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  • Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

    04/28/2017 4:28:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    This year, 2017, the NRA Annual Meeting is being held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. 80,000 people are expected to attend.  There will be 450,000 square feet of exhibits. As with the past two annual meetings, attendees will be able to carry firearms in accordance with state laws. In Georgia a carry permit is required.Georgia recognizes carry permits from 32 other states. Handgunlaw.us lists the states.Virginia is not listed on the official Georgia.gov page, but I understand that Georgia reciprocity with Virgina has been restored. You are responsible for validating your own information.From handgunlaw.us: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,...
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    It’s been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. » The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Here’s what we know so far: Who’s at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJC’s Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • Atlanta Trump Rally for NRA Convention? (Vanity)

    04/25/2017 11:38:32 AM PDT · by Ulmius · 8 replies
    April 25, 2017 | Ulmius
    The NRA Convention is in Atlanta at the end of this week, and Trump is attending. I also know there's little to no chance I'm getting a seat (I'm not a member anyway), so will there be any rallies going on in the area to mark the occasion? The Berkeley videos are fresh on my mind, and I'll be damned if I stand by while Antifa tries to crash the party. Thanks in advance, everybody!
  • Four people shot at MARTA station; suspect in custody (Atlanta train)

    04/13/2017 3:09:03 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned that four people have been shot at the West Lake MARTA station. MARTA confirms the suspect has been taken into custody.
  • Atlanta-area residents, HAVE YOU VOTED??

    04/13/2017 8:10:40 AM PDT · by realDan · 8 replies
    Cook Political Report ^ | 4/10/2017 | David Wasserman
    Atlanta-area residents, YOU ARE UNDER SERIOUS THREAT OF LOSING YOUR SEAT TO A DEMOCRAT if you don't GET OUT AND VOTE! The Cook Political Report has moved the race for Tom Price's old seat from Leans Republican to Toss-Up, (see link last paragraph). This following a huge influx of spending by a group that styles itself "Make Trump Furious", and is comprised mostly of out-of-state donors including Hollywood activists. ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GOING TO LET HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS ELECT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE?
  • I-85 collapse: Three arrested after major fire under Atlanta highway

    04/01/2017 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2017 | By Jason Hanna, Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally setting a huge fire that brought down part of an elevated interstate highway in Atlanta, a collapse that is expected to complicate traffic for months in one of the nation's most congested cities. Basil Eleby and two other people -- all believed by investigators to be homeless -- have been arrested in connection with Thursday evening's fire under Interstate 85, Jay Florence, deputy insurance and safety fire commissioner, said Friday. Eleby has been charged with first-degree criminal damage to property, Florence said. The other two -- Sophia Bruner and Barry Thomas...
  • I-85 collapses after massive fire: ‘The entire bridge is compromised’

    03/31/2017 3:44:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/31/17 | Ellen Eldridge and Raisa Habersham
    Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Thursday night after fire officials extinguished a massive fire on I-85 in Atlanta that led to the collapse of a bridge on the crowded interstate. The bridge on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 near Piedmont Road collapsed about 7 p.m., Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford confirmed. No injuries to motorists or first responders were reported. Officials said they still don't know how long it will take to fix the bridge, but they agree there is no underestimating the headache that awaits commuters. (snip) He said the cause of the...
  • Part of I-85 collapses in Atlanta after massive fire

    03/31/2017 3:59:30 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 64 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 30, 2017
    Part of Interstate 85 collapsed north of downtown Atlanta Thursday night after a massive fire broke out under the busy highway during afternoon rush hour traffic. The fire broke out at around 6 p.m. Atlanta fire officials told Fox 5 the blaze caught giant spools of plastic utility conduits which were being stored under the overpass. No injuries to motorists or firefighters were reported. Georgia State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that terrorism is not suspected. Prior to the collapse, structural engineers told FOX 5 they were worried about fire melting the metal under the bridge. Witnesses...
  • Part of I-85 collapses in Atlanta after massive fire

    03/31/2017 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff
    Part of Interstate 85 collapsed north of downtown Atlanta Thursday night after a massive fire broke out under the busy highway during afternoon rush hour traffic. The fire broke out at around 6 p.m. Atlanta fire officials told Fox 5 the blaze caught giant spools of plastic utility conduits which were being stored under the overpass. No injuries to motorists or firefighters were reported. Georgia State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that terrorism is not suspected. Prior to the collapse, structural engineers told FOX 5 they were worried about fire melting the metal under the bridge. Witnesses...
  • BREAKING: All lanes shut down on I-85 due to massive fire

