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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, May 16
On Friday, the Atlanta open was canceled and more businesses began to re-open. Here’s your Saturday morning update.
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Friday, May 15
On Thursday, Georgia's unemployment rate continued to rise and Zoo Atlanta announced its re-opening. Here’s your Friday morning update.
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond: “You call me when the house is on fire.”
Some politicians follow their gut when taking action. Others follow the votes. Michael Thurmond follows the flowchart.
A massive water main break shut off water across DeKalb County and residents are not happy
Many DeKalb County residents had a rude awakening this morning when they turned on their showers and faucets to find, well, nothing. Sometime before 4:30 in the morning, a 48-inch transmission water main broke and flooded a section of Buford Highway north of I-285.
Michael Thurmond’s biggest challenge won’t be with DeKalb voters
As a government reformer launches a bid to become county CEO, state lawmakers threaten to eliminate the job altogether
Reinstating DeKalb board will not help keep accreditation
Five of the six suspended DeKalb County school board members have asked the governor to give them back their jobs. All have a common message: My reinstatement would “more likely than not” improve the district’s chances to remain accredited.
Why Michael Thurmond has a chance to save DeKalb schools
It was an encounter worthy of a reality TV show. A roomful of parents and homeowners, angry and distrustful and ready to bolt from the disgraced DeKalb County schools. The new superintendent standing before them with one shot to win them over.