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.

Bill White, a leader of the Buckhead cityhood movement, announces he's leaving Buckhead and the Atlanta area altogether.

Credit: Jenni Girtman, AP Images for Buckhead City Committee

The panel:

Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University

Emma Hurt, @Emma_Hurt, reporter, Axios Atlanta

Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor-at-large, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University


The breakdown:

1. Leader of the Buckhead cityhood movement is leaving the city of Atlanta. 

  • In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill White says he and his husband will move to Lake Burton.
  • White and others in the cityhood movement were dealt a large blow this legislative session when bills backing the movement failed. 
    • Gov. Brian Kemp was against the movement.

2. Stacey Abrams announced she will join Howard University. 

  • Abrams will be the inaugural Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics.
  • Abrams has said she'll travel back and forth between her Georgia home and the school in Washington, D.C.

LISTEN: Professor Tammy Greer weighs in on Abrams' next steps.

3. Angela Davis returns an award from the city of Atlanta in protest of planned police training center. 

  • Davis, a longtime activist, cited concerns about the controversy. 

LISTEN: Emma Hurt on Mayor Andre Dickens doubling down on police training center.

4. Democrat Mesha Minor draws criticism from own party over voucher vote. 

  • The Atlanta Democrat voted with Republicans in support for school vouchers, a measure that failed during the session.
  • The vote prompted pushback from her own party, even prompting State Sen. Josh McLaurin (D-Sandy Springs) to donate $1,000 to a possible primary opponent.

Friday on Political Rewind: The team is observing a state holiday. We'll return on-air Monday with a brand new show at 9 a.m. As various Georgians celebrate Ramadan, Passover and Holy Week, we encourage everyone to revisit our 2022 conversation with faith leaders.