Monthly Archives: October 2013

Welsh, Smith (District 1) Compared on Atlanta Council Issues

(APN) ATLANTA — There are some significant differences between the voting record of Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1), and how challenger Robert Welsh would have voted on the issues.     BAR HOURS     Smith supported changing bar closing hours to make bars close earlier, at 3am, in 2003.  In 2011, Smith opposed changing them to 4am. […]

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Lawrence, Brewster, Norman Respond to APS Candidate Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — The deadline has passed for candidates for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE) to respond to the Atlanta Progressive News candidate questionnaire.  This article contains the remaining unpublished candidate responses, which are from Charles Lawrence, District 5 candidate; Eddie Lee Brewster, Seat 9 candidate; and Sean Norman, Seat 9 candidate.     APN sent the […]

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Councilman Watson Accused Adrean of Racism over “White Paper”

(APN) ATLANTA — At the November 14, 2012 Finance/Executive Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, Councilman Aaron Watson (Post 2-at-large) accused Yolanda Adrean (District 8) of racism over her use of the term “white paper” and accused her of only being satisfied with testimony from White city officials.     Watson is currently running for reelection and is […]

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SEC Charges Willis-Endorsed City Vendor, FogFuels, with Fraud

(APN) ATLANTA — The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an emergency action on September 11, 2013, “seeking a temporary restraining order and other emergency relief in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia, charging Paul Marshall… a state-registered investment adviser representative, and three Atlanta-based companies that he owned and controlled – Bridge Securities, LLC, Bridge Equity, Inc. […]

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