Category: Local Politics

David Ralston on Local Education Control: Disingenuous, A Hypocrite, Or….

Figuring out Speaker David Ralston’s political philosophy is like putting together a puzzle but the pieces don’t match the picture on the box. Case in point on education.In May “the way it should be” done is by having  local school boards sort out their allotment of money. After all, the decent Speaker from Blue Ridge

Governor and Lt. Governor To FAA: Spaceport Camden Is Go For Launch

A lot of the focus of economic growth is around the metro Atlanta area….which makes since due to the fact that the majority of Georgia’s population works and/or resides in the metro area.  However, South Georgia is getting some well-deserved attention not just because of the Savannah port, but because of Spaceport Camden.  Spaceport Camden

Norcross Site Possible for HQ2

Gwinnett County could make a serious bid for Amazon’s HQ2. Earlier on Monday the county’s Urban Redevelopment Agency announced it plans to buy the OFS campus at I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard (the giant brown campus on the left if you’re heading north on I-85. The previous owner was Bausch & Lomb) for a paltry

My Semi-Conspiratorial Theory on Atlanta’s Cyber Attack and Corruption Investigation.

Get your tinfoil ready, folks because this one is gonna be a doozy. The cyber attack that crippled Atlanta (to the the tune of 2.7 million-plus taxpayer clams) six weeks ago continues to reverberate and it all feels a bit too convenient. Just after we learn about former Mayor Kasim Reed’s questionable bonuses it turns

Non-Atlanta Fultonians: TONIGHT You Can Lead the MARTA Expansion Discussion

Should we or shouldn’t we? If you have an opinion on MARTA extending it’s reach to the nether regions of Fulton County and reside in the county but not Atlanta , tonight marks the first night you can give elected officials your thoughts. Four meetings are scheduled throughout Fulton (dates and locations below) as part

Bottoms Declares Victory; Norwood Says It Isn’t Over; Other Election Results

Keisha Lance Bottoms has claimed victory in the Atlanta Mayor’s race runoff, after 100% of precincts showed her with a lead of about 750 votes – eerily similar to Norwood’s last attempt to become Mayor versus Kasim Reed. Norwood gave a spirited defense of her candidacy, noting that there are still some outstanding military overseas