at the bill, S Res 398. When they are satisfied after investigating the facts […]

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Oxendine Accused of Cab Scam (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA – Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is being accused of taking improper actions which benefitted his cab industry campaign contributors, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Godfrey Waterhouse claims his son, Robert Waterhouse, was falsely arrested on account of Oxendine for allegedly running a bogus cab insurance agency. The charges were later dropped, and Waterhouse’s insurance agency appears to […]

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3.000 Rally for Peace in Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — About 3,000 peace activists from throughout the US South gathered on Saturday, April 1, in Atlanta, and marched from downtown’s The King Center to midtown’s Piedmont Park for the causes of peace and justice. The Southern Regional March for Peace and Justice met at Piedmont Park and culminated in speeches, poetry, and song. “We cannot remain silent […]

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Majette Run Upsets Democrats, Harrell Presents Another Choice

(APN) ATLANTA – Denise Majette’s announcement yesterday that she is running for State School Superintendent has displeased many Democratic party leaders throughout Georgia, sources tell Atlanta Progressive News. Majette, a former Republican who has no education experience, will face Carlotta Harrell in the Democratic Primary. Majette’s decision could disgust voters, causing problems for the entire Democratic ticket, some party leaders […]

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Aspire Visa Execs are Biggest Ralph Reed Funders: What Annual Fee Would Jesus Charge?

(APN) ATLANTA–Ralph Reed’s largest campaign financial supporters, members of Georgia’s Hanna family, are major owners of CompuCredit–the company which issues the highly usurious “credit rebuilding” Aspire Visa Card–Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Aspire Visa is notorious for extremely high annual fees, monthly fees, account opening fees, credit line increase fees, and finance charges, in addition to awful customer service. CompuCredit, […]

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