The Atlanta City Council on Monday voted to begin negotiations to purchase the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in midtown, hoping to turn the building into a police station. The meeting was a controversial one, with many protesters present decrying the decision. Others though applauded the Council, saying that the shelter is poorly run and a blight on the neighborhood and that dispersing homeless citizens to better nearby shelters is better for all involved. Anyone who’s driven by the Peachtree-Pine location recently likely agrees with the latter, and the City Council’s decision to clean up the neighborhood has their ship RISING…
It was inevitable that some Georgia state reps. would be dismayed by the proposed redistricted map, the first draft of which was unveiled this week. Eight representatives, six Democrats and two Republicans, have been drawn into the same districts. Among those – Democratic Reps. Sam Park and Greg Kennard of Lawrenceville, Reps. Teri Anulewicz and Doug Stoner of Smyrna, and Republican Reps. Beth Camp of Concord and David Knight of Griffin. The maps will be debated and potentially updated during the special session but for incumbent legislators drawn into the same districts the ship is DRIFTING…
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