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LIVE BLOG: DNC Chair Race To Begin Shortly. Here's What To Expect.

The Democratic National Committee is picking a new chairman Saturday in Atlanta. We are following all the action and will update below.

- NPR - US

Watch live: Democratic National Committee holds election to choose new head.

After three months of lobbying and debate, the Democratic National Committee will meet on Saturday to fill its top leadership spot. Meeting at the Atlanta Convention Center, the 442 DNC memeber will cast their votes for the new leader with former Labor secretary Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-M...

- The Raw Story - US

Democrats set to choose new leader in Trump fightback.

Democratic National Committee will meet in Atlanta to choose between seven candidates.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Reuters: Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans.

ATLANTA — After a brutal election loss in November, Democrats will choose a new leader on Saturday to begin the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the political opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. The 447 members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader.

ATLANTA — Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.

- Billings Gazette - US

Metro Atlanta's neighborhoods offer something for everyone.

When visitors come to Atlanta, they are typically drawn to our tourism backbone: Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. But residents and visitors alike are discovering the uniqueness of our city through its distinct and vibrant neighborhoods. Everywhere you turn, Atlanta's neighborhoods reflect our diversity, creativity and ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Authentic + Growing: International tourism is Gwinnett's focus in 2017.

Traveling to Washington D.C. recently, I was checking into my hotel and chatting with the front desk clerk, a friendly, twenty-something of Middle Eastern descent. I was taken aback when, after glancing at my registration card, he commented, Gwinnett? I know where that is. A couple of my friends just moved there to work.' ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia ports set more cargo records.

Monthly cargo records continue to fall at the two deep-water ports operated by the Georgia Ports Authority. The ports of Savannah and Brunswick set records for both tonnage and containerized cargo last month, the authority announced Friday. Three million tons of cargo moved through the two ports in January, up 623,504 tons ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Mark Cuban on how the Mavs keep attendance up in down year.

The Dallas Mavericks will most likely suffer their first losing season this year since 1999-2000. But, despite a 22-34 record landing them in the bottom of the Western Conference, the Mavericks are still selling out games and have the second-best attendance in the NBA this season. American Airlines Center averages 102.4 ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

THE MOVIE BIZ: Oscar Edition.

Okay, so Oscar predictions can be so, well, predictable. Still, everybody wants to have a say, be it The New Republic or Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair. So, here goes. BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Will Win: La La Land So glad I'm ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta hip-hop group Migos to release music through Motown, Capitol Records.

The Atlanta-based hip-hop trio Migos will now release music through New York-based Motown Records and Los Angeles-based Capitol Records. The move is an extension of Atlanta-based Quality Control Music's joint venture with Capitol Record's parent Capitol Music Group , a wholly owned division of Santa Monica, Calif.-based ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia film tax credit bill aimed at post-production companies

Film and television production companies that specialize in post-production work would qualify for state tax credits under legislation that cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Friday. The bill, which passed 158-3 and now moves to the state Senate, would provide a 20-percent tax credit for post-production companies ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Automotive Minute: Why would anyone buy an Accord coupe?

I was re-watching the Shutdown' episode of Veep a few months ago when a particular line of dialogue struck me. As characters Gary Walsh and Jonah Ryan cram into the back of receptionist Sue Wilson's red Honda, Ryan rhetorically asks, Who buys a coupe?' But, really though. Who does buy a coupe? Car and truck sales show that ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia manufacturer to create 50 jobs, invest $16 million in new Stephens County facility

ASI Southeast Inc. will create 50 jobs and invest $16 million in a new 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Toccoa, Ga. The Toccoa-based manufacturer of washroom accessories, toilet partitions and lockers will also construct an additional 12,000-square-foot-office space that will manufacture plastic and metal, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Energy regulator warns new bill would kill solar in Georgia

Legislation introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives Friday promises to touch off a tug of war over renewable energy. House Bill 479, sponsored by Rep. Don Parsons, R-Marietta, chairman of the House Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee, would prohibit the Georgia Public Service Commission from ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Prominent Bond Lawyer Lew Horne Dies After Illness

Lewis C. Horne Jr., one of Atlanta's leading public finance lawyers, died Feb. 23 after a short illness. He was 66.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Rick Derringer pleads guilty to carrying loaded pistol on plane, in airport

Rock guitarist Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico with a loaded handgun in Atlanta's airport.

