The book offers a frank look back at Carter’s public and private life. Here, the story of his contentious race for state Senate in 1962.
I decided to run for office in 1962, after the Supreme Court ruled in Baker v. Carr that all votes had to be weighted as equally as possible. This resulted in the termination of Georgia’s “county unit” system, where some rural votes equaled 100 votes in urban areas.Read more
The ouster of the good government group’s director is the latest move in a shift from nonpartisan to progressive
Earlier Tuesday, Common Cause Georgia executive director William Perry parted ways with the group after more than four years, the latest move in a string of recent shakeups within the organization’s Georgia chapter.Read more
Georgia’s new importance in candidate selection reflected by GOP turnout
The GOP candidates now have a greater incentive to spend their time coming down South to sing the praises of peanuts and Waffle House in Georgia rather than corn and fried Oreos in Iowa. The Southern right also hopes the increased importance of the six-state voting bloc will encourage candidates to hew more closely to conservative principles and messaging.Read more
Board boots its own hand-picked investigator, Mike Bowers, out of meeting in its rush to approve incentives
One would think that having former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers literally waiting in the wings to tell the DeKalb County Commission how riddled with corruption its county is—“rotten to the core” is how he put it in a letter this week to the county—might engender a sense of fiscal restraint in the board.Read more
An upcoming runoff for Brookhaven’s Gold Dome seat between Taylor Bennett and J. Max Davis carries statewide implications.
Democratic attorney Taylor Bennett and Republican ex-Mayor J. Max Davis battle over Brookhaven statehouse seat.Read more
How did running a nationally scrutinized state Senate race prepare her for the new job?
After a shellacking by David Perdue in the 2014 Georgia U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn wanted to take her time deciding what to do next. Her son, Vinson, was less patient.Read more
Georgia NAACP’s Francys Johnson: ”The logical conclusion of racism is genocide.”
Johnson’s address in the sanctuary of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church capped a march of about 200 activists, who had made their way from the state capitol steps to the church in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district in memory of the nine people killed in Wednesday’s shooting at Emanuel AME church.Read more
Commentary: It’s Memorial Day Weekend, Atlanta Streetcar is operating only one trolley, and that’s a problem.
The system is on a reduced schedule during one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Yesterday, I walked to work past the giant electronic billboard above 218 Peachtree Street and glimpsed an ad for the Atlanta Streetcar. It’s a modified version of a promotion that aired in Times Square back in April. “Downtown Atlanta is on the move,” proclaims the tagline. That might be the case. Too bad that the […]Read more
On the quiet Cherokee County city’s growth and becoming an accidental politician
Since winning the 2008 election, septuagenarian Doris A. Jones has been mayor (annual pay: $4,600) of Waleska, a scenic city of 640 residents in northwest Cherokee County. Jones takes pride in Waleska’s main attractions: Reinhardt University and nearby Lake Arrowhead.Read more