Top of the morning and Happy Friday! It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and we hope all the mamas are celebrating!
Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed.
Here’s what to know for today:
- One month after its return, Mayor Andre Dickens’ “Pothole Posse” has completed 1,085 repairs across the city. During his State of the City address in April, Dickens declared that the city would repair 30 potholes a day as the first step in his “Move Atlanta Forward” initiative.
- Gwinnett County officials are mourning the loss of the first Black woman to serve as the county’s tax commissioner. Tiffany Porter, who was battling breast cancer, was elected to serve in the role back in 2020. Prior to becoming tax commissioner, the 43-year-old mother of four was the first Black judge in Duluth Municipal Court.
- Two longtime city of Atlanta employees have been terminated for their alleged ties to former employee Mitzi Bickers’ bribery trial. Bickers was found guilty for her role in the scheme back in March. Cotena Alexander, deputy commissioner of the city’s Transportation Department, and Rita Braswell, an administrative program manager in Public Works, were named in the ongoing federal investigation.
- The North Fulton County Jail in Alpharetta is set to reopen after county officials approved spending $517,000 for renovations. The facility was closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and staffing issues. The funds will be used for a new roof, updating technology, and resealing concrete floors.
ICYMI: The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is partnering with FedEx to host a free admission day in honor of the 68th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 15. Tickets can be reserved online.
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