- FOX News - US

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

ATLANTA " Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.With the outcome...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans

By Justin Mitchell ATLANTA - After a brutal election loss in November, Democrats will choose a new leader on Saturday to begin...

- Townhall.com - US

AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters

ATLANTA — National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.

- Billings Gazette - US

Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans

ATLANTA - After a brutal election loss in November, Democrats will choose a new leader on Saturday to begin the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the political opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.

- Reuters - US

Hillary Clinton calls for 'resistance and persistence' from Democrats

In a video released Friday, Hillary Clinton encouraged Democrats to move forward with courage, confidence and optimism' as the party prepares to rebuild after losing the White House and failing to gain majorities in either house of Congress in the November elections. The three-minute video was posted online shortly after it ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Brazile: DNC staffers faced death and bomb threats after Russia hack

ATLANTA — Democratic National Committee staffers faced death and bomb threats after the leaks of internal emails last year as a result of Russian hacking, interim party chair Donna Brazile told DNC members Friday in an impassioned plea to prevent disagreements from dividing the party. When it comes to the staff of the ...

- POLITICO - US

'It transformed me': Donna Brazile reflects on 'constant harassment,' bomb threats that came after DNC hacks

Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Comedy CentralATLANTA — Outgoing Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile, in some of her first public comments since the presidential election, opened up Friday about how Russian hacking of the DNC last year colored not only the outcome of the election but also her personal ...

- Business Insider - US

Can the Democrats mount an enduring Challenge to Trump and the GOP?

We are publishing today my interview with master organizer Marshall Ganz. It's on the eve of the meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Atlanta at which a new chair will be chosen. In the interview, Marshall is skeptical about focusing the initial efforts of liberals and left on taking over the party,. He thinks ...

- TPM News - US

Hillary Clinton calls for 'resistance and persistence' from Democrats

In a video released Friday, Hillary Clinton encouraged Democrats to move forward with courage, confidence, and optimism' as the party prepares to rebuild after losing the White House and failing to gain majorities in either house of Congress in the November elections. The three-minute video was posted online shortly after ...

- Yahoo! News - US

AP Explains: Why does Democratic Party chair race matter?

ATLANTA " National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.Leading contenders in the Saturday vote are former...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ex-student arrested 12 years after teacher's death

TEACHER and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday that a former student at Irwin County High School, where ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Oxford Center For Entrepreneurs Says Go All In Or Don't Go

Last week, here in Atlanta, there was an Oxford Center gathering of upstarts, grizzled serial entrepreneurs and crazy people. They debated whether to go 'all in,' and whether today's economic climate is a good thing for entrepreneurs. Sparks flew.

- Forbes.com - US

Armed with camera, Georgia woman fights for open government

ATLANTA — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a...

- Townhall.com - US

Rocker Derringer guilty: Carried pistol on plane, in airport

ATLANTA — Rock guitarist Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico with a loaded handgun in Atlanta's airport.

- Billings Gazette - US

Armed with camera, Georgia woman fights for open government

ATLANTA — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.

- Billings Gazette - US

Time Warner sells Atlanta TV station for $70 million

Time Warner Inc. will sell an independent Atlanta TV station to Meredith Corp. for $70 million. The Federal Communications Commission will need to approve the sale first, according to Deadline. WPCH, or Peachtree TV, was known as WTBS in the 1980s, when Atlanta media mogul turned it into a superstation and distributed ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Why did 'Hidden Figures' film in Georgia?

Twentieth Century Fox's "Hidden Figures" was one of the most prominent Georgia-lensed films of 2016, but it almost filmed in Virginia. The film, about three black women whose mathematical data helped launch the first U.S. space mission, was set in Virginia and almost filmed there, according to the Hampton Roads Business ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Cumberland CID wants $17.5 million more for Akers Mill ramp

The Cumberland Community Improvement District is asking for $17.5 million more in funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission to build a ramp connecting Akers Mill Road to the I-75 toll lanes, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. The estimated total cost of the ramp is $36 million, part of which would go toward ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Fulton leader joins Atlanta mayoral race

