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EJ Moosa

The Naked Truth from the Diary of an American Libertarian

  • Georgia’s Anemic Job Growth

    Southeastern Job Growth 2019 Jobs Total Jobs % Growth Florida 212000 9104000 2.33% Alabama 45700 2103300 2.17% North Carolina 93900 4593600 2.04% Tennessee 49200 3136500 1.57% Georgia 66700 4653700 1.43% South Carolina 27200 2193700 1.24% While Georgia may have the … Continue reading → The post Georgia’s Anemic Job Growth appeared first on The Naked Truth.

  • Are We Going To Stand By While Our City Charter is Violated?

    There are a small but growing group of residents like myself who have been trying to hold our government accountable. We do not look the other way. We insist that our Charter be followed and not circumvented for the convenience … Continue reading → The post Are We Going To Stand By While Our City Charter is Violated? appeared first on The Naked Truth.

  • Johns Creek City Council and Post 4

    Friends,Adam Thomas seems to find it necessary to suggest things about Chris Coughlin that simply do not hold up under scrutiny.  Even though the “tax promise” mentioned was made during a campaign that was NOT for the seat Chris currently … Continue reading → The post Johns Creek City Council and Post 4 appeared first on The Naked Truth.

  • Vaping Crisis? Or Common Sense Crisis?

    Nothing gets politicians or wanna be politicians more excited than a new crisis. And fortunately, as we head into the fall election cycle, we have one in Johns Creek. Vaping is a choice, made by individuals, whom we give the … Continue reading → The post Vaping Crisis? Or Common Sense Crisis? appeared first on The Naked Truth.

  • Freedom of Speech: It’s Not “Freedom From Speech You Dislike”

    I keep asking myself why this topic keeps coming up.  Certainly it was not the “Anything But Coughlin” signs.  Coughlin is more than prepared to respond to such things. Ask yourselves what is worse-anonymous speech or people in positions of authority … Continue reading → The post Freedom of Speech: It’s Not “Freedom From Speech You Dislike” appeared first on The Naked Truth.

  • Gateway Marker Designs Speak For Themselves

    On Friday September 27th, the City Council received the preliminary drawings for proposed Gateway Markers for the City of Johns Creek. The City Council was getting an early peak for the drawing and voting was to start this week from … Continue reading → The post Gateway Marker Designs Speak For Themselves appeared first on The Naked Truth.

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  • City Staff to Present TSPLOST Update

    Johns Creek City Staff is going to present a TSPLOST project update at the Monday February 24, 2020 City Council Work Session. How do we balance the need to address traffic congestion while maintaining our community’s suburban residential character?

  • Morton Road Pocket Park Groundbreaking

    The City of Johns Creek will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Morton Road Pocket Park on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

  • Jones Bridge Widening Update

    City Staff is going to hold a Public Input Meeting on February 20, 2020. At that meeting, two concepts will be presented. What will not be presented is an option to better balance congestion relief and neighborhood impacts. Why not?

  • Improved Traffic Flow in Johns Creek

    Traffic flow has significantly improved on Medlock Bridge Road/SR 141. Congratulations to Johns Creek’s traffic operations team - progress is being made! Now if we can only figure out how to help Peachtree Corners make improvements through their part of the road!

  • A New Year, A New Decade: The Future of Johns Creek

    Johns Creek City Councilman John Bradberry shares his thoughts as we enter a new year and new decade.

  • The Year in Review

    As we look forward to the beginning of a new decade, we review highlights from 2019.

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- Ben Brasch/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Basil Eleby got his first medal Friday, from a Fulton County court. A fire melted the I-85 overpass at Piedmont Road in Atlanta on March 30, 2017.

- David Ibata/For the AJC

Johns Creek has named a municipal finance veteran and transit agency executive from California to be its new finance director.

- Kiersten Willis/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

At a loss for how to spend a soggy day in Alpharetta? Well, the votes are in and it’s been decided exactly what you should do wen the rains come in.

