First Slice 5-22-13: Solar power advocates criticize Georgia Power for ‘trying to protect their monopoly’

Plus, Karen Handel says no to Common Core


Georgia’s solar industry wants the state to expand its use of the renewable energy source. But some proponents claim that Georgia Power is standing in the way. “We think solar is the way to go,” Tea Party Patriots’ Debbie Dooley, told the Associated Press. “The sun is free, it’s there. Understand Georgia Power is not being as aggressive on solar power and solar energy as they should be because they’re trying to protect their monopoly.”

Atlanta Police say that Wells Fargo bank teller Daniel Araujo stole around $10,000 from a 90-year-old Buckhead woman’s bank account. “I worked all my life and tried to save my money because I knew when I got older, I couldn’t work,” Mary Massey tells Fox 5.

Dunwoody Police arrested 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef for disorderly conduct, which could be his second probation violation this year. The charge came after hotel security smelled weed coming from the rising hip-hop star’s room.

Georgia’s high school graduation rates are slowly on the rise.

U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel doesn’t support Common Core, in case you were wondering. “There’s a very big difference in saying we want to have our children in this country to have a good level of education versus having federal intrusion in how that education occurs,” said the former secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate.

A Savannah Port official thinks that the federal government will “step up to the plate in a big way” in the coming years and help make the project a reality.

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