According to the latest data from the Department of Labor: there was an over-the-year gain of 51,900 jobs, or 2.2 percent, from September 2013’s 2,416,700. This was the second largest September-to-September growth since 2007.
In Georgia, candidates need to receive more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. That means if Georgia’s contests for U.S. Senate and governor are as close as they appear in the polls, they might not end on November fourth.
Georgia health officials say the state has already begun a three-week monitoring requirement for travelers arriving from the Ebola outbreak zone in West Africa, and is currently tracking around two dozen people.
The move comes prior to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement Tuesday to now require all travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea be monitored for signs of the virus for 21 days.
The cityhood movement in DeKalb County – and the annexation efforts of existing cities in response to it – have two themes that keep coming up: securing strong tax bases and providing good schools.
Both issues are creating challenges for the small city of Avondale Estates.
With just 3,000 residents, Avondale Estates has long been a sleepy little enclave in DeKalb County. Now, a potential city is trying to form near its borders, and county seat Decatur is also trying to expand. So Avondale Estates wants to annex some land while there is still land to be had.
The corruption case of suspended DeKalb County CEO ended Tuesday in a mistrial and DeKalb residents have sharply differing reactions.
Many took issue with the jury itself, which after two weeks of deliberation couldn’t agree on any of the 13 felony charges. The judge in the case repeatedly scolded the jury to get past personal issues and at one point told them to act like adults.
Every October, the city welcomes Atlanta Celebrates Photography - or ACP, as it is often called. To find out more about the festival, City Cafe host John Lemley recently sat down with Public Broadcasting Atlanta's Jason Parker.
Jason interviewed The Bitter Southerner’s Creative Director, Dave Whitling about their ACP event that's coming up this Friday. They started off by discussing what Atlanta Celebrates photography is all about.
Since the Ebola virus began spreading through West Africa, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been one of the agencies on the front lines, fighting the disease.
But as the virus continues to spread, more resources are needed to contain it. As the CDC has done in the past with major disasters like the 2004 Samoan Tsunami and the 2009 earthquake in Haiti, it’s turned to its nonprofit arm, the CDC Foundation, also based here in Atlanta, to help bring in private dollars for relief funding.
State lawmakers and metro Atlanta planners are already preparing for a future with driverless cars. The conversation has recently shifted from “is it possible?” to “how will it all eventually look?”
This week state lawmakers held its second committee meeting on unmanned cars.
“We really are at a position right now where the world is drastically changing and how quickly can planners and local and state government leaders stay up with the technology," said Jane Hayes, the Atlanta Regional Commission's chief transportation planner.
A DeKalb County judge Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case against suspended county CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis is accused of shaking down county contractors for campaign contributions. He maintained his innocence during the trial and took the stand to defend himself.
The all-female jury deliberated for 11 days, but couldn’t reach verdicts on any of the 13 felony charges against Ellis. DeKalb County judge Courtney Johnson had repeatedly urged the jurors to try harder to come to consensus. Those efforts ultimately failed.
The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease.
Emory University Hospital Monday launched a website detailing how it successfully cared for three Ebola patients.
After Emory treated and discharged missionary Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, who’d been flown in from Liberia after contracting the disease, the hospital was flooded with calls asking how the medical staff had done it.
Marcia Meisel spent most of her childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Many of the things she would see growing up would eventually lead her to become involved in social issues, including the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War protests. In the StoryCorps booth, Marcia told her daughter, Denise Spiegel, about the first time she became aware of injustice in the late 1940’s.
This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth.
Georgia and more than 20 other states are rolling out the Monopoly Millionaires' Club game this week. Georgia Lottery officials estimate the game could mean a total of $10 million for state-funded lottery programs for this fiscal year.
A new lottery game launched this week – the Monopoly Millionaires' Club. The rollout follows a record-breaking quarter for the Georgia Lottery. WABE’s Michelle Wirth reports on what new lottery profits could mean for our state’s students.
Leaders of a voter registration group said Monday they’re confused by recent comments made by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The group, called the New Georgia Project, sued Kemp’s office and five counties over thousands of voter registration forms they say are missing.
If it weren’t for the sign just outside the entrance to the Podponics farm, you might wonder if you’d gotten the address wrong.
As you pull into the lot, the scene most resembles an industrial truck yard. Airplanes are rushing overhead, taking off from Hartsfield-Jackson, just a few miles away. And the 11 acres of land in front of you are mostly empty, with exception of a few dozen shipping containers, stacked two levels high in the middle of the lot.
The AJC-Decatur Book Festival's Daren Wang dropped by WABE studios to fill us in on the week in metro Atlanta literary events. This week, you can catch readings from Edward Humes, Jodi Picoult and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Daren tells us more in the interview below.
Jodi Picoult will be at the Atlanta History Center on Wednesday Oct. 22. More details here.
Some metro Atlanta school districts are updating their health policies to include guidelines for the Ebola virus. Some districts, like DeKalb and Cobb, announced this week students from Ebola-affected countries won’t be able to enroll until the superintendent approves their medical documents. Cobb schools spokesperson Kyler Post says it’s a proactive move.
Sirkka Hougard has an aviary where she keeps a 'covey' of quail. A covey is a term for a small flock of birds. She feeds the birds each day, and the birds peck at the meal while making small noises. We meet Hougard and her quails in this Atlanta Sound.