Mayor-elect Andre Dickens is not wasting any time as he prepares to take the oath of office as Atlanta's 61st mayor early next month. He is already making plans and working on his agenda, while making the rounds to say thank you.
‘We’re Ready’: Atlanta Officials Say City Is Prepared For Wintry WeatherWith wintry weather on the way this weekend, Atlanta city officials say dangerous road conditions are a potential threat across North Georgia and in the Metro area. They shared how the city prepared to handle possible snow and ice.
Atlanta Mayor Unveils Plans For New Buckhead Police PrecinctAtlanta Mayor Andre Dickens unveiled plans for a new police precinct in Buckhead on Thursday. The new precinct -- which is set to open by this summer -- will primarily handle traffic calls in the busy community. Critics say it is not enough to stem the amount of crime in the area.
Gov. Brian Kemp Presents His State of the State AddressGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp delivered his State of the State address before the Georgia General Assembly on Thursday, focusing on the economy, saying the state is open for business and emphasizing record levels of jobs and investments. Democrats countered, saying that lawmakers should not put their heads in the sand during the pandemic.
Atlanta Public Schools Fighting Human TraffickingThe Atlanta Public Schools are working to keep students safe and prevent them from becoming human trafficking victims. The school board is collaborating with the juvenile justice system to focus on intervention.
Zadok Williams Rally For Justice Held In DeKalb CountyNearly 40,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the DeKalb County District Attorney prosecute all officers involved in the shooting of Zadok Williams last April. Supporters gathered on Wednesday for a rally to reiterate their demands.
Congressional Leaders Join Biden, Harris on Atlanta VisitTraveling with President Biden in Georgia were Sen. Raphael Warnock and members of the state's congressional delegation, as well as former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. The group discussed voting rights issues facing the nation in the home of John Lewis -- the late Atlanta congressman and civil rights icon for whom one of the bills is named.
Biden, Harris Bring Push For Federal Voting Rights Laws To AtlantaPresident Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon to bring attention to voting rights.
Incoming Atlanta Public School Board Members Inaugurated In CeremonyThe Atlanta Public Schools held the inauguration for its new board members on Monday. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens spoke about the partnership between the city and the school district at the ceremony.
COVID-19 Mega-Testing Sites Open in DeKalb, Cobb CountiesAs the spike in COVID-19 continues in Georgia, the State Department of Health has opened new COVID-19 Mega Testing sites in Cobb and DeKalb Counties.
Increasing COVID-19 Cases Fill Urgent Care Centers, Emergency RoomsSeveral metro doctors spoke with CW69's Valencia Jones to emphasize that we cannot minimize what is happening with the COVID-19 virus. In addition, they spoke about the dangers of another COVID variant that now looms on the horizon.
Movement Continuing On Proposed Buckhead City DevelopmentCommunity officials are continuing to move forward on their proposed Buckhead City movement. Meanwhile, Atlanta's new mayor, Andre Dickens, along with the Atlanta City Council, together, are forming a new task force to fight the move.
Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary Resigns Ahead of Federal Fraud HearingThe mayor made the announcement near the end of a 45-minute long State of the City address on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.
Focus Atlanta - Abbott ResearchAbbott is making an effort to diversify clinical trials in hopes of better health outcomes for all.
Focus Atlanta - Zip TopZip Top has provided families with an eco-friendly option to store food, accessories and even liquid.
Focus Atlanta - American Red CrossThe American Red Cross is facing critically low supply of blood during these unprecedented times. Please consider giving blood today!
Andre Dickens Is Sworn In As The 61st Mayor Of AtlantaAndre Dickens took office on Tuesday, January 3, 2022, as the 61st Mayor of Atlanta during an inauguration ceremony at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Focus Atlanta - Cookies with a CauseWith the purchase of Cookies with a Cause a percentage will be sent to help survivors of human trafficking.
Burglars Steal Audio, Video Equipment Worth ThousandsOwners of a local production studio were left devastated after thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of equipment, police said. The incident happened on Christmas Eve, and now the owners are left to pick up the pieces.
Holiday Lights Continue At Atlantic Station Into The New YearDisplays of Holiday Lights at Atlantic Station are available for patrons to enjoy on the Green as well as in the lower section of the complex through the New Year's weekend.
South Fulton Athlete Wants To Become Professional At Martial Arts TrickingA Georgia State University student is drawing attention through his viral videos showcasing a new sport called tricking, that involves martial arts, gymnastics, and freestyle dance moves.
NACA Says Tenants Not Getting Rental Assistance NeededThe Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) says tenants are not getting the rental assistance they need. The not-for-profit organization held a rally in November and says many tenants still have not received any funds.
Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena Host Holiday Hiring FairMany people around metro Atlanta are looking for jobs, and found help from the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. A Holiday Hiring Fair was hosted by the team on Tuesday, where many were hired on the spot.
Georgia Democrats Touted President Biden's Infrastructure Bill In AtlantaGeorgia Democrats touted the benefits of the Biden Administration's Build Back Better bill in Atlanta on Monday, while Georgia Republicans countered, calling the Administration's efforts "inept," and laying the fault of the current fiscal crisis at the Democratic Party's feet.
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