On lakeside living and LGBT culture in DeKalb County’s smallest municipality
In 2012, arts consultant Kathie deNobriga succeeded a CDC scientist as mayor of Pine Lake, a sylvan city of 800 residents and DeKalb County’s smallest. Tucked away near Stone Mountain, Pine Lake is just a quarter square mile and has a police force of three.Read more
The former Atlanta mayor’s connection to Stephen Colbert goes back a generation.
Despite a busy schedule, former Atlanta mayor and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young says he didn’t hesitate for a moment about participating in the Colbert Report finale. “Being there last night was part of what I call the Colbert phenomenon,” Young said Friday morning as he flew back from New York.Read more
The first female mayor of this Fayette County community on the state of the city, its citizens, and where she takes visitors
Elected in a December 2013 runoff, Fleisch, a former CNN producer, became the first female mayor of this Fayette County planned community of 35,000, best known for its network of golf cart paths.Read more
College Football Hall of Fame vs. the Hyatt: What the GOP and Dem “victory” venues say about this year’s election in Georgia
The face of Georgia is changing, which only one party seems to realize.
You can argue about campaign strategists and outside money and the candidates’ resumes and who used social media better. And each candidate has made mistakes. But here’s the reason these races are so tight: the GOP candidates simply don’t reflect Georgia.Read more
Forget Nate Silver or Nate Cohn. What about NFL voting forecast?
Election Day is all about voter groups. The Minority Vote. The Women’s Vote. Someone reportedly has paid to put up misleading signs to suppress the College Vote. But no one ever talks about the Tailgate Vote. That is, until Bloomberg Politics joined with the Resonate analytics firm to gauge the political leanings of each NFL […]Read more
Residents claim the city’s issuance of bonds was unconstitutional
This morning, the Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments on whether or not the city’s issuance of $200 million worth of bonds to help fund the $1.2 billion retractable-roof facility is constitutional.Read more
The latest exchange was little more than a rehash of campaign attack ads. Also, Libertarian Amanda Swafford chimed in.
The hour-long session amounted to little more than a re-hashing of Nunn and Perdue’s negative campaign ads, with the occasional oddball interjection by Swafford. It would have been more efficient to stay home and watch the ads on the candidates’ Facebook pages.Read more
Five questions the Georgia state ethics investigation of Governor Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign never answered
(And what we found trying to answer them)
The state ethics commission is a mess, its organization and reputation in shambles. It’s forked over $3 million to four fired employees who blamed a cover-up in an investigation of Governor Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign, then fired its most recent director last month after a judge said she’d been “dishonest and nontransparent.”Read more
In a wide-ranging exchange that included ethics, Ebola, education funding, and the suspension of Todd Gurley, the candidates attacked each other more directly. And Libertarian Andrew Hunt threw a few curveballs into the mix.
If Deal seems vexed, it’s understandable. In a state that favors incumbents and still leans right, the GOP governor should be cruising to re-election. But this race, which is Deal’s to lose, remains tied and possibly headed for a run-off.Read more