- David Ibata/For the AJC

The Milton City Council has approved a contract with Crabapple Green LLC allowing seven “Meet Me in Milton” community events this year.

- David Ibata/For the AJC

Two soccer fields at Grimes Bridge Park in Roswell will get new field lights under an agreement between the city and the Roswell Soccer Club.

- David Ibata/For the AJC

By a vote of 5-1, Johns Creek has adopted an ordinance calling for stiffer penalties for crimes committed as an act of hate against a member of a particular group.

- Chelsea Prince/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Roswell officers were out in force Friday morning after three people ran from a police chase and only one was apprehended. 

- Adrianne Murchison/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Early voting takes place Monday through March 20. The Presidential Preference Primary is March 24. 

- Adrianne Murchison/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hammond Drive is primed for a makeover. Sandy Springs has purchased residential properties and small parcels of land along a narrow corridor for a $60 million transformation intended to relieve weekday traffic backups.

- Adrianne Murchison/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Food that Rocks returns to City Green, May 2, with cuisine from some of the city’s popular restaurants.

- Adrianne Murchison/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A company with a familiar name is bringing 150 jobs to Alpharetta.

- Kristal Dixon/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Police believe the accused robber has targeted several banks around metro Atlanta.

- Tyler Estep/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox initiated the employee conduct review after taking office in December.

- Ben Brasch/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Basil Eleby got his first medal Friday, from a Fulton County court. A fire melted the I-85 overpass at Piedmont Road in Atlanta on March 30, 2017.

- J.D. Capelouto/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb County elections released the early voting locations for the presidential primary. Advance voting begins Monday, March 2.

- Brad Schrade/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

HB987, which passed the House in a 160-1 vote, would improve safety and oversight in Georgia’s senior care homes.

- Raisa Habersham/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta voters can cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential preference primary starting Monday at several locations across Fulton County.

- Kristal Dixon/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Residents can vote early at several locations around Cobb ahead of the March 24 presidential primary.

- Tyler Estep/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond had been mulling a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently filled by Republican Kelly Loeffler.

- Tyler Estep/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The new timetable increases the odds that a ruling on the DeKalb ethics board's legal request will be influenced by the work of state lawmakers.

- Bill Rankin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fifteen years ago, state lawmakers enacted sweeping tort legislation that delighted doctors, hospitals and the insurance industry. This year, they’re back at it again, pushing new proposals aimed at stifling plaintiffs’ litigation and curbing big jury awards.

- James Salzer/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A key Senate panel Thursday backed a 50-cent fee on Uber, Lyft, taxi and limo rides to replace sales taxes that ride-share company customers would be charged starting April 1.

- Mark Niesse/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The U.S. House Oversight Committee reported Wednesday that Gov. Brian Kemp mocked reports of voting problems in Georgia.

- Mark Niesse/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About $10.3 million in federal election security money is being spent on Georgia's new voting system, funding ads, tables and security.

- James Salzer

Georgia lawmakers getting rid of tax breaks, rather than just adding more 

- Mark Niesse/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Sumter County judge ruled Wednesday that elections can be conducted on large touchscreens despite ballot secrecy concerns.

- Jim Galloway

If you think the Republican-on-Republican brawl over U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat has already gotten nasty, just wait. It’s about to get a lot worse.

- James Salzer

Georgia Senate backs truth-in-tax-breaks legislation

- Mark Niesse/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A bill introduced in the Georgia Senate would allow voters to request to receive a mailed absentee ballot every election.

- James Salzer

Georgia House passes budget sans many of Gov. Kemp’s spending cuts

- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What to do in metro Atlanta this weekend if you love to eat and drink.

- Karen Huppertz/For the AJC

For the first time, Duluth’s popular civic meeting, Connect Duluth, will be offered as a virtual meeting 6:30 to 7 p.m. March 11 on the city’s Facebook page. The event, to be hosted by Mayor Nancy Harris, offers citizens a chance to learn about the latest things happening in Duluth. Mayor Harris will answer questions about city’s new developments and discuss ways residents can become more involved with local government.

