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Former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron were recently joined by a host of Georgia-based politicians, community leaders, and education advocates, including chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America Tommy Dortch and Lisa-Marie Haygood of the Georgia PTA, to oppose a constitutional amendment allowing the state to take…

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has joined the growing list of governors who are opposed to accepting Syrian refugees in their state. Gov. Deal issued the following statement today: “In light of the terror attacks in Paris, I’ve issued an executive order directing state agency heads to prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Georgia,” said…

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  Artist Andy Davis was handpicked by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to create the statue of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., earlier this month. Davis had created many high profile sculptures throughout the state and his appointment was held in high regard for creating the MLK Jr. statue that will stand on the grounds of…

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It is being reported that a shady backroom deal has taken place regarding pending legislation on medical marijuana in Georgia. For the past year and a half, the push for legalization of a specific form of cannabis oil and marijuana to treat seizure disorders and other medical conditions seemed to be on track for legislative…

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In a move that has taken the state of Georgia by surprise, it was announced yesterday that almost 1,154 immigrant minor detainees have been settled in Georgia. This action comes in response to the flood of thousands of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally to escape poverty and violence in Central America. Gov. Nathan Deal…

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Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014,” becomes law on July 1, 2014, and was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday, April 24. The law expands the right to carry to schools, churches, bars and airports. While it will take years to reverse the extreme laws sailing through the Georgia General Assembly, it took…

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On Monday, July 15, a special three-person panel recommended suspension for DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis who was indicted in June 2013 for 15 counts of extortion. Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he would be suspended, effective immediately. Deal appointed District 5 Commissioner Lee May to replace Ellis in the  interim. In December 2012, rolling out was among…

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After last week’s Supreme Court ruling, Republicans across the nation did not hide their disdain for the decision in support of the Affordable Care Act.  Instead, they openly vowed to fight the ruling tooth and nail, even vilifying one of their own, the conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. Now, GOP governors across several states have put…

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