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Killer Mike gives FOX the business

If you know the contentious history between Fox News hosts and hip-hop artists, you know why I had to post this. Throughout the wide range of media platforms Killer Mike has taken to over the past week and a half, his message urgingShow More Summary

Read Killer Mike op-ed on Ferguson, police militarization and the future of America

If you're unfamiliar with Killer Mike — the outspoken rapper, the community activist, the business owner, the college dropout and guest collegiate speaker, the wise giver of counsel, the card-carrying NRA member, the former drug peddler...Show More Summary

Morning Reads–Summer’s Swansong Edition

Everyone knows that summer is the premier season. Unfortunately, Summer 2014 Edition is coming to a close. Time for a summertime appreciation: “Summertime” by Billy Stewart. A hearty good morn’ to my 4,272,299 fellow ATLiens! Moody’s predicts Atlanta’s sewer rates to stay the same until 2016.  The real numbers that spell doom for Michelle Nunn. […]

Interesting Dunwoody related items to cross my desk.

Tonight - 7 pm Common Core Meeting comes to Dunwoody High School tonight. State Board of Education member Barbara Hampton will host a public hearing on Common Core Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School. The hearing will be the second hosted by state board members, who have been ordered by Gov. Show More Summary

Gary A. Rapp of LR Kimball gives update on City of Dunwoody CAD to CAD Interface project.

Video of presentation. Full Map of Duplicative Intersections in Dunwoody. Update on CAD to CAD Interface by Gary A. Rapp, LR KimballIn July 2014 the city of Dunwoody partnered with LR Kimball (Kimball) to manage the completion of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) to CAD interface project. Show More Summary

VIDEO PREMIERE: Vito Romeo – “Emily”

Video Rahim may be Atlanta’s foremost local music video director, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t above a little formula now and then...

Fighting Foreclosures and the Avondale 4

The Occupy movement here didn’t quite die a couple of years ago, despite the dysfunction and internecine ideological struggles. It’s not that they didn’t have direction; it’s that they had a thousand directions. A group of like-minded activists picked one – bank foreclosures – then started picking fights. Often, they’ve won. But when they’ve won, […]

Morning Reads: A Reflection

Having posted more than 10 items since my last Morning Reads, one song seems to fit this scenario: “Your Mind is On Vacation” by Mose Allison. Nunn and Carter, two centrist Democrats, may herald a new era of progressivism. 93,000+ parking spaces in downtown Atlanta; the vast majority of which are unused in many parts.  […]

RIP: Phil Foil

My friend Phil Foil passed away last night after a long fight with cancer. Phil served the state of Georgia as a Deputy Commissioner and later Chief Operating Officer in the Department of Community Affairs and also as the Executive Director of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. He is survived by his wife Paula and […]

sotd: Sia – Chandelier

Let’s be honest, this is not just a song of the day kind of a song; it has been my song of the moment since it first came out. I have been living for this song, and after seeing the… Read more ?

Morning Reads You Love and Want

The only things greater than these Morning Reads: LeBron James, “The Fast and the Furious” franchise and KISS. “Ain’t Quite Right” from Paul Stanley’s solo album.  Ace Frehely has re-ignited tensions  KISS Army thought were long buried. New York Times video on Jason Carter.  Because, you know, if you’re reading a Georgia political blog, you […]

STREAM: Raury – “Cigarette Song”

Raury is the future. Or at least that’s what he’ll have you believe. The underground phenom may have just graduated...

Vernon Jones And The Politics of Drinking Clorox

Vernon Jones’ political career is over. He may run for other offices in DeKalb County. He will lose. It is inconceivable for him to wrangle an appointed role in executive authority in government after last night’s three-to-one loss to Sheriff Jeff Mann. He may have political advice to give others, but I doubt it will […]

Post-Runoff Morning Reads

We have our ballot!  The not-live live version of “Hard Luck Woman” from KISS.  Roughly 600,000 votes were cast on Tuesday.  For those curious, that’s 6% of the population. Anemic turnout in Macon.  Nate Cohn says GA Democrats now “have a shot.” “ If you like a good political fight, this will be one to watch. […]

AG Olens Marriage Equality Brief: Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Sometimes fate conspires with you. It certainly did with Attorney General Sam Olens, who released his brief for Georgia’s marriage equality case (Innis v. Adderhold) on one of the busiest days of Georgia’s political calendar. When a political figure acknowledges his position on the losing side of history (“Plaintiffs may well be right that our nation […]

Dunwoody Elementary crossing guard makes City a proposal to assist with troubled intersection at the High School.

Video At the Dunwoody City Council Meeting on Monday, Mr. Larry Adams the crossing guard at Dunwoody Elementary presented the City Council with a proposal to assist with traffic control at Dunwoody High School both in the morning and afternoon after his shift at DES. Show More Summary

July 16?s Best Morning Reads

There’s a true sense of wonder and excitement in the streets of Atlanta this week. That’s because KISS will be here soon. “You Matter to Me” by Peter ‘Catman’ Criss… He will not be performing on Friday, however. A week after being named UPS CEO, Dave Abney speaks out for fair-trade agreements, says drone delivery […]

Botched Aug 2013 DeKalb County boil water advisory affects hundreds of thousands - also issue not noted in annual report to consumers.

Video A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that DeKalb water officials made a serious error with a public health warning last summer. The head of the agency downplayed the scale of the risk, even as complaints poured in from all over the county. Show More Summary

Morning Reads: July 9 Edition

Germany just scored again. “Escape from the Island” by KISS. CDC just got a few “forgotten” vials of smallpox.  It is a little less than comforting to know there are forgotten smallpox vials sitting in cardboard boxes. Jason Carter’s comments that Governor Deal has “the worst record on education” in the history of Georgia is […]

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