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  • Advisory panel says highway-capping ‘Stitch’ project could cost $452M

    03/03/2019 1:09:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Curbed Atlanta ^ | March 1, 2019 | Sean Keenan
    After roaming around and studying downtown for a week, the Urban Land Institute’s advisory services panel provided Atlanta leaders with recommendations on how to move forward with the colossal proposed “Stitch” project. On Friday, ULI, which conducts land use research for cities around the globe, suggested the time is now to partner with local elected officials and philanthropic organizations to get the ball rolling on fundraising efforts for the potentially 14-acre project that would install a massive park and new construction above the Downtown Connector. But in order to be competitive for public and private funding—panelists expect the highway-capping project...
  • Cops: Rapper gets $230K Watch, Chains Stolen at Cracker Barrel in Fulton

    03/01/2019 1:34:10 PM PST · by Cecily · 82 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 1, 2019 | Ben Brasch
    A rapper’s lunch at a Cracker Barrel in sleepy Fairburn on Thursday ended with a broken SUV window and nearly half-a-million-dollars worth of belongings stolen, police say. Fairburn police’s Deputy Chief Anthony Bazydlo confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Young Dolph, a 33-year-old Memphis rapper, had two chains valued at $84,000 and a $230,000 watch along with a gun stolen out of a vehicle.
  • Stacey Abrams and her ZOMBIE ARMY

    02/05/2019 11:35:58 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 25 replies
    Stacey Abrams gave the Democrat Party rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union speech last night. The content was predictable and the delivery reasonably competent, but the interesting aspect of the speech was the decision to green screen Abrams and project her image onto video of a nebulous audience, which were apparently standing in a studio in another location, giving the broadcast a weird Photoshopped aura. Compounding his mistake, the director kept the audience image blurred, so that they seemed to loom ominously behind Ms. Abrams, freedom-eating zombies waiting to pounce. Maybe the Democrat Party should get some help...
  • MAGA Hat Rally Held Today at CNN HQ's Atlanta, GA [Feb 16, 2019]

    02/16/2019 7:22:24 PM PST · by hapnHal · 13 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | 16 Feb 19 | hapnHal
    In case you missed the MAGA Hat rally held today at CNN HQ's in Atlanta, GA, here is a video for you to watch. I'm sure CNN won't air this video.
  • 420 pounds of meth seized in North Fulton, DeKalb busts; 8 arrested

    02/09/2019 6:52:20 PM PST · by devane617 · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 02/09/2019 | Zachary Hansen
    About 300 pounds of meth was found at a home off Mountain Road in Milton, the DEA told Channel 2 Action News. Seven people were arrested, all of whom are Mexican nationals.
  • 21 men arrested in football-themed child sex sting

    02/05/2019 9:02:04 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Kristen Reed
    Twenty-one men were arrested for allegedly arranging to have sex with a child. The GBI task force announced the arrests that followed an undercover sting that lasted five days, ending on Super Bowl Sunday. The men range in age from 20 to 55 and work in a variety of fields from rideshare drivers to construction and grocery store clerks. One of the men arrested was a behavioral health case manager. Some also were arrested for having illegal drugs on them, according to authorities. The sting was centered in Brookhaven, Ga. But included agencies across Georgia who are members of the...
  • Super Bowl Viewership Falls To Lowest Since 2008 In Historically Low Scoring Game – Update

    02/04/2019 4:53:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 4, 2019 2:14pm | Dominic Patten
    The CBS broadcast game out of Atlanta was seen by a total audience of 100.7 million, according to CBS Sports. That number comes from when you add up everyone who watched on CBS the network, CBS Interactive, NFL digital properties, Verizon Media mobile properties, ESPN Deportes television and other digital properties. Besides being a very unique bundling spin on Super Bowl numbers that previous broadcasters haven’t shamelessly taken, that’s the first time the NFL’s big game on a network as fallen beneath 100 million viewers since 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII....
  • Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo Is Finally Going To The Super Bowl (As A Network Analyst)

    02/02/2019 9:15:37 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 11 replies
    The Ringer ^ | January 31, 2019 | Bryan Curtis
    ...[He's] given Jim Nantz, who’s been at the network since 1985, a new energy, a new vigor. “I’ve heard a lot of people say that,” Nantz told me this week. “It’s probably true. … I definitely feel like I’m trying to match up with Tony’s enthusiasm.” “I gotta be honest,” said Tracy Wolfson, the crew’s sideline reporter. “I felt reinvigorated going down the stretch of the season.” Romo’s not just an announcer. He’s an energy drink. It’s not just Romo’s thirst for football that has changed the CBS crew. As Wolfson notes, Romo’s hiring allowed a rare reset for a...
  • Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE in Atlanta: report

    02/03/2019 4:50:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2019
    Rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE in Atlanta on Sunday on allegations that he's actually a British citizen who overstayed his visa in the United States and may be deported. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA '21 Savage' during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta," ICE spokesman Bryan Cox told WSB-TV Atlanta. "Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon." Cox's statement continued, "Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered...
  • National Fixed League Has Fake Championship Today

