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
Featuring Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson, and … a demon sheep?
In a somewhat puzzling show of corporate synergy, sibling network CNN has released a cover of “Too Many Cooks,” the wickedly clever sitcom genre parody that aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.Read more
The gap between the city’s rich and poor remains the highest in the country. Here’s why that matters for middle class city dwellers—and suburbanites.
The richest Atlanta households earn almost 20 times more than the city’s poorest residents: $288,159 compared to $14,988.Read more
The rest of the world might have responded with scorn, but that will only fuel Dollar’s faithful supporters.
Dollar enabled an old-school sales compliance technique practiced by everyone who’s worked a phone during an NPR membership drive. The good reverend can come back with a more modest request and cite the struggle of fundraising in a faithless world. His people will fall for it. And by laughing at Dollar, we’re helping him.Read more
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