DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, one of metro Atlanta’s most powerful leaders, finally told jurors and the public his side of the story Wednesday, testifying in his corruption trial that he never retaliated against county contractors who refused to give campaign contributions.
It happened in 2012. Georgia won the SEC East and played Alabama for the conference title. Georgia Tech tied Miami and North Carolina for first in the ACC Coastal but, since the Tar Heels were ineligible and the Hurricanes chose in late November to remove themselves from postseason play, the Yellow Jackets advanced to meet Florida State in the league championship game.
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Two days after a man in Texas was diagnosed with Ebola, a Missouri doctor Thursday morning boarded a plane at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport dressed in full protection gear to protest what he called mismanagement of the crisis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
David Perdue (left) and Jack Kingston, Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, answer questions from panelists as Dennis O’Hayer moderates during a Sunday debate sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club. AJC/Jonathan Phillips
A poll by the left-of-center Public Policy Polling firm of North Carolina gives U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah the edge over businessman David Perdue in next week’s closely-watched GOP Senate runoff.
The automated survey, commissioned by Better Georgia, has Kingston with 47 percent among Republican voters and Perdue trailing with 41 percent. The remainder are undecided.
The poll involved a July 9-12 survey of 516 Republicans who said they would “definitely” cast ballots in the July 22 primary runoff. You can find the crosstabs here, but the poll also found that almost half of the respondents describe themselves as “very conservative.”
PPP also did a separate poll of 664 Georgia voters that found Kingston trailed Democrat Michelle Nunn in the Senate contest 44 percent to 41 percent, and Perdue behind her by a slightly larger margin: 48 percent to 41 percent.
It also found Gov. Nathan Deal in a statistical deadlock with his challenger, state Sen. Jason Carter, with Deal at 41 percent and Carter at 40 percent. Libertarian Andrew Hunt was at 8 percent. Deal’s approval rating was pegged at 40 percent, and his disapproval rating at 42 percent.