    02/03/2019 10:40:22 AM PST · by Uncle Sham · 84 replies
    self ^ | 2-03-2019 | Uncle Sham
    Many who might not be interested might want to know that the National Fixed League is once again performing it's make-believe championship game later today in Atlanta, Georgia. We are being promised political knee jobs during the halftime show as well as real-looking referees handling the football portion of the show.
  • Super Bowl LIII Halftime Controversy Continues, As Colin Kaepernick Attorney Attacks Adam Levine

    02/02/2019 3:19:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 2, 2019 | Bruce Haring
    The controversy surrounding Super Bowl LIII’s halftime show continues, as Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos called Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s rationalization on his participation “a cop out.” Speaking on Good Morning America on Friday, Geragos called on Levine to admit what he’s doing by appearing in the NFL Super Bowl halftime. “If you’re going to cross this idealogical or intellectual picket line, then own it, and Adam Levine certainly isn’t owning it,” Geragos said. “It’s a cop-out when you start talking about, ‘I’m not a politician; I’m just doing the music.’ Most of the musicians who have any kind...
  • Super Bowl security crackdown prompts closure of pedestrian bridge that cost Atlanta $23M

    02/02/2019 11:24:38 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    The city of Atlanta, in anticipation of hosting Sunday's Super Bowl, wasted a whopping $23 million on a pedestrian bridge for football fans that will now be blocked off for the big game because of security risks. The bridge -- which was initially supposed to cost $13 million -- connects Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and a public transit station. It was intended to allow tens of thousands of fans to easily access the stadiumwithout having to cross four lanes of vehicular traffic
  • Man swindled people out of nearly $1M in Super Bowl scam then disappeared, police say

    02/01/2019 8:33:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WSB-TV via WPXI ^ | February 1, 2019 | Nicole Carr
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - About a dozen Georgians have accused a prominent Gwinnett County businessman of taking off with nearly $1 million in a months-long Super Bowl ticket and business scam. Records obtained by Channel 2 Action News early Thursday morning show the man’s own mother has accused him of theft tied to the scam, and his wife told Channel 2 investigative reporter Nicole Carr she hasn’t seen him since reporting him missing early this month. Carr received the tip about Ketan Shah from an alleged victim who lives in Sandy Springs. The man told Carr that Shah, who owns...
  • NFL Live Thread: Super Bowl LIII

    01/30/2019 12:12:47 AM PST · by Impy · 528 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD: Superbowl LIII SUNDAY, FEB 3, 2019 (All Times Eastern) AFC: New England Patriots vs. NFC: Los Angeles Rams 6:30 pm on CBS, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Altanta, Georgia
  • Gladys Knight, before Super Bowl anthem date, criticizes Kaepernick

    01/18/2019 2:25:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 73 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sopan Deb
    Soul singer Gladys Knight, who will be singing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, seemed to criticize Colin Kaepernick in a statement published by Variety on Friday.
  • BREAKING: Cumming man threatened to attack White House, authorities say

    01/16/2019 4:18:29 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 70 replies
    AJC ^ | 1/16/19
    Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a terrorist case against a metro Atlanta resident accused of plotting to destroy the White House and other Washington D.C. government buildings. Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, was arrested in Gwinnett County and appeared briefly in court in downtown Atlanta in the case brought the FBI.
  • Passenger with gun made it through TSA checkpoint in Atlanta and onto Delta flight

    01/14/2019 8:18:24 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 13, 2019 | Faiz Siddiqui
    The Washington Post Democracy Dies in Darkness Try 1 month for $1 Sign In Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Gridlock Passenger with gun made it through TSA checkpoint in Atlanta and onto Delta flight TSA denied that the lapse was due to staffing shortages related to the government shutdown. A Transportation Security Administration employee checks in travelers at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Jan. 7. (John Bazemore/AP) By Faiz Siddiqui January 13 at 11:17 PM A passenger made it through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint with a gun on Jan. 2, boarding a Delta Air...
  • Sisters accused of beating 3-year-old boy to death for taking cupcake from the Mitchell

    01/01/2019 12:11:44 PM PST · by skimbell · 61 replies
    ATLANTA – Two sisters are accused of beating a 3-year-old boy to death after he took a cupcake from the kitchen...
  • xhale city vape shop fires racist trump-hating liberal after screeching meltdown caught on video

    12/29/2018 11:10:11 AM PST · by conservative98 · 139 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    A clerk at Xhale City vape shop in Tucker, Atlanta went absolutely ballistic after a customer wearing a Trump t-shirt walked into the establishment. The pro-Trump customer was denied service and asked to leave the store while the vape shop employee accused him of being a “racist ************.” A black man was also standing in front of the counter watching it all go down and it was all caught on video. “If you do not stop recording in my store, I’m going to call the police and ask you to leave,” the triggered employee said. The customer refused to be...
  • TEMPER TANTRUM IN TUCKER, GEORGIA Has anyone seen this video? It would be nice to get this out there to show the world what a liberal looks like.