BC-GA--Georgia Weekend Items,ADVISORY, GA
Here’s a list of Georgia stories expected to move so far for this weekend - Aug. 4-5.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Supporters of a new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route. The proposed Interstate 14 would run from west Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and into Georgia. In Georgia, it would connect Columbus with Macon and Augusta.
Information from The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. UPCOMING: 400 words.
Gwinnett county’s board of commissioners has agreed to give residents a new chance to join MARTA, Atlanta’s public transit system. But the vote will not occur during November’s midterm elections as some transit advocates had hoped and was instead delayed until March. WABE Radio reports that the board voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the referendum.
Information from WABE. UPCOMING: 250 words.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power is aiming to increase its renewable energy portfolio in the state by adding 100 megawatts of solar power. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the utility firm is seeking proposals from solar facilities that are interested in selling solar power to the company. Georgia Power is seeking contracts with them to provide solar power to customers at a fixed price for a period of five to 35 years. Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UPCOMING: 300 words.
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EXCHANGE-COMIC BOOK ARTIST
Six feet tall in her red platforms and brilliant sunflower-yellow dress, Afua Richardson sails into My Parents’ Basement with an arm full of comic books and her portfolio over her shoulder. The restaurant/tavern/comic book store in Avondale Estates is appropriately dolled-up for Richardson’s arrival, with a poster featuring one of the artist’s paintings of a glamorous femme fatale, and a display of her prints and greeting cards for sale.
By Bo Emerson. The Atlanta Journal Constitution
The number of refugees arriving in Georgia is down dramatically. Resettlement agencies said the state is resettling about a third of what it has in previous years. This means these agencies in Atlanta are laying off staff or eliminating positions.
By Tasnim Shamma. WABE.