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Natalie Hall, who sits on the Board of Commissioners in Fulton County, Georgia, never aspired to live a life dedicated to public service. The Evanston, Illinois, native began her career in information technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Chicago’s Devry University and later earned master’s degrees in business administration and public…

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The family of Ahmaud Arbery hosted a vigil and memorial in Statesboro, Georgia, on the one-year anniversary of his violent death in rural Georgia by vigilante civilians. Arbery’s loved ones attended a memorial on Tuesday evening, Feb. 24, 2021, within the Satilla Shores subdivision, the spot where two White men allegedly killed him as he…

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The “Big Diesel” will once again operate in the role of “Big Law Enforcer” in suburban Atlanta. Well, sort of. Shaquille O’Neal, 48, has been hired as the director of community relations specialist for the sheriff’s office in Henry County, Georgia, about 3o miles south of downtown Atlanta. Henry County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Eric Jackson…

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The state of Georgia turned an even darker shade of blue Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2021, after it was announced that Democrat Jon Ossoff had defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue. Ossoff’s win in Georgia follows the victory of the Rev. Raphael Warnock over incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler earlier Wednesday morning, making the Atlanta…

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The Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated incumbent Kelly Loeffler in their hard-fought Senate runoff race in Georgia, CNN and NBC have projected. With 98 percent of the votes counted, Warnock has secured 2,230,231 votes, or 50.6 percent, so far. Loeffler currently has 2,176,048 votes, which translates to 49.4 percent of the Georgia electorate. The race…

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Black election volunteers testify to a substantial upsurge in threats of violence as an incessant stream of misinformation from embittered Republicans continues to clog the airwaves. The constant echoing of “corruption” from White House mouthpieces has had a dangerous residual effect, inspiring extremists to employ various intimidation tactics to dissuade people from casting votes. The…

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The comprehensive and multifaceted effort by Donald Trump to decertify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory continues unabated. According to a leaked telephone call obtained by The Washington Post, Trump tried to order Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to go and “find” the requisite number of votes to reverse Biden’s victory in that state. In…

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On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020,  in the heart of southwest Atlanta at the C.T. Martin Natatorium, early voting kicked off with a crowd. The night before, torrential rain had threatened to impede those eager to cast their ballots. However, as the polls opened, a line snaked out the door and the sun appeared. When U.S.…

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend appreciate the “love and support” they’ve received since losing their baby. The 34-year-old model took to social media in September to discuss their pregnancy loss, and Legend has now thanked their fans for the support they’ve subsequently been shown. He said: “We’ve heard from so many people who have gone…

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With the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election still undecided, politician Stacey Abrams is among the trending topics on Twitter this week, where thousands are recognizing her and her work in Georgia. Abrams ran unsuccessfully against Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 for governor of Georgia, but “unsuccessful” is not a word to describe Abrams’…

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