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves has joined the Atlanta mayoral race, according to Reporter Newspapers. Other candidates include Michael Sterling, Peter Aman, Cathy Woolard, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mary Norwood, Vincent Fort, Kwanza Hall and Caesar Mitchell. Eaves has been Fulton chairman for 10 years. He told ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Atlanta Regional Commission's Julie Ralston retires after 32 years with the agency

For more than 31 years, Julie Ralston has been the communications voice for the Atlanta Regional Commission. On Feb. 21, she retired as ARC's director of the Center for Strategic Relations – complete with a state proclamation, slide show of Ralston through the years as well as video, a reception following the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed released 1.47M pages of documents on paper instead of digitally after public records tussle related to federal probe of city contracts

Timothy Pratt / Columbia Journalism Review: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed released 1.47M pages of documents on paper instead of digitally after public records tussle related to federal probe of city contracts  —  IN A SURREAL SCENE near the end of Black Orpheus, the title character seeks his lost love, Eurydice, in a ...

- Mediagazer - US

Automotive Minute: Mercedes-Benz marks 50 years of driving performance with special edition AMG models

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 50th anniversary of AMG with three special edition models that show off the driving performance for which the collaboration between the two brands has become known. What has become a fruitful partnership started when, in the 1960s, Mercedes-Benz discontinued their racing program, much to the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Second CTCA hospital bill before Georgia lawmakers

A second bill easing restrictions imposed on the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital in Newnan when it opened for business in 2008 is before the General Assembly. Legislation introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday by Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, would do away with a limit on the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Sneak peek at Delta SKY360 Club at SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves' have offered fans a sneak peek at the new SunTrust Park and the Delta SKY360 Club as part of its Walk in the Park' video series. Click here and check it out. The Braves' first regular season game at the 41,000-seat SunTrust Park is scheduled for April 14 against the San Diego Padres. The Braves will open ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

2017 Marketing Awards for Excellence

The 2017 Marketing Awards for Excellence, or MAX, awards were held Feb. 23 at the Georgia Aquarium. Four winners and three finalists for the MAX Awards were selected from a pool of submissions by members of the Georgia State University's Marketing RoundTable, a group of senior marketing executives from more than 25 metro ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta anesthesiologist gets prison time for illegally prescribing painkillers

The U.S. Department of Justice sentenced Atlanta-based anesthesiologist Dr. Romie Earl Roland to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for illegally prescribing prescription painkillers. The Schedule II controlled substances, including oxycodone, were prescribed with no legitimate medical purpose. Many of Roland's ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia House passes fracking bill

The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would establish state regulations governing fracking, a process that extracts oil or natural gas from underground rocks by injecting liquid at high pressure. The bill, which passed 162-1 and now moves to the state Senate, was requested by local ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

MGM Resorts president keynotes DeKalb Chamber annual meeting

The 79th annual meeting of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce featured a Bill Hornbuckle, president of MGM Resorts International , as its keynote speaker. It was a bit unusual because the state legislature is considering bills that would permit voters to allow casino gaming with a resort, but it is virtually predetermined that ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Home of the Day: Exceptional Home in The River Club!

By Jenifer Cusick, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This is your invitation to view some of Atlanta's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. The River Club4475 ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta may score two more professional soccer teams

Major League Soccer's Atlanta United could soon have some more company in the Big Peach. First Team SC LLC said it plans to bring two professional soccer teams to the east side of Atlanta. Beginning in 2018, both a men's team and a women's team will call Atlanta their home,' the company said on its website. We will play out ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Isakson recovering from back surgery

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released from Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Thursday after undergoing back surgery. Isakson, 72, was admitted to the hospital on Monday for a scheduled operation on his back to address spinal deterioration. Dr. Keith D. Osborn of Resurgens Orthopaedics performed the surgery. "I'm ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Deadly U.S. heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study

ATLANTA - The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency increased.

- Reuters - US

Time Warner selling Atlanta's WPCH to Meredith for $70M, a move that might mean Time Warner-AT&T deal can avoid FCC review

David Shepardson / Reuters: Time Warner selling Atlanta's WPCH to Meredith for $70M, a move that might mean Time Warner-AT&T deal can avoid FCC review  —  Time Warner Inc said on Thursday it plans to sell a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith Corp for $70 million, which could help speed the company's ...

- Mediagazer - US

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