Author Archives: Sheffie Robinson

At DNC meet, Kasim Reed stresses Democratic ‘unity’

Amid a bitter battle to lead the Democratic National Committee, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told the hundreds of delegates gathered in the city Friday to aim their fire at President Donald Trump. “This is going to end up being unity weekend in the city of Atlanta, and unity weekend in the state of Georgia, and unity weekend in the Democratic ...

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Deconstructing a casino bill and ‘the administrative state’

Friday’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was on the road, in front of a gathering of the State Bar of Georgia. What can you say? Enemies of the people need lawyer, too. Several, in fact. Discussion started with the casino bill and the state Capitol, and includes an attempt to get into the head of White House strategist Steve Bannon, ...

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What might happen when Donald Trump meets a Vidalia onion

We are close to finding out what happens when President Donald Trump meets a hand-harvested Vidalia onion. Or a blueberry bush. Or a field of carrots. Six years ago, the Legislature passed House Bill 87, an effort aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants in Georgia. It did just that. And Georgia farmers quickly saw their crops rot in the fields. A ...

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Democrats aim to define struggle against Trump in Atlanta

The uneasy clash between grass-roots activists and establishment figures at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta isn’t hard to spot. It’s on display at caucus meetings, panel discussions and the maneuvering behind Saturday’s vote to elect a new party leader. And for a party struggling to find a balance between the liberal wave of outrage at Donald Trump and ...

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Tom Perez wins: Democrats pick first Latino chairman to lead party

Updated at 3:20 p.m.: Democratic leaders picked a political veteran with ties to the party’s establishment as a new face of the resistance to Donald Trump at a party meeting Saturday in Atlanta, charging former U.S. labor secretary Tom Perez with turning the explosive protests against the president into election gains. Perez becomes the first Latino chairman of the party, ...

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GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in NW Atlanta

Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in northwest Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an off-duty officer was directing traffic on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard Saturday night when the driver of a white Ford F350 failed to stop. #BREAKING Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW is still shut down as GBI & @Atlanta_Police investigate deadly officer involved shooting. #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/CVzzz1SQk8 ...

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Members say church was burglarized twice in a week

For the second time in a week thieves have broken into a church. Last week, church leaders say musical instruments and equipment were stolen. This week, church leaders say crooks took everything else. Members of Kingdom City Church in Stone Mountain discovered the break-in when they arrived early Sunday morning. “It’s troubling that this can happen twice,” says Pastor Mona ...

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Co-workers remember woman found dead, husband charged with murder

Co-workers of a Spalding County woman found dead in her home held a vigil near the crime scene Sunday. Deputies found the body of 50-year-old Sandy Cherry Thursday in her home in Griffin.They arrested her husband, Earl Cherry, and charged him with malice and felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery among other charges. Mrs. Cherry worked at Wesbury Medical ...

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Atlantan weighs in on Obamas' impact on future generations

Barack Obama made history as the nation’s first black president when he was elected in 2008. For many African-Americans, the achievement held added significance because it was something many thought they would never witness in their lifetime. When Barack first ran for office in 2007, Atlanta resident Sonny Ward, a self-described optimist, said he thought the young Senator from Chicago ...

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Gainesville police need help identifying Ulta beauty thief

The Gainesville Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a woman shown on surveillance video allegedly stealing perfumes from an Ulta beauty store. The police department posted the surveillance video on their Facebook page, showing a woman making her way around the store as she kneels down and stuffs items into a bag. Anyone with identifying information on ...

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