Yard signs supporting the initiative to incorporate Buckhead as a distinct city. Proponents of the effort have fielded thousands of requests for yard signs during the first three weeks of availability, pictured on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 in Atlanta.
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Yard signs supporting the initiative to incorporate Buckhead as a distinct city. Proponents of the effort have fielded thousands of requests for yard signs during the first three weeks of availability, pictured on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 in Atlanta.

Credit: Jenni Girtman, AP Images for Buckhead City Committee

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Opponents of the Buckhead City movement launched a counteroffensive yesterday. In a news conference at the state Capitol, Democratic legislators who represent the city cited economic and social hardships they say severing Buckhead from Atlanta would cause to both jurisdictions. Our panel looked at where the secession movement stands today.

Also, the first day of jury selection in the trial of the three men charged with murder in the shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery began this week. GPB’s Riley Bunch gave us a firsthand look at how the process unfolded yesterday.

Panelists:

Riley Bunch — Policy reporter, GPB News

Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eric Tanenblatt — Republican insider

Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham — Mayor of East Point