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Closer Look: George Takei; Mary-Pat Hector; And More

Feb 10, 2017
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress:

Peoplestown resident Bertha Darden leads a protest against the city's plans to turn her block into a rainwater retention pond.
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The city of Atlanta has taken over five properties in Peoplestown through eminent domain for a flood control project. At least two of those homeowners are still fighting to stay.

"Tell eminent domain! Tell it! Put up your dukes! Put up your dukes!” shouted Bertha Darden. Even standing among protesters gathered in her neighbor’s yard on Nov. 18, the 30-year Peoplestown resident was like a one-woman pep rally. Needless to say, Darden doesn't want to move.

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If voters approve Gov. Nathan Deal’s school takeover plan next month, it would break some new legal ground. That came up in a panel discussion on the proposal at Georgia State University’s College of Law Monday.

The plan, also called Amendment One, would let the state take over some low-performing schools. That would mean a shift of governance, according to Tanya Washington, an education law professor at Georgia State University.