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Trump codefendant won’t be suspended from Georgia senate despite charges: report

A three-member panel decided against suspending Georgia state Sen. Shawn Still, who has been charged in the Fulton County election racketeering case for falsely signing a document declaring himself an elector, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday. “Gov. Brian Kemp’s office said the decision by the review panel — which included Attorney General Carr, House Majority Leader Chuck Efstration and Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch — ends the inquiry into whether Still can serve in

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Sen. Jon Ossoff introduces legislation to ban Congress from trading stocks

Georgia democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff is introducing legislation that would ban all members of Congress and their households from directly trading stocks. Under the proposal, elected officials would have to place their investments into a blind trust to prevent them from using inside information that they have access to as part of their office. “My view is that the conflicts of interest, the appearance of conflicts of interest is too great. And public confidence

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Local Craft brewery owner says Georgia law creates roadblocks to distributing beer

Craft breweries have been a booming business in Georgia. Over the past decade, the state grew from 22 breweries to more than 170 local establishments. The industry adds $2 million to the state’s economy annually. However, Nathan Cowan, one of the co-owners of Eventide Brewing in Grant Park, says the brewing industry is on thin ice, with several small local brewers having to shut their doors. Cowan blames a state law that requires breweries to

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Road closures this weekend for Mableton Parkway

The Gist: Mableton Parkway drivers, take note: the road’s getting a facelift this weekend, which means you’ll face lane closures Friday and Sunday nights. What Happened?: Crews will be hard at work on Mableton Parkway, also known as SR 139, this Friday and Sunday. They’ll start at 9 p.m. both nights and wrap up by 6 a.m. the next mornings. The lane closures stretch from the line between Cobb and Fulton counties down to Veterans

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U.S. Soccer to move headquarters, build training center in Atlanta

ATLANTA – The U.S. Soccer Federation is moving its headquarters from Chicago to Atlanta and building the first-ever National Training Center in the metro area, the organization announced Friday. The Arthur M. Blank Foundation is contributing $50 million toward the state-of-the art facility, which will house U.S. Soccer’s nine teams. The money also will be […] The Georgia Sun Read More