    03/30/2017 4:14:02 PM PDT · by TermLimitsforAll · 114 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 03/30/2017 | Ellen Eldridge
    All lanes on I-85 are blocked due to heavy black smoke from a massive fire, officials said.
  • Atlanta United addressing anti-gay chant at first match

    03/06/2017 6:03:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    A.P. ^ | March 6, 2017 | Charles Odum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United said Monday it is "taking measures internally" to address an anti-gay chant used by some fans attending the team's first Major League Soccer match. United spokesman Chris Winkler said the team was aware of the chant during Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. In a statement to The Associated Press, the team said the chants "have no place in our matches" and fans participating in those chants will be removed from games.
  • Georgia pair sentenced to combined 35 years for terrorizing black child's birthday party

    02/27/2017 6:51:12 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 93 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | Christopher Brennan
    A Georgia man and woman cried in court Monday after they were both sentenced to long prison terms for terrorizing a black child’s birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and threats. Jose Ismael Torres and Kayla Rae Norton were convicted earlier this month under a street gang terrorism law for the 2015 harassment in Douglassville, outside Atlanta, and cried in court on Monday. Video footage from the party, little more than a month after Dylann Roof’s Charleston church massacre, shows a parade of trucks roaring by with Confederate battle flags.
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night [Falcons Owner]

    02/05/2017 8:05:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1/31/17 | Harry Lyles Jr
    .....Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed concern about Trump because on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s commemorating statement did not specifically mention the six million Jews who were killed during World War II. Blank himself is Jewish. “I’m troubled by anything directionally in our country that separates people,” Blank told Newsday. “America started without any of us, other than Native American Indians. This country was built on inclusion and diversity, on celebration of those differences, supporting those differences...
  • Win or lose, will Atlanta burn tonight?

    02/05/2017 8:16:09 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 79 replies
    02-05-2017 | Me
    I don't see this happening in Foxboro should the Pats win but I do see the potential in Atlanta...win or lose. If I had a shoe store in downtown Atlanta, I'd already have a UHAUL backed in loading up all my inventory and moving it to a safe sight. Wait, what about flat screen TV stores? LOL
  • Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

    01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said. Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found...
  • CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health

    01/23/2017 3:14:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Brady Dennis
    With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health officials around the country to learn more about the mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate. But CDC officials abruptly canceled the conference before President Trump’s inauguration, sending a terse email on Jan. 9 to those who had been scheduled to speak at the event. The...
  • 3 dead in shooting outside Atlanta mall

    01/22/2017 12:53:16 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Steve Gehlbach
    Two men in their late 20s were shot dead early Sunday morning outside a Checkers Drive-In restaurant near Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. Ahmad Johnson, 27, of East Point, and Rickie Burke, 28, of Atlanta, died on the scene, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. David Worrell, 22, was in critical condition after being shot, and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital. Drugs were discovered at the scene, according to police. A witness told Gehlbach (reporter) that he heard as many as 30 shots fired.
  • Atlanta averaging murder every other day in 2017

    01/18/2017 12:23:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    WSB TV (Atlanta) ^ | 01/12/2017 | Mark Winne
    Atlanta’s deputy police chief says he’s concerned about an upward trend in murders across the city. So far this year, there have been six homicides in the city of Atlanta. That’s three times the amount the city had at this time last year. “We're concerned about the trend, anytime you have homicides, you’re concerned. But this time last year, we had two,” APD Deputy Chief Darryl Tolleson said. By the end of January 2016, there were just eight homicides in the city. Tolleson said four additional detective slots have just been added to the APD homicide unit. Last year, Atlanta...
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Botches Crime Stats in Defending John Lewis

    01/17/2017 11:08:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2017 | 10:12 PM EST | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, whose 5th District includes the City of Atlanta, said of Donald Trump that “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.” Trump characteristically fired back with a two-part tweet suggesting that Lewis “… spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.” As would be expected, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rushed to Lewis’s defense. In its apparent haste to do so, a pair of journalists at the paper committed a colossal math blunder...
  • Six False Accusations by John Lewis, Hero-Turned-Hack

    01/16/2017 4:23:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    2008: Falsely accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Sarah Palin of racism. Lewis attacked McCain and Palin, then running against Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president: “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division,” he said, going on to suggest that the Republican ticket were creating the climate for racist terrorism. “[Democrat] George Wallace never threw a bomb … but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans … four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.” Years later, McCain...