Category: Press

Atlanta cannot annex South Fulton neighborhoods, court rules

Written by Arielle Kass - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jun 5, 2017 | News

The state supreme court nixed Atlanta’s expansion efforts Monday when justices decided that five neighborhoods the city attempted to annex instead will remain part of the new city of South Fulton. Residents voted to form the city in November, but there was contention about its borders even before the vote was held. […]

Group linked to Cagle ramped up fundraising before legislative session

Written by James Salzer - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 3, 2017 | News

In the six months leading up to the 2017 legislative session, a fund created by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s campaign staffers collected $2.2 million in high-dollar contributions, many coming from lobbyists, businesses and associations with a keen interest in the Georgia Senate he leads. Georgia Conservatives Fund, long run by […]

Cobb County Elections Board throws out case against Kirkpatrick

Written by Michelle Baruchman - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Apr 14, 2017 | News

The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration voted to deny a challenge against Kay Kirkpatrick’s eligibility for state Senate.  A complaint was filed with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office Monday that alleged she used a different name other than her legal name to run for office. According to […]

Grady staffers sanctioned over reporting of suspected student sex

Written by Molly Bloom - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Apr 3, 2017 | News

Three employees at Atlanta’s Grady High School were sanctioned because district officials said they failed to do the right thing after learning that several members of the school’s football team and a female student may have left campus during lunch to engage in sexual activity.  A social worker, a teacher […]

Deal’s Former Lawyer Joins Robbins Firm

Written by Meredith Hobbs, Daily Report | Mar 29, 2017 | News

Ryan Teague, formerly the governor’s top lawyer, has joined litigation and regulatory Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield as a partner. Teague, 37, was Gov. Nathan Deal’s executive counsel before resigning in December to focus on his family’s business, Baldwin Paving, in Marietta. At his new firm he rejoins an old […]

Atlanta argues South Fulton annexations before state supreme court

Written by Arielle Kass - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Mar 20, 2017 | News

As South Fulton voters prepared to cast their ballots for the city’s first government, attorneys argued Monday about the new municipality’s borders before the state supreme court. By legislation, the boundaries for the City of South Fulton were set July 1. Five South Fulton neighborhoods are still in dispute, though, because Atlanta […]

Georgia Supreme Court hears Atlanta annexation case

Written by Dave Williams, Atlanta Business Chronicle | Mar 20, 2017 | News

Legislation the General Assembly passed last year leading to the creation of the city of South Fulton should not prohibit Atlanta from annexing five neighborhoods now part of the new city, a lawyer representing Atlanta argued Monday. As a local act, House Bill 514 did not supersede the general state […]