County government, as a whole, not as diverse
The racial and ethnic makeup of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office mirrors the community it serves.
Just under half of city households spend 30 percent of their income on housing
Tens of thousands of Atlanta households pay more than 30 percent of their income towards rent.
Question being asked: Is there a war on cops?
"Eighty-three law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year. Twenty-four of them were shot and killed in cold blood."
Test was at center of cheating scandal, too
Georgia’s CRCT "set some of the lowest expectations for student proficiency in the nation."
Falcons keep naming rights money
Buying the naming rights to the new Falcons stadium is the largest marketing deal in Mercedes-Benz history.
Mayor Reeds wants shelter closed
"Peachtree and Pine is one of the leading sites for tuberculosis in the nation."
Scholars: Ruling didn't change Constitution's pastor protections
There is debate among constitutional scholars about whether the First Amendment will continue to protect faith leaders from being forced to perform marriages against their religious beliefs.
Many urban dwellers sweet on idea of backyard chickens
Caution: Kissing and cuddling chickens can be hazardous to your health.
The goal is uniform standards promoting professionalism
Georgia has more than 700 law enforcement agencies, and fewer than 20 percent of them are state-certified.
Braves play ball in Cobb starting in 2017
Cobb County businesses have already been awarded contracts worth $250 million on construction of a new Braves stadium.
Stats show need for testing
Currently, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. And that can be up to 10 years after they first are infected with HIV.
Lighnting strikes bring homeowners' claims
Georgia residents file the most insurance claims for lightning strikes in the country.
"Look again" has to be motto for children's sake
"Since 2010, eight children in Georgia have died due to vehicular heatstroke."
Deal could close within days, weeks
Tyler Perry’s plan to turn a majority of the former Fort McPherson into a film and television studio is expected "to add over 8,000 new jobs to Atlanta."
Viral video overlooks key context in wage gap
Women make only 78 percent of what men make for the same job.
Constitution puts court under unique pressure
Georgia has had the nation’s busiest Court of Appeals for a decade or more.
Austerity cuts have existed since 2003
This year’s state budget and my spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 represent an infusion of more than $1 billion in additional money for K-12 education.
Beer is big business
By allowing brewpubs to sell beer, Georgia could become like Mexico with only a couple of manufacturers controlling all aspects of market.
Transportation bill funding on line
Georgia has one of the nation’s highest jet fuel taxes.
picking budget priorities
State lawmakers are spending taxpayer money for parking that billionaire Arthur Blank could build while paying some state employees so little they are on food stamps.
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise