Author: edatlanta

Atlanta Had Fourth-Most Growth From 2010

Here’s a temporary reprieve from Coronapol: the Census Bureau released data on the fastest-growing counties and cities of the last decade. No Georgia counties were in the top-10 fastest-growing counties. Atlanta is still the ninth-most-populous city with 6,020,364 residents as of July 1, 2019. That’s up from 5,286,718 on April 1, 2010. The extra 733,466

Nine Percent of State Senate Now Tested Positive for COVID-19

With the news that Senator Lester Jackson tested positive for coronavirus, an alarming nine percent of the State Senate has tested positive for the disease. That would be Senators Jackson and Nikema Williams (9.6% of the Democratic caucus) with their Republican colleagues Bruce Thompson, Kay Kirkpatrick and Brandon Beach (8.3% of the Republican caucus). Congressman

Cong. Johnson Endorses Biden, 90% Of Legislators To Follow?

Obviously picking up the endorsement from the congressman representing one of the most Democratic counties in the country is a boon to Joe Biden. But another nugget from The AJC‘s story on Congressman Hank Johnson’s endorsement is perhaps more interesting: [S]tate Rep. Billy Mitchell, the president-elect of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, promised

2020’s Stupidest Candidate Is In Georgia!

I’m sorry, I should be more charitable and merely say: the most quixotic. Yeah. That’s it. Angela Stanton-King qualified to run against John Lewis. That alone makes it, stupid silly. But being a Republican doubles the–whatever adjective we’re using. Having your felony pardoned by President Trump trebles that. Her platform seems to be overall thin

Carr Rejects Kemp Campaign Hacking Claim, Clears DPG

Attorney General Chris Carr’s office says there was no attempt from the DPG to hack election information during the 2018 election. Two days before the election in a totally-not-politically-motivated case based off totally-not-specious claims that Democrats had committed “possible cyber crimes” with online election databases. The AG’s memo about the state’s investigation said in short:

Mary Norwood for Mayor (of Buckhead)

There is increasing chatter about Mary Norwood becoming the next president of the Buckhead Coalition. Along with that job comes the unofficial mayorship of Buckhead. Norwood is clearly getting feedback about her replacing founding president Sam Massell. Luckily for her, there’s few people who would be more qualified than Norwood. Her decades of civic service