Category Archives: DeKalb County

Atlanta’s Watershed Nominee at Issue in Alleged Retaliatory Firings

  (APN) ATLANTA — Today the City Council of Atlanta is likely to consider the nomination of Jo Ann Macrina as Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management. After being nominated by Mayor Kasim Reed in April 2011, she is already serving as Interim Commissioner.  She previously worked as Deputy Director of the Watershed Protection Division for DeKalb County’s Department […]

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GDOT Returns Revised Transportation Wish List to Atlanta Region

(APN) ATLANTA — The second step in the process which will lead to a Metro Atlanta region vote in 2012 on whether to levy a one penny sales tax to support transportation projects in the region, has been completed. The Georgia Department of Transportation has reviewed the Metro Atlanta region’s initial, unconstrained wish list, and made some changes.  The changes […]

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Grady Plans to Close Community Clinics, Fulton Opposes Closures

(APN) ATLANTA — The Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC), the privatized, non-profit Board that took over management of Grady Hospital two years ago, has decided to close two community clinics, drawing the opposition of the Fulton County Commission and advocates, and heightening tensions between the County and the corporation. Atlanta Progressive News warned, when Fulton and Dekalb were considering privatizing […]

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Metro Atlanta Transportation Wish List Sent to State

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has submitted to the planning director of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) a “wish list” of transportation projects for the Metro Atlanta region. This is a critical step in a process that could lead to a regional penny sales tax to fund transportation. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, in […]

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Dekalb Judge Barbara Mobley Resigns after 16 Allegations by JQC

Dekalb County State Court Judge Barbara Mobley has stepped down in a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal, after the Judicial Qualifications Commission filed a complaint against her alleging 16 different violations, according to news reports. She has agreed to never serve as a judge again in the State of Georgia. The 16 violations included, according to the JQC report filed […]

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Parents Group Opposes Complicity of Schools in Military Recruitment: 2001’s No Child Left Behind Act Forces Release of Private Student Info

(APN) ATLANTA — Susan Keith noticed when her son, Martin, 16, a student at Decatur High School, received 8-10 mailings in the span of nine months from military recruiters. The mailings were full color glossy pieces promising free dog tags or sunglasses if he sent in a reply card.When she found out that Decatur High, along with every other high […]

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