Monthly Archives: September 2011

Troy Davis Faces Execution Fourth, Likely Last, Time

  (APN) ATLANTA — Troy Davis, the Georgia man whose death row case has drawn international attention, has again been scheduled for execution for September 21, 2011, but advocates hope to convince the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant last-minute clemency. Davis was convicted of shooting a police officer, Mark MacPhail, in Savannah in 1989, but since then, […]

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Dialysis Patients Abandoned by Grady Hospital Told One Year to Live

  (APN) ATLANTA — Twenty-three Atlanta dialysis patients’ lives hang in the balance, one year after the privatized Grady Memorial Hospital orporation decided to close its dialysis clinic and abandon its patients, now that a one-year contract that GMHC and a private clinic Fresenius had negotiated has expired. The contract expired August 31, 2011.  They were told that they could […]

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APN Chat with Byron Amos: APS Board Candidate, Organizer, Rap Producer

(APN) ATLANTA — With two months left until the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (District 2) Special Election to fill the seat formerly held by Khaatim El, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Byron Amos, one of the five remaining candidates in the race. As previously reported by APN, Kwabena Nkromo dropped out of the race last month. The […]

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Task Force for the Homeless in Mediation with City, Other Parties

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, which has sued the City of Atlanta and other parties for conspiring to sabotage and destroy the shelter, is in mediation talks with several parties, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. These parties include the City of Atlanta, United Way, Emory University, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Manny […]

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Georgia Supreme Court Seeks Olens’s Opinion on Atlanta’s Secret Vote

(APN) ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia has requested the opinion of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a letter dated September 01, 2011, regarding the lawsuit currently before the Court, Matthew Cardinale v. City of Atlanta et al., which was brought by APN’s News Editor–the present writer–challenging the City Council of Atlanta’s secret vote of February 2010. “Dear […]

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