Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill authorizing a state takeover of what he calls “chronically failing schools,’’ setting up a vote on a constitutional amendment needed to enact the new policy.
MovementForward, a new human and civil rights group, announced its launch on Thursday at a press conference at the Atlanta Press Club. The organization’s launch included the revelation of its plan to implement a modern-day freedom ride excursion. MovementForward will ...
Five Georgia counties - Chatham, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale - have gone from being majority white to places where no single racial or ethnic group holds a majority, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Atlanta city officials say they’re planning to offer a federally-supported program to provide meals to low-income children during summer break from school.
he Georgia House has approved a transportation plan that members say will raise $900 million through changes to the state’s gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.
Ten year old Willie Myrick of East Point is one “blessed” young boy who can testify that singing the praises of God can save your life.
State Rep. Allen Peake said Monday he will make a pitch to a powerful Senate committee later this week to meld two widely-divergent medical marijuana bills passed by the upper and lower chambers of the General Assembly.
Although they never knew what specific projects the $250 million bond packaged would fixed, Atlanta voters passed a bond package aimed at fixing aging infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and buildings.
APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen receives inaugural Phoenix Award during Selma’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent and Selma native, Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, received the inaugural Phoenix Award from The Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Foundation and Museum, Inc. March 8, in Selma, AL.
Honorees include Antoinette Tuff, a community hero, Judge Glenda A. Hatchett, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dr. Bernice A. King, and Sisters-in-Law Attorneys Janice and Davida Mathis.
While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit her in the hospital.
A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down ...
When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials.
The office of Congressman John Lewis along with the Small Business Administration is holding a small business forum for businesses in the metro Atlanta area, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, East Atlanta Branch Library, 400 Flat Shoals ...
Atlanta and the metro region are coming out of the Great Recession with the throttle fully open, according to Mayor Kasim Reed’s annual State of the City address given to an audience of business, civic and community people Wednesday (Feb. ...