Monthly Archives: January 2012

Atlanta’s Redistricting Maps Changed Again- Map 6 Preserves Grady in Midtown

Today, the City Council of Atlanta decided to consider a Map 6, after numerous concerns were raised about Map 5. Many Midtown-area parents were concerned about Grady High School ending up in Atlanta Public Schools District 1.  APS’s six Board Member Districts mirror the City of Atlanta’s twelve Council Member Districts.  And Grady High School, under proposed map 5, was […]

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Lance Robertson Running for Public Service Commission

Lance Robertson, an activist who has done work with Rev. Joseph Lowery and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, is running for Georgia Public Service Commission, the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News.  He said he is not sure which incumbent he is challenging. Robertson said he is considering running as a Republican.

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Special Election February 07, 2012 – House 60 and 107

A Special Election will be held on February 07, 2012, in House Districts 60 and 107. “The elections are non-partisan special elections with no party primaries. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot,” according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. HD 60 covers parts of Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties.  State Rep. Gloria […]

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Obama Signs NDAA on New Years Eve

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 into law last night, New Year’s Eve. As previously covered by APN, the NDAA contains controversial provisions regarding the detention of US citizens suspected of “belligerent acts.” Legislation is currently pending in the US House and US Senate to clarify that indefinite detention provisions do not apply to US citizens.

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Sunday Alcohol Sales Begin in Atlanta

  So… last year, the General Assembly did allow for cities and counties to pass legislation allowing for Sunday alcohol sales.  And in the November 2011 General Election, City of Atlanta voters voted to approve allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Atlanta. Therefore, today begins Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Atlanta.  It’s kind of hard to […]

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