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ACC Board of Elections Declines Early Voting Location for East side, Opts for just Two Days of Extended Hours

By Joe Lavine

Midterm elections are November 6th, and Georgia’s governor race between Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams and Republican nominee Brian Kemp is drawing concern from across the country. As Georgia’s Secretary of State, Kemp is overseeing his own election, and he has consistently found ways to make it harder for people to vote, primarily Black and Brown voters.


Proud to Be D2 Report

By Kirrena Gallagher

Cedar Shoals High School teacher Jesse Evans took Civics and Government education to new heights this year. With the help of The Economic Justice Coalition more than 100 students age 17 and older were registered to vote.


New Caribbean Restaurant Open for Business!

By Buket Urget

Bajan Delight, a new caribbean restaurant, has just opened for business at the triangle plaza!


Cedar Shoals Accountability Program

By: Shed Wynn

Eric Solomon, former director at Catapult Alternative School and Defensive Coordinator for the Cedar Shoals football team, is director of CEDAR SHOALS ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM.


Changes Coming to Police Department

By Joe Lavine

It was 1995 when the police killing of 20-year-old East Athens resident Edward Wright drove community members into an outpouring of marches and protests, demanding changes to the police department. The direct actions were effective and ultimately led to the hiring of Chief Jack Lumpkin, who helped usher in an era of “community-oriented policing”.


Dudley Park Improvements Up for Vote

By Mariah Parker

On November 6th, the commission will vote to get started on the Dudley Park master plan’s “must-have elements” as identified by the Leisure Services department. This vote comes in the wake of an August open house, which 14 people attended, and online survey that received 142 responses.

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