Monthly Archives: May 2021

APN Interview with Clarence Blalock, District 1 Candidate for Atlanta City Council


Photographs by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.  With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — With the Atlanta City Council District 1 race wide open following the announced retirement of incumbent Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1), several political newcomers have entered the race, including Clarence Blalock.   Prior to Smith’s announcement, Blalock told Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Court Declares Feb. 2020 CD/HS Minutes State in Error that Vote Occurred


(APN) ATLANTA — The official meeting minutes of the February 11, 2020 Community Development/Human Services Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta erroneously state that a vote occurred, when in fact a vote did not occur, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe declared in a May 20, 2021 Order.   Court Order:   Atlanta Progressive News’s […]

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Atlanta Council District 1 Race Wide Open after Smith Retires (UPDATE 1)


Images published for educational purposes pursuant to Fair Use doctrine.  Image of Clarence Blalock by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council District 1 race is wide open after longtime incumbent Councilwoman Carla Smith announced her retirement in a letter to constituents.   “Twenty years as your City Councilperson: I will reach this […]

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