Category Archives: Fulton County

APN 2016 Qualifying Overview Part Three: PSC, U.S. Congress

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(APN) ATLANTA — This article is the third in a series providing a broad overview of the Primary Election races taking place on May 24, 2016.   Part One looked at State House races for districts that encompass parts of Fulton and/or DeKalb Counties.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/14/apn-2016-qualifying-overview-state-house/   Part Two looked at State Senate races in Fulton and DeKalb.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/16/apn-2016-qualifying-overview-part-two-state-senate-races/ […]

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APN 2016 Qualifying Overview Part Two: State Senate Races

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(APN) ATLANTA — This article is the second in a series providing a broad overview of the Primary Election races taking place on May 24, 2016.   This part will look at State Senate races for districts that encompass parts of Fulton and/or DeKalb Counties.   Part One looked at State House races in Fulton and DeKalb.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/14/apn-2016-qualifying-overview-state-house/   […]

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APN 2016 Qualifying Overview Part One: State House Races (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Candidate qualifying for  Political Party Candidates, Nonpartisan Candidates, Independent Candidates, and Political Body Candidates for Primary Elections and Nonpartisan Elections was held on March 07 through March 11, 2016.   A second round of qualifying for independent and political body [minor political party] candidates will begin June 27 and end July 01, 2016.   This article will […]

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South Fulton Cityhood Advocates Seek State House Seats

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(APN) ATLANTA — This election cycle, at least two advocates for South Fulton cityhood–Debra Bazemore and Rafer Johnson–are putting their names on the ballot to run for State House.   State House races in Districts 62 and 63, covering much of south Fulton County, will be top-heavy with City of South Fulton advocates.   Atlanta Progressive News is beginning our […]

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MARTA Rail Expansion Half Penny Passes Senate Committee

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(APN) ATLANTA — Transit funding just got a boon, as SB 330, sponsored by State Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, February 18, 2016, by a vote of eight to three.   The committee had to move rooms twice in order to accommodate the large crowd, and heard testimony from various […]

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Turner Field Neighbors Call For Community Benefits Agreement

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(APN) ATLANTA — The communities near Turner Field are seeking a binding Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the pending stadium sale.   The Atlanta Fulton County Recreational Authority (AFCRA) is in the process of selling Turner Field and surrounding acres to Georgia State University and the development firm Carter.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/12/24/residents-advocates-criticize-selection-of-gsu-to-redevelop-turner-field/   It is not clear how GSU […]

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Atlanta Quietly Growing Through Annexation Petitions

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta’s boundaries are growing, as more unincorporated neighborhoods in DeKalb and Fulton Counties are successfully annexing into the City of Atlanta, opting to use the petition method provided for by Georgia law, instead of seeking voter referenda.   Most recently, the City of Atlanta annexed the community of South Oaks, a small residential area in south Fulton, […]

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Fulton Court Clerk Staffer Sentenced in ID Theft, Tax Fraud Conspiracy

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(APN) ATLANTA — In November 2015, a Fulton County Superior Court Clerk employee was convicted and sentenced for selling Georgians’ Social Security numbers and other personal information in a tax fraud scheme that spanned three U.S. states.   http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/eight-sentenced-massive-stolen-identity-tax-refund-fraud-scheme   A total of eight people from three U.S. states were charged and sentenced in the Southern District of Texas in […]

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State Senate, House Study Committees on Cityhood, Annexation Release Reports

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(APN) ATLANTA — Study Committees of the Georgia Senate and House, created to study and make recommendations regarding annexation, deannexation, and incorporation in Georgia, have published their final reports.   The House Committee report contains few recommendations, while the Senate report contains several specific recommendations.   The committees were created to deal with increasing questions and concerns among legislators about […]

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Johns Creek Waxes Inflammatory in MARTA Half Cent Tax Opposition

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, November 16, 2015, the City Council of Johns Creek unanimously passed a resolution opposing any tax increases to pay for MARTA expansion into North Fulton coming through their city.   Both Councilmembers Lenny Zaprowski (Post 1) and Steve Broadbent (Post 6) suggested the resolution be tabled until the next meeting to allow for public comment. […]

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Task Force for the Homeless Wins Favorable Georgia Supreme Court Ruling

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(APN) ATLANTA — This morning, Monday, November 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued a ruling that is favorable to the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, upholding prior summary judgment rulings, and paving the way for a trial on the merits of the case.   The Task Force claims that Central Atlanta Progress, Manny Fialkow, and other […]

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APN Celebrates Ten Years Of Radical Reporting and Rabble Rousing

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(APN) ATLANTA — For ten years, Atlanta Progressive News has served as a voice for the Left and a source of information on labor, education, local politics, the environment, economic justice, and many other issues that too often receive short shrift in Metro Atlanta’s corporate media.   APN will officially turn ten on tomorrow, November 23, 2015; then the online […]

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Atlanta City Council Passes Affordable Housing Impact Statements

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta passed an ordinance providing for Affordable Housing Impact Statements in a unanimous vote of fourteen to zero at its Full Council Meeting on today, Monday, November 16, 2015.   The ordinance passed as part of today’s Consent Agenda.  Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) was absent.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=1446&ID=5800   The ordinance was drafted […]

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MARTA Privatizes Paratransit, Despite Public Outcry

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(APN) ATLANTA — Despite public outcry, MARTA Mobility, the paratransit service for Atlantans with disabilities, will soon be run by a private company instead of the local transit authority.   On November 05, 2015, the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) unanimously to approve a three-year, 64.9 million dollar contract to MV Transportation Inc. to […]

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Voters Reject LaVista Hills Cityhood, Approve Tucker, in Stunning Defeat (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) DEKALB COUNTY — Last night, on Tuesday, November 03, 2015, DeKalb County voters bucked the trend toward cityhood in Metro Atlanta, by narrowly rejecting the proposal for a new city of LaVista Hills in the northwest part of DeKalb County.   The proposed City of LaVista Hills lost by only 136 votes.  The final vote count was 6,925 nays […]

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