Georgia: Mayors Vs. Governor's Ban On Face Mask MandatesMany mayors across Georgia agree with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Thursday after the state's governor filed a lawsuit against her over the city's mask mandate.
Georgia Governor Kemp Suspends All Local Mask MandatesGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday suspended all local government mask requirement and is “strongly” encouraging all Georgians wear masks instead.
New Coronavirus Epicenter: MiamiWith more than 2,000 patients hospitalized and hundreds in ICUs, "Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic," one infectious disease expert from Jackson Health System said Monday, comparing the South Florida metropolitan area to the city where the pandemic originated.
New Record: Florida Sets Most Number of New Coronavirus Cases In Single DayThe Florida Department of Health has announced at least 15,300 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new cases in a single day by any state since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Atlanta Mayor Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks In PublicEffective July 8, 2020, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order indicating everyone within the City of Atlanta and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is now required to wear a mask or cloth face covering their nose and mouth, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.
'Perfect Storm Of Distress': Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms About Increase In ShootingsAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that the increase in shootings a in the city is the result of a "perfect storm" of frustration, the coronavirus pandemic and issues with police brutality.
‘I’m Stunned’: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Tests Positive For COVID-19Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, said Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Opening Of CreATL Fund ApplicationsMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces opening of creATL fund applications.
Atlanta Police Not Responding To Calls In 3 Of APD’s 6 ZonesOnly two sergeants and one officer showed up in one of Atlanta's six police zones, according to police officers who don't want to be named - the morning after an unusual number of police officers called out sick.
Atlanta Police Officer: ‘Atlanta Government Has Turned Their Backs On The Atlanta Police Department’"The morale is the lowest it's been in 18 years. This is because of the mayor and DA. The disciplinary policy is not being followed, the officers' actions are not being properly investigated. Instead the mayor terminates them," said one officer.
Stacey Abrams: Rayshard Brooks' Death Was MurderStacey Abrams on Monday called Rayshard Brooks death a "murder," saying "at no point did he present a danger that warranted his death."
Fatal Atlanta Police Shooting: Rayshard Brooks AftermathHours after the killing, Atlanta's police chief stepped down, the officer who shot Brooks was fired and a second officer placed on administrative duty -- but Brooks' death has rekindled large protests in the city, with more expected this week.
'Always Some Sneaky Trick': Georgia Black Voters Say Primary Meltdown No AccidentTuesday's collapse of the voting system in Georgia -- a potential presidential battleground in November -- has sparked widespread concerns about voter disenfranchisement and charges by activists that Republican state officials engaged in efforts to suppress the vote in predominantly African American communities.
Georgia Election Results: Investigations Instead Of WinnersBy the end of Election Day, Georgia hadn't declared the winners of its competitive races. Instead, it declared investigations, raising fears of what's to come when the nation votes in November.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Creates Advisory Council To Examine Atlanta’s Use Of Force Policies And ProceduresMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms creates advisory council to examine Atlanta’s use of force policies and procedures