- Karen Huppertz/For the AJC

The Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office is hosting a Restriction Summit (expungement) for misdemeanors 4 to 8 p.m. March 20 in the auditorium at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

- Arielle Kass/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gwinnett County commissioners decided not to punish COmmissioner Marlene Fosque in an ethics case.

- Shaddi Abusaid/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Authorities are searching for a third suspect in connection with a fatal shooting at a Duluth-area gas station.

- Karen Huppertz/For the AJC

The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to renew an annual contract for utility wood pole inspection and replacement with Southeastern Wood Pole Inspectors, Inc. of Commerce, Georgia. The $150,000 annual contract is the fourth and final renewal option with this contractor. There is no price increase this year.

- Karen Huppertz/For the AJC

Gwinnett Commissioners recently renewed an annual contract for the purchase of gas-powered hydraulic extrication tools with High Tech Rescue, Inc. The $156,592 contract will replace four complete sets of gas-powered hydraulic extrication equipment used by the Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services during the contract period beginning April 20, 2020 through April 19, 2021.

- Karen Huppertz/For the AJC

Drivers traveling through Berkeley Lake will experience some delays beginning March 9 as the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources begins the replacement of a water main on South Berkeley Lake Road.

- Juanita Love/For the AJC

The Partnership for Community Action Inc. has funds availble for qualified residents who live in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, and Walton counties from the Georgia Department of Human Services to provide assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), according to a press release.

- Arielle Kass

Gwinnett County commissioners voted Wednesday not to punish Marlene Fosque for comments she made about an anti-illegal immigration activist.

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Officials in Fulton County are working to repair a water main damaged by contractor, Wednesday afternoon. The 8-inch main on Buice Road in Johns Creek supplies water to several subdivision in the area. As a result, water service will be interrupted by repair work including Doublegate, Farmbrook, Fox Creek, Kingston Crossing, Lakeview Estates, Linkwood and Spring Garden...

JOHNS CREEK, Ga -- A Fulton County teacher is out of a job because of posts she made on her personal Facebook page badmouthing one of her students who -- the teacher says -- has a learning disability. The teacher resigned after the district questioned her about the posts.   A school district spokeswoman says Jennifer Lynch, who teaches several classes of Latin – from...

    JOHNS CREEK -- Johns Creek Police are searching for two men who pushed their way into a home after pretending to deliver Chinese food. The woman fought back and gave police an important clue to track down the suspects.  Johns Creek Police spokesperson Lt. Chris Byers told 11Alive News that investigators believe the house was targeted.  He had a handgun and hit her in the...

ATLANTA -- A cocaine trafficker who was caught by happenstance will spend more than 17 years in federal prison. Ricky Nuckles was arrested after an off-duty DEA agent watched him participate in a drug transaction at an Atlanta gas station. The 41-year-old Johns Creek man was convicted May 13. "We have removed another cocaine trafficker off of the streets, thanks to the quick thinking and...

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.The event, featuring employers who are ready to hire and job search assistance, will be held at the Aviation Cultural Center located at 3900 Aviation Circle NW, Atlanta. South Fulton Economic Development is...

Local groups are now taking donations and money to help care for the horses.        

While the state has no confirmed COVID-19 cases, many Georgians are concerned about the virus.        

The shooter remained at the scene and was being interviewed by police.        

Smyrna Police outlined the case on Friday. They said the man has struck twice in Smyrna this week.        

When customers check out at Stoney's, they can now choose to add a little something extra for another customer who might need a helping hand.        

Johns Creek Herald News
- By CARSON COOK

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Mayor Mike Bodker announced Feb. 24 that he has nominated Police Chief Ed Densmore to be Johns Creek’s next city manager.

- By CARSON COOK carson@appenmediagroup.com

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Perhaps the biggest orchestra ever assembled in Johns Creek is set to perform a concert of equally grand music on Saturday, March 28.

