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YOUR VOICE: Are President Obama’s plans to shut down the Gwantomino Bay prison, a good idea?

Donna Roberts, Clarkston “It’s a good idea. It will be one of those things that he promised to do while running for office that he will do before he leaves. He should keep his promise.”

Battle Ground South: Clinton vs. Sanders

he election calendar may have Democrats voting next in South Carolina, but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are eyeing bigger prizes in March, a month that will determine whether the Vermont senator can keep pace in the White House race.

Governor says changes in works on religious exemptions bill

Georgia’s governor indicated Monday that changes are coming to a bill allowing faith-based organizations to refuse service to gay couples without repercussion.

Third Annual Women 2 Women Conference, March 5 in Atlanta

Women from across the country will convene in Atlanta Saturday, March 5 for the Third Annual Women 2 Women Conference at the Omni International Hotel.

GEORGIA NEWS BRIEFS

A day after approving a bill to allow concealed guns on college campuses, Georgia House members have backed a separate measure permitting Tasers and other electroshock weapons on campus grounds.

More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. The alternative for the newborn, she was told, was to put him up for adoption.

‘Feel the Bern’ Rally draws large crowd to Morehouse College

Nearly 5,000 people Tuesday turned out for “Feel the Bern” rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ rally at Morehouse College.

YOUR VOICE: Should girls turning 18 be required to register for Selective Service to be eligible for the military draft?

Lenora Blackwood, Lithonia “I think if they want to they should be able to sign up and do it. I don’t they should have to. I don’t think boys should have to it.”

Runner remembers relationship with Jesse Owens

Long before the movie about Jesse Owens premiering this week was made, he inspired a local Olympian who followed in his gold-medal footsteps.

YOUR VOICE: What would you like your mate to do for you on Valentine’s Day?

Corey Barksdale, Decatur “It’s pretty simple. I am not that complicated a person. What makes me happiest is when someone makes a really nice meal. One of my favorite dishes is lasagna so if my girlfriend makes it, I will ...

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,’’ that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

Attorney Billy Murphy Says Flint Residents, “living a nightmare”

Famed Baltimore Attorney William “Billy” Murphy Jr., has filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging a pattern of behavior by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the mayor and other officials that Murphy said violated the constitutional rights of those who are ...

The Metro Board: U.S. Rep. Lewis announces $34 million in grants coming to 5th District

The office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) has released a list of organizations that will receive $34,399,004 in federal grants.

South Metro Development Conference to Showcase Current Economic Expansion and a Lavish Future

Attendees will gain updates on Economic Development, Millennial Movement, Cyber South, Education and Airport Aerotropolis progress

Mayor Reed: The State of Atlanta is Great! Continued from front page

Atlanta has reclaimed its spot as the dominate economy in the Southeast, Mayor Kasim Reed Thursday said during his annual State of the City address before a capacity audience of mostly business and civic leaders at the Georgia World Congress ...