Georgia Senate Rejects Attempt to Allow Atlanta’s Whitest Area to Secede

Two legislation that would have authorized the whitest and wealthiest part of Atlanta to secede and form its own city were defeated by the Georgia Senate on Thursday, a day after the administration of Governor Brian Kemp questioned the legitimacy of the proposal in a note to lawmakers. The legislation to establish Buckhead City failed by a vote of 33-23, with some Republicans voting against it. After the vote, Atlanta’s mayor, Andre Dickens, stated, “Atlanta is one city with one bright future.”