- By CARSON COOK carson@appenmediagroup.com

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Johns Creek approved an agreement with Alpharetta and Forsyth County that advances plans to widen McGinnis Ferry Road, a popular east-west commuter route.

- By CARSON COOK carson@appenmediagroup.com

DUNWOODY, Ga. — For 14 years, Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Blassie was buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

The unexpected snow didn’t keep the Johns Creek High School soccer program from holding its annual Kick-a-Thon on Feb. 8. More than 70 athletes, coaches and volunteers braved conditions to participate in the program’s fundraiser, which raised $10,000.

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- D. Orlando Ledbetter/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Falcons safety/linebacker Kemal Ishmael, a mainstay on special teams, has been told that he will not be re-signed, according to his agent Fred Lyles. 

- D. Orlando Ledbetter/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In the 1990s, while a young Thomas Dimitroff was working on the grounds crew of the Cleveland Browns, weighing his career options, Kirk Ferentz was the offensive line coach on Bill Belichick’s staff. 

- D. Orlando Ledbetter/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The NFL draft class of 2020 is considered one of the better wide receiver groups in a long time.

- Michael Cunningham/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Falcons will have to deal with Saints quarterback Drew Brees for at least one more season. They also are scheduled to see Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers in 2020. Those are four top-tier NFL quarterbacks if you assume, like I do, that old pros Brees and Rodgers won’t suddenly lose it. 

- D. Orlando Ledbetter/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It was edge-rusher day for the media Thursday at the NFL scouting combine.

- Gabriel Burns/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mike Soroka’s slightly delayed debut went swimmingly Friday afternoon. It was the first of potentially five outings leading to his first opening-day start.

- Gabriel Burns/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While injury news at Braves camp has focused on Cole Hamels and Freddie Freeman, there’s still a trio of relievers yet to pitch in an exhibition game.

- Mark Bradley/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Larry Berg owns LAFC. This week he proclaimed that MLS will, within 10 years, be more popular than big-league baseball. “We definitely have the demographics in our favor, both in terms of youth and diversity,” he said. “I think we'll pass baseball and hockey and be the No. 3 sport in the U.S. behind football and basketball.” 

- Gabriel Burns/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Braves defeated the Cardinals 3-1 on Thursday at CoolToday Park. It marked Felix Hernandez’s second start of spring, one that began rocky but ended strongly.

- Gabriel Burns/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was scratched from the Braves’ lineup Thursday after feeling left oblique tightness during batting practice. The team said the decision was precautionary. 

- Zach Koons/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Hawks (18-43) combined a balanced offense and a complete second half to cruise past the Nets 141-118 Friday at State Farm Arena. 

- Sarah K. Spencer/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Not long after the Hawks’ loss to the 76ers on Feb. 24, coach Lloyd Pierce had a conversation with third-year power forward John Collins. 

- Sarah K. Spencer/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Center Dewayne Dedmon, who missed Wednesday’s loss to Orlando with right elbow pain, underwent a non-surgical procedure to address the pain on Thursday, the Hawks announced.

- Sarah K. Spencer/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Hawks (17-43) led briefly in the third quarter but couldn’t hold off the Magic (26-32) in a 130-120 loss Wednesday at State Farm Arena. 

- Sarah K. Spencer/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Clint Capela has still not progressed to doing any contact work or basketball activity. 

- Doug Roberson/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta United and Club America will play in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on March 11 and March 18.

- Doug Roberson/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Doug Roberson (@DougRobersonAJC) of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution predicts Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s MLS game at Nashville. The game will start at 8 p.m. It will be broadcast on FOX.

- Doug Roberson/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta United will be a part of history on Saturday when it plays at Nashville in its first MLS game. More than 60,000 are expected at Nissan Stadium.

- Doug Roberson/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Frank de Boer has played or managed in some of soccer’s famous arenas. And he will soon check off another when Atlanta United, the team he manages, plays Club America in the famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. 

- Doug Roberson/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Manuel Castro could join Atlanta United as early as Monday, manager Frank de Boer said Thursday.

