The Fulton County commissioners are moving to fight back against Georgia's election bill.The Democratic commissioners, led by Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, are sponsoring a resolution that directs the county to mitigate the negative effects of the bill Georgia Gov.Brian Kemp signed into law on March 25.
ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) - Fulton County commissioners have announced plans to combat Georgia’s new voting law.They held a news conference Tuesday to outline their efforts.They plan Wednesday to vote on a resolution directing the county attorney to fight implementation of the new law and directing the county manager and elections supervisor to expand equal access for voters.
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The city of Sandy Springs wants your opinion on which roads should be included in its second set of transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST) projects.The city will host two virtual information sessions April 26 (at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.) to gather input from the community regarding the TSPLOST 2 project list.
Atlanta Public School said it has cancelled a mass vaccination event for its teachers following the Georgia Department of Public Health and FDA’S announcements they were pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccines after people started reporting having adverse reactions to the shots.The event was scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 in partnership with Walgreens.
The family members of a woman and her young son now have answers to the decades-long cold case regarding their disappearance, but will not be able to seek justice.Acting on a tip received in August, Fulton County, Ark., Sheriff's Department Investigator Dale Weaver's investigation came to an end after the wife of a suspect admitted he told her he had murdered Angela Mack Cox and her 4-year-old son Thomas Michael “Mikey” Rettew, and burned their bodies in an outdoor home furnace.
The American Red Cross is helping 11 people after a fire in Fulton County.The fire broke out around 1:15 Monday morning at 213 South Main Street in Gloversville.Members of Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments got the fire under control in about an hour.There's extensive damage to the first and second floors of the building.
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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Some Fulton County commissioners want to direct their attorneys to look into the possibility of filing a lawsuit to stop Georgia’s controversial new voting law.The group held a news conference Tuesday to discuss a new resolution they are introducing against the law, also known as Senate Bill 202.
Citing reduced access to absentee ballot drop boxes, the loss of millions of dollars in private funds and facing possible state takeover of its often maligned elections department, Democratic Fulton County commissioners are backing a resolution that would allocate county resources to fighting the state’s new voting law.
ATLANTA - Fulton County commissioners appear to be one step closer to filing suit against the state of Georgia over its new voting law.Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman believes she has the votes need to get her voter suppression resolution passed this Wednesday.The measure affirms the county's support of federal bills HR 1 and HR 4, directs the county attorney to fight the new state bill legally, directs the county manager and elections supervisor to expand voter access, and directs the diversity and civil rights compliance officer to also protect voter rights.
FULTON COUNTY — For the fourth time in the last two weeks the Fulton County Department of Health on Tuesday issued a COVID-19 exposure warning — this time for the Gloversville Transit City bus.Health officials are warning the potential COVID-19 exposure occurred between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on these dates: April 6 — people exposed should monitor symptoms and quarantine until April 16 April 7 — people exposed should monitor symptoms and quarantine until April 17 April 8 — people exposed should monitor symptoms and quarantine until April 18 April 9 — people exposed should monitor symptoms and quarantine until April 19 According to New York State’s COVID-19 Tracker on Monday, the most recent day for new coronavirus statistics, Fulton County had a positivity rate of 4.3% and 19 new cases, a higher positive rate than any of its neighboring counties: Montgomery (4.1%, 15 new cases) Saratoga (3.3%, 45 new cases) Hamilton (3.4%, 2 new cases Thursday) or Herkimer (3.5%, 12 new cases).
ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has issued a statement in response to a Fulton County resolution opposing SB 202, which passed in the state legislature and brings about election reform in the state: "Fulton County has been failing its voters for at least 25 years," Raffensperger said.
ATLANTA, GA (WGCL) — The southeast’s largest vaccination site will no longer require an appointment for a dose, at least until Tuesday.Fulton County officials hope the temporary policy change at the Mercedes Benz Stadium will increase vaccine accessibility.The site didn’t require appointments Monday and it won’t require them through 6:30p on Tuesday.
ATLANTA - This morning, Fulton County commissioners announce efforts to prepare a legal challenge to Senate Bill 202.Fulton would become first government to sue state over Georgia’s new voting law.Here’s live video from the announcement.
Area farmers are taking advantage of dry, sunny days to get corn ground ready to plant for the season.On Monday, fifth generation Fulton County farmer Joe Campbell was working some of his corn ground in Obion County.Campbell took Thunderbolt News around the field in his tractor, as he applied fertilizer to the ground.
Release: Carr: Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Unit Indicts Three for Public Corruption Charges ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr recently announced that the office’s Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Unit has indicted* three former state employees for public corruption charges.