Category: Miscellaneous

Jamie Dupree Finds A New Voice

Those of you who listen to WSB in Atlanta may remember newscasts with Washington updates from Jamie Dupree.  Jamie lost his voice in the spring of 2016 due to a medical condition called “Tongue Protrusion Dystonia”.  The condition leaves, as he explains in this blog entry from last December, him with a strained, strangled voice. 

New Bipartisan Effort To Prevent HQ2 Coming To Atlanta

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore wasn’t content to let Casey Cagle work on keeping HQ2 out of Atlanta. She let it know she’s “not the biggest fan” of Amazon setting up shop in Atlanta. “I just think it will accelerate some of the gentrification and affordability [issues in Atlanta]” President Moore said on WABE’s

From ’06 to ’18–Georgia’s Vastly Different Political Landscape

Twelve years is a long time in politics but just how long? In 2006 both Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls called for a special session of the legislature to write a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Georgia. Now both candidates are telling voters they are the most progressive and committed to equality. One example of how

The Army’s Future Possibly Coming to Atlanta

Atlanta is one of 15 finalists for the Army’s new “Future Command”. Part of a broader modernization effort from the military, the Future Command will focus specifically on how “the Army researches, develops, and procures new equipment.” The Army announced that the Future Command must be a city with access to academia and business expertise. Which

Cong. Bishop Voices “Serious Concerns” with SNAP Reforms

Georgia’s Second Congressional District has the highest number of SNAP recipients in the state–more than 57,000. So it’s especially noteworthy when the district’s representative is alarmed at reforms to the program. Sanford Bishop said in a recently-released statement the proposed Trump administration reforms could “exacerbate” existing woes for needy families (Bishop ever so helpfully noted