Cobb County will pretreat bridges ahead of snow and ice

Cobb County Department of Transportation crews loaded up spreaders and tested their inclement weather equipment today in preparation for possible wintry weather this weekend. Weather forecasters say a mixture of ice and snow could impact Cobb starting early Sunday morning. Crews plan on pretreating select bridges, overpasses, and known trouble spots across the county starting around 6 p.m. on Saturday.  DOT crews will man shifts around the clock into Monday to treat roads and respond to

Zoo Atlanta mourns death of 59-year-old gorilla

Zoo Atlanta announced today the death of Choomba, a 59-year-old female western lowland gorilla. The second-oldest gorilla at Zoo Atlanta, Choomba was also the fourth-oldest gorilla in the world. The Animal Care and Veterinary Teams had been monitoring Choomba closely in recent days following a marked decline in her physical condition due to advanced arthritis and other age-related complications. Given her poor prognosis and with concern for her comfort and quality of life, the teams made

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Reporter’s Notebook: Councilmember Norwood’s private election monitoring finds no issues

Let’s take a look at this week in Georgia History.  On Jan. 14, 1940, Julian Bond was born. Bond was a leader throughout the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. In 1960, he helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and organized voter drives.  He was elected to the Georgia House in 1965, but the body The post Reporter’s Notebook: Councilmember Norwood’s private election monitoring finds no issues appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

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Unrigging democracy: Georgia’s foray into ranked-choice voting

The nine-month-old Georgia Election Integrity Act has been a source of political friction since its inception, but it may prove beneficial to some Georgians in upcoming elections. Buried inside the controversial election-reform law, Senate Bill 202, is a novel voting option for Georgia voters serving in the military or living overseas: ranked-choice voting. This year for the The post Unrigging democracy: Georgia’s foray into ranked-choice voting appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

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Commission suggests supersizing Atlanta’s housing opportunity bond program

A year after City of Atlanta leaders launched a $100 million housing opportunity bond program, an extra-governmental commission of planning and development experts this week teased the idea of scaling the program up to as much as $250 million. In January 2021, the Atlanta City Council approved then-Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ executive order to issue $50 million The post Commission suggests supersizing Atlanta’s housing opportunity bond program appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

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MARTA attracts interest in devising plans for two suburban stations

A Boston firm, the Collaborative, sent its CEO to Atlanta to learn more about MARTA’s intent to hire a consultant to create master plans to guide future development around two stations at the ends of its East-West line. The post MARTA attracts interest in devising plans for two suburban stations appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More