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Perdue, Wilson, Loudermilk Prevail in 2014 Primary Run-off Elections

(APN) ATLANTA -- on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Georgians voted in the 2014 General Primary Run-off and General Nonpartisan Run-off Elections. STATEWIDE In the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Run-off, David Perdue, cousin of former Gov. Sonny Pe...

Better Georgia Steps on GOP’s Last Nerve; Faces Ethics Complaint; Dodges Another

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA -- Better Georgia's publicizing on Gov. Nathan Deal's ethics scandals has upset Republican activists to the point that two Georgia Republicans filed ethics charges against the ...

Speaker Decries Israeli Violence as Hostile Takeover, as Protests Escalate (UPDATE 1)

  With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale (APN) DECATUR -- On July 09, 2014, Dr. Jeff Halper, an Israeli in the U.S., spoke at Oakhurst Baptist Church on issues involving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including home demolitions...

Clayton County Citizens Will Get to Vote on MARTA Penny this November

(APN) JONESBORO -- In an eleventh hour, nail biting, last ditch effort, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, in a three to one vote, on Saturday, July 05, 2014, agreed to let Clayton citizens decide on the one penny sales tax to fund MARTA s...

Clayton Commission Approves Half-Penny MARTA Referendum, MARTA Requires Full Penny to Join

(APN) JONESBORO -- The Clayton County Board of Commissions met Tuesday night, July 01, 2014, to vote on whether to allow a referendum that would allow Clayton voters to vote on levying either a half penny or a penny sales tax in Clayton County, to...

Hunger Strike at Stewart Detention Ends in Pepper Spray, Lock Down

(APN) ATLANTA -- Hundreds of Inmates at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia staged a hunger strike because of deplorable conditions at the Center.   It began last week when inmates refused to eat spoiled food with maggots in the beans and...

National Civil and Human Rights Museum Opens in Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA -- Earlier this week, Atlanta’s new National Civil and Human Rights Museum opened to the public.  The museum is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr., Boulevard, between the World of Coca-Cola museum and the Georgia Aquarium.  The land was d...

Savannah River Site Becoming World’s Nuclear Dumping Ground, despite Safety Risks

(APN) ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is close to finalizing plans to accept highly radioactive commercial spent nuclear fuel from Germany to be deposited at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, according to news reports...

USDA Declares Georgia’s Food Stamp Drug Testing Law to be Illegal

(APN) ATLANTA -- We told you so.  As it turns out, State Rep. Greg Morris's (R-Vidalia) House Bill 772--requiring food stamp recipients to be drug tested if a state worker had a so-called “reasonable suspicion” that the recipient might be using dr...

Activists Seek to Expand “Ban the Box” Ex-Prisoner Employment Reform in Georgia

Photograph by Gloria Tatum   (APN) DECATUR -- On Monday, June 02, 2014, activists held an informational meeting at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church regarding so-called “Ban the Box” policies that prohibit certain employers from questioning jo...