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The Metro Board - Oct. 17-23-2014

(News and information about the people and organizations working to make Metro Atlanta a better place to live. Send your items for this page to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com).

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis:

The long protracted, complex and often time heated corruption trial of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis showed some signs of heading towards a mistrial Wednesday morning. That is what many trial watchers are thinking after jurors were ordered to resume deliberations.

Korean Wig Shop Owners Feel Pinch of Globalization

ATLANTA — For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U. S. wig industry — a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile ...

Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you “superpowers'' that will translate into employer trust and other “good karma'' that will eventually come back around to your purse.

New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.

ATLANTA (AP) - A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents - including media mogul Ted Turner - who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the ...

At 90, Jimmy Carter is back campaigning in Georgia

ALBANY, Georgia (AP) - It's been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor.

Your Voice 10-17-13-2014: With the death of the first Ebola victim here in the U.S., do you think we are doing enough to secure ourselves from the Ebola epidemic?

With the death of the first Ebola victim here in the U.S., do you think we are doing enough to secure ourselves from the Ebola epidemic?

The Metro Board - Oct. 10-16-2014

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It’s the Old vs The Young For Governor

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia’s uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first ...

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on last Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, ...

Eric Holder leaves mixed legal legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights ...

Mayor Reed: Plenty of potential Hawks buyers

The mayor has already heard from plenty of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks. And the city is ready to kick in a hefty sum to make the deal happen.

Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

Metro Board (Sept.19-25)

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