WABE's Week In Review: Giuliani testifies and South Dekalb residents get to stay in their homes...for now

Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Fulton County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Atlanta. Giuliani is scheduled to testify before a special grand jury that is investigating attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Former Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani is the most high profile ally of the former president to testify in Fulton County’s special grand jury investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia.

Staying in their homes (for now)…

Some 200 residents at a South DeKalb County apartment complex can stay in their homes. In June, their leases were unexpectedly terminated, but now the county and property owners say they are working together to help those who live there.

Read more: Residents of the Forest at Columbia apartment complex in Decatur no longer have to leave their homes at the end of August.

Students versus heat…

Those are just two of the latest from WABE’s The Heat Effect series.

Also in this episode…

Rahul Bali looked at the ramifications of Fulton County commissioners approving a deal to house hundreds of prisoners in Atlanta’s city jail.

Stephannie Stokes reported on the City of Atlanta paying more than $5 million to end a years-long dispute over land in the Peoplestown neighborhood.

Jess Mador reviewed the major changes at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after years of criticism for its pandemic response.  

–Our Georgia Votes 2022 podcast team looks at multiple issues including Fulton’s special jury investigation into election meddling.