First Slice 4-22-15: The battle to become Georgia's next House Majority Leader is now underway

Waka Flocka for president, Furious 7 makes big bucks, and more


Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, R-Bonaire, to become a Georgia Tax Tribunal judge. With O'Neal leaving the Gold Dome, a fight among GOP state Reps. Jon Burns of Newington, Chuck Martin of Alpharetta, and Allen Peake of Macon for the leadership position has officially begun.

The governor has signed into law a bill that will give voters the chance to decide whether the state should create an Opportunity School District. An expensive campaign to get supporters to the polls is likely to follow.

Furious 7, a film that was made in Georgia, is now the fastest film ever to make $1 billion.

Atlanta Public Schools and Atlanta Police are looking into whether two Carver School of Technology students were beat up because they were gay.

The city of Decatur, a trendsetting city where "Mayberry meets Berkeley"(!)

Should Norcross demolish a popular Buford Highway market for a parking deck and a library?

R.I.P. Pete Wheeler, who headed Georgia's Department of Veterans Service since 1954. He was 92.

ICYMI: Atlanta rapper (and U.S. Sen. David Perdue supporter) Waka Flocka Flame says he'll run for president. "First thing I would fuckin' stop as president is dogs coming into restaurants," he says. "I don't wanna see no fuckin' animal in the restaurant — ever again."

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