Her nickname was “Mayor of Summerhill” for a reason.
Category: Maggie Lee
Freedom Park working on new plan for its 200+ Atlanta acres. Your thoughts wanted.
This is the first big review of the park in a generation
North Georgia candidates testify to conservative credentials in congressional runoffs
Trump, COVID-19 and conservative credentials got the most attention.
Georgians can arrest each other. But should they be able to?
A fire that started in Brunswick over citizen’s arrest has reached the Georgia state Capitol.
Atlanta mayor, City Council endorse police “transformation.” Details and timeline yet to come.
There’s been a tension: Atlanta leaders do want police, but they want a “transformation” too.
Georgia Legislature goes home. Here’s a wrap of health care and criminal justice bills.
Limits on businesses’ COVID-19 liability, a micro-Medicaid expansion and more.
Hate crimes proposal drives Georgia legislators apart — but consensus may be near
Not all the splits in the Legislature are partisan.
‘Defund the police’ didn’t pop up overnight. A metro Atlanta activist explains.
“Millions of children go to school where there are many cops, but not one nurse.”
Voices in Georgia streets demand change. That usually takes a while.
If these protests “feel different,” it’s also true that change is liable to be slow.
Atlanta church, bar, cemetery joining national historic registry
The listing preserves the stories of each site.
City of Atlanta draft budget avoids furloughs — and most new hiring
Atlanta city departments will be asked how they might cut budgets by 5-10%.
East Point Mayor: Make sure development happens “with” residents, not “to” them
“What we do have is a real belief in the fact that things can be different.”
Georgia rolls out $1 million welcome mat for Macy’s Midtown tech hub
Georgia wouldn’t have offered $1 million if they didn’t think it was necessary, said a state leader.
Cutting your budget? So will Georgia, Fulton, Atlanta and other local governments.
Layoffs, furloughs and some shorter school years were the result the last time the economy fell off a cliff …
Georgia has COVID testing capacity, leaders urge people to get tested
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp at the Capitol on April 27. Credit: screenshot By Maggie Lee Georgians who have even mild COVID-19 symptoms can and should get tested, say Georgia’s governor and its top public health official. “If you’re feeling bad, if you have those symptoms that I went over … body pain, cough, fever … […]
A former surgeon general wants this to be the last pandemic that’s worse for black Americans
Even work puts black and brown people at higher risk of sickness of now.
Thousands call about adopting Atlanta pets during pandemic
In this far-from-normal time, people are seeking pets.
Fulton courts aren’t acting on evictions — for now
There’s more demand for rental assistance than nonprofits can handle.
216-acre southeast Atlanta forest headed for permanent preservation
It’s bigger than Cascade Nature Preserve or Piedmont Park.
COVID-19 may cast shade on sunny local government budgets
“We just have no idea at this time what sort of expenses we’re going to have associated with this emergency.”