Category: Miscellaneous

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

Tex Mclver Free on Bail

Two months after a judge set a $750,000 bond for Atlanta attorney and former member of the Georgia Board of Elections, Tex Mclver, the AJC is reporting that the accused raised the 10% needed to walk free until his trial. Mclver is accused of murdering his wife, Dianne, in September of 2016. Mclver maintains it