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Sam Olens makes his peace with LGBT students of KSU

7:30 am May. 13, 2017

We have seen Sam Olens, the Cobb County commission chairman, Olens the Atlanta Regional Commission chairman, and Olens the very Republican attorney general.

Metro Atlanta is now a witness to what happens when a politician is freed from the litmus tests of a GOP primary. “I enjoy my new apolitical life,” Olens said Wednesday. “I enjoy, when someone wants me to endorse them, or wants me to attend a fundraiser, that

The exodus from Jim Barksdale’s Senate campaign continues

8:30 am Sep. 27, 2016

The exodus from Democrat Jim Barksdale’s Senate campaign hasn’t ended yet.

We’ve gotten word that two more senior staffers are no longer with the campaign: Communications Director Emily Oh and Political Director Lacey Morrison.

Their departure comes shortly after Barksdale