Category: Local Politics

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

Fulton County Tax Digest Rejected by the Ga DOR, BOE and APS blocked from collecting

Fulton County is just busy being Fulton County, but this time it’s affecting the county tax digest in a way that goes well beyond Fulton County government. The Georgia Department of Revenue has rejected Fulton County’s 2017 tax digest in its entirety until the matter goes before a judge. Collections are completely halted. The state’s

KSU Protest Led by State Representative.

State Representative Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs) is assigned to the committee that determines which public universities in Georgia get tax dollars.  Recently, an open records request uncovered Ehrhart used his position to pressure the President of Kennesaw State University to act in favor of his personal bias.  Ehrhart was apparently offended by the KSU cheerleaders’