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Report: Lt. Gov. Bought Condo from Lobbyist Below Value

Jun 15, 2018
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A leading Republican candidate for Georgia governor reportedly bought a downtown Atlanta condominium from a lobbyist at what appeared to be a discount.

The New York Times , citing real estate records, says Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle bought the one-bedroom condo 10 years ago at 24 percent less than its appraised value. It was bought from Terry E. Hobbs, a lobbyist who represents natural gas marketer SCANA. Cagle sold the condo last year at a 29 percent profit.

Kennesaw State University has a new person in place to guide the school.
The Board of Regents this week named Dr. Pamela Whitten president of its campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta.
Officials say Whitten, who currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia, will begin her new post July 16.

An Atlanta-to-Los Angeles-area flight has made an emergency landing in Arkansas after a smoky odor was reported in the rear of the airplane.

Delta Flight 1941 landed at Little Rock on Thursday and taxied to a gate. Airline spokesman Michael Thomas said in a statement that passengers were placed on another airplane to continue their trip to Orange County, California.

The cause of the odor wasn't immediately known. The company cited a "possible maintenance issue."
The plane also had a crew of six.

Free Legal Help at Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic

Jun 14, 2018

Superior Court Judge Regina M. Quick will hold an Access to Justice pop-up clinic on Saturday at Rocksprings Park and Community Center.


The mission of the Access to Justice Initiative is to provide free, competent legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in the community. The clinic will be held in partnership with the University of Georgia School of Law and the Western Bar Association.


With more teens get their driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens die every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers.

Georgia came in in the top 20, at number 16 on that list. Jill Gonzalez says WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states in three main categories: safety, economic environment, and driving laws…an area where Georgia did particularly well.