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Atlanta Councilwoman Bottoms “Praying For” Annexation Opponents


(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, May 18, 2015, at the City Council of Atlanta’s Full Council Meeting, concerned citizens from unincorporated south Fulton County turned out to express their concerns regarding the annexation petition process for the Loch Lomond, Sandtown, and Southoak communities.   Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11) addressed the commenters, including by discussing their concerns and denying […]

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Don’t bake your kid! Tips on How to Remember There’s a Child in your Car

(APN) ATLANTA — The case of Justin Harris in Marietta, Georgia, has parents exclaiming nationwide, “I could never in a million years do that to my child!” Online, those with children have also seemed to take an odd comfort in the felony murder charge faced by Harris because it confirms what they want to believe: that the only way a […]

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USDA Declares Georgia’s Food Stamp Drug Testing Law to be Illegal

(APN) ATLANTA — We told you so.  As it turns out, State Rep. Greg Morris’s (R-Vidalia) House Bill 772–requiring food stamp recipients to be drug tested if a state worker had a so-called “reasonable suspicion” that the recipient might be using drugs–is illegal.    Food Stamp caseworkers are not trained to detect drug use and “reasonable suspicion” is not defined. […]

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APS Board Votes to Close Seven Schools, Preserve Three More

(APN) ATLANTA — On April 10, 2012, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted at a meeting held at Jackson High School, to close seven out of ten schools that at the time were being proposed by Superintendent Errol Davis for closure: Kennedy and Parks Middle Schools, and Capitol View, Cook, East Lake, Herndon, and White Elementary Schools. […]

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