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Get Ready, Set, VOTE!

If your mind has become numb from the daily deluge of mostly useless information about the longest Presidential race in recent memory, in the words of Taylor Swift, it’s time to shake it off and to focus on the local ...

Deal Vetoes Campus-Carry Concealed Gun Bill

Georgia’s Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year.

In Atlanta Black Lives Matter

It is official. Black Lives Matter has a chapter in Atlanta. Last December their inaugural meeting at the Big Bethel Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue convened more than 150 participants. A diversity of elders, students, artists, activists, men, women elected ...

Coke: Hometown soda on the fade

Coca-Cola saw the popularity of its namesake sodas decline in key markets around the world during the first quarter, reflecting a mix of changing tastes, challenging economic conditions and a shifting business strategy. The world’s biggest beverage maker said Wednesday ...

Gov. Deal Attacks Georgia’s School to Prison Pipeline

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says his controversial plan to takeover failing public schools will help reduce the number of Georgia students going through the school-to-prison pipeline.

Georgia schools could see dramatic changes in next 2 years

Georgia’s education system could see some dramatic changes in the next two years, as Gov. Nathan Deal shifts his first-term focus on prisons and courts to education.

Get Ready for Zika!

The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer.

Program helps Atlanta police officers buy homes in the city

A new program helps Atlanta police officers achieve the dream of home ownership while at the same time aiming to increase police visibility and improve engagement between officers and the community.

Morris Brown College Still Standing After 135 Years

It may come as a surprise to many and news to some despite having an enrollment of less than 75 students, the historic Morris Brown College is not closed.

Atlanta School Board Approves Turnaround plan

Sometimes a major change can be a hard pill to swallow. Thus was the case Monday night when the Atlanta Board of Education unanimously voted to approve school superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s turnaround plan for some of the system’s worst schools.

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.

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.

‘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.

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 ...

State GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents

Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.