- Score Atlanta

Valdosta State – No. 1 ranked Treutlen is heading back to the state championship for the second consecutive season after toppling No. 4 Terrell County 68-63. The Vikings jumped out to a 40-30 halftime lead and held a 61-55 lead with 3:06 left to play before celebrating the win. With the victory, Treutlen improves to a perfect 30-0 and is back in the finals after last year's 67-65 heartbreaking loss to Calhoun County. 

- Seth Ellerbee

Woodward Academy will play Cross Creek for a shot at a state championship in Macon next week after the War Eagles defeated Denmark in the second game of the evening and Cross Creek beat St. Pius X. For the girls, Troup will play Americus-Sumter in the AAAA girls championship game after the Tigers moved past the defending champions from Carver-Columbus and Americus-Sumter defeated Luella at Fort Valley State University on Friday. 

- Adam Krohn

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The St. Francis Lady Knights finally conquered a familiar foe and, in the process, ended a remarkable run for the Wesleyan Lady Wolves, coasting to a 75-61 win in the Class A Private semifinals on Friday at Georgia State College and University’s Centennial Center.

- Chip Saye/AJC Sports

The Lanier and Chattahoochee boys teams and the Glynn Academy and Forest Park girls teams will play for the Class AAAAAA basketball championships on March 7 at the Macon Centreplex. Lanier defeated South Cobb 63-57 in overtime Friday in the semifinals at Buford City Arena, and Chattahoochee knocked off Tri-Cities 78-72. The Glynn Academy girls defeated Hughes 59-38, and Forest Park beat Valdosta 54-38. The girls title game is at 1 p.m., the boys at 3.

- Stan Awtrey/For the AJC

Shortly before school started, Southwest DeKalb coach Eugene Brown officially got the news that Kadarius “K.D.” Johnson, the best player in the region as a junior, was transferring to Hargrave Military. That ended the idea of pairing Johnson with Eugene Brown III, the son of the coach and a big-time Division I prospect who had missed his junior season with a broken leg, to form the basis of a powerhouse.

- Chip Towers/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Good pitching, clutch hitting and a competitive ballgame kept a sellout crowd at Foley Field engaged on a frigid night as No. 4-ranked Georgia held off Georgia Tech 6-5 Friday.

- Chip Towers/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One certainly can be critical of Georgia’s performance in Tom Crean’s first two seasons as men’s basketball coach. But he deserves nothing but praise for his ability to raise the profile of the Bulldogs. 

- Zach Koons/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One certainly can be critical of Georgia’s performance in Tom Crean’s first two seasons as men’s basketball coach. But he deserves nothing but praise for his ability to raise the profile of the Bulldogs. 

- D. Orlando Ledbetter/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If this football thing doesn’t work out for former Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, then superstar musician and singer John Legend better watch out. 

- Chip Towers/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia and Georgia Tech will get to play a weekend series for the first time in 61 years. 

- Ken Sugiura

With three games to play in the regular season, the NCAA tournament appears to be the longest of long shots for Georgia Tech. While the Yellow Jackets haven’t abandoned it – they can get in by winning the ACC tournament and capturing the league’s automatic berth – the NIT is out there as a possibility, though that would require some work, too.

- Adam Krohn

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The St. Francis Lady Knights finally conquered a familiar foe and, in the process, ended a remarkable run for the Wesleyan Lady Wolves, coasting to a 75-61 win in the Class A Private semifinals on Friday at Georgia State College and University’s Centennial Center.

- Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech wide receiver Jair Hawkins-Anderson has put his name into the transfer portal, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to the AJC. Hawkins-Anderson, who completed three seasons with the Yellow Jackets, had limited playing time in his career.

- Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech’s spring football game will be televised on the ACC Network, one of nine games that the first-year channel will broadcast. ESPN made the announcement Thursday.

- Ken Sugiura

This is the fifth installment in a nine-part series that will preview Georgia Tech’s spring football practice, which begins Tuesday. Today: Offensive line| Yesterday: Defensive backs| Tomorrow: Tight ends

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