0:00: Rose gives a news brief on a new tech company, Dominion Voting that has been selected by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to implement the state’s new paper ballot voting system.
In other news, we hear the latest on a cyberattack that brought down computer servers at the Georgia Department of Public Safety this weekend.
Lastly, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has named Dr. Angelica Geter Fugerson the city’s first chief health officer.
2:50: Fulton County’s Board of Commissioner’s recently passed a resolution aimed at decreasing the county’s consumption of single-use plastics. This resolution comes after the county passed, and later suspended, a county-wide ban on single-use plastics earlier this year. Fulton County District One Commissioner Liz Hausmann discusses the feedback the county has received on both measures.
29:20: Closer Look’s “Open for Business” series profiles companies — and their owners — with unique backstories. For our next installment, we recently met with Grant Wallace, owner of the landscaping business Grantlanta Lawn, while he was mowing the lawn at a home in Grant Park. Today, we preview our conversation with Wallace who launched his business three years ago, as a working musician, which has now become a full-time endeavor.
34:26: A local hiker and business owner, Lisa Simmons, has plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in August. Simmons will donate all of her funds to BlazeSports America, a nonprofit that provides sports equipment for people with disabilities. Simmons and Mara Galic, interim executive director for BlazeSports America, join Closer Look to talk about the upcoming journey.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.