2017 Atlanta Mayoral Race

Atlanta mayoral run-off election recount retains Keisha Lance Bottoms as the winner The runner-up in the Atlanta mayoral run-off election doesn’t appear ready to legally concede the fact that she lost to Keisha Lance Bottoms.  The recount of votes in both DeKalb and Fulton counties requested by Mary Norwood were completed yesterday ( Dec.15) they […]

Peach drop moves to Woodruff Park The peach drop is moving to Woodruff Park this year, the 28 year New Year’s eve tradition had been held at the Underground in Downtown Atlanta but that’s come to an end now that an investment group purchased the Underground.   Tomorrow is the last day to enroll in […]

Mary Norwood wants a hand recount in the Atlanta mayor’s election Mary Norwood is not just asking for a recount she wants a hand recount, which could slow down the process.  Political expert Andra Gillespie says a machine recount could be done and finished by Friday but a hand count could take us into next […]

Official Atlanta Mayoral Certification happens today The official certification in the Atlanta mayoral race happens today and after that officials expect Mary Norwood to call for a recount.  Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms does not expect any changes and plans to get to work quickly. “We’ve had close elections in Atlanta before, and at the end […]

Atlanta prepares for inclement weather conditions (Dec.7,2017) Preparations are underway for some snow this weekend.  G-DOT will salt the roadways tonight, they will use a salt-water brine mixture to pre-treat the roads.  The good news is the weather model shows that this will be a very light event and if any accumulations it will be […]

Recount likely in Atlanta mayoral race The Atlanta mayoral results show a thin margin of victory for Keisha Lance Bottoms she led the Atlanta mayor’s run-off election by less than 800 votes.  Mary Norwood is asking for a recount because absentee ballots have not yet been counted. In other races, Felecia Moore won the race […]

Metro Atlanta rises to 4th in new HIV cases Metro Atlanta now ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to new HIV infections.  The CDC released new data that shows Atlanta moved up a notch from 5th place last year.  Mayor Kasim Reed announced a new medical advisory committee to help the city tackle […]

Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood gets a major endorsement Another high profile endorsement in Atlanta’s mayor’s race.  This time Cathy Woolard who places 3rd in the general election for mayor announced yesterday (Nov.29) that she was supporting and would vote for Mary Norwood over Keisha Lance Bottoms.  Early voting is going on now at 18 voting […]

Travel volume this Thanksgiving holiday hits record levels Travel volume this holiday week is expected to be the highest in the last 10 years.  Here in Georgia, 1.4 million people will travel AAA believes that the worst traffic congestion will start tonight and then peak Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.  Also Georgians will pay the […]

The race for Atlanta’s mayor will be close Latest polls show the race for Atlanta’s mayor will be close.  Keisha Lance Bottoms finished 1st in the November election and she insists that even though she has Mayor Kasim Reed’s backing she’ll make her own decisions. “I will be an independent mayor, I will seek the […]

2 pedestrians killed on I-20 after being hit by cars More deadly pedestrian accidents in the news, last night around 6:30 p.m. a man died trying to cross I-20 west and hours later around midnight another man was hit and killed on I-20 at Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.  It’s been less than a week and […]

The Atlanta mayoral race continues In the race to be Atlanta’s next mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is expected to gain the endorsement of former mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall.  Keisha Lance Bottoms and Kwanza Hall will hold a press conference this morning at the John Wesley Dobbs Plaza for an announcement. ” Atlanta needs a mayor […]