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US: Georgia (News/Activism)

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  • Florida survivors push back after GOP activist says they're 'hijacked by left-wing groups'

    Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy. “Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups who have an agenda,” former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, specifically naming billionaire and liberal activist George Soros. “Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?” the conservative activist continued. Incensed students went on the air following Kingston’s remarks to...
  • Georgia Woman Burns Down 20 Homes After Losing Her House In A Divorce

    02/21/2018 7:28:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 46 replies
    107.9 Radio ^ | 1/20/18 | Bill Gallucico
    A Georgia woman who had recently lost her home to her ex-husband in a bitter divorce battle decided that if she couldn't live there, nobody could. According to Fox News, Adrienne Satterly stacked up mattresses in her living room and set them ablaze. The fire quickly spread out of control, burning down her home, and damaging 19 others in her neighborhood. WSB-TV reports that Satterly set the fire and then left the house with her two cats. Authorities say she walked for over an hour to a local Walmart, where she called 911 to report the fire. Her home was...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • GDOT Proposes Trucks Only Interstate: No Cars Allowed

    02/16/2018 7:45:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Construction Equipment ^ | February 7, 2018 | Construction Equipment
    Atlanta's traffic is legendary and the Georgia DOT says the increase in truck traffic needs to be addressed. Because the Port of Savannah and the Panama Canal have been deepened, more freight is coming in which translates to more semi-trucks traveling in and out of the Atlanta hub. GDOT estimates trucks carry 75 percent of the freight in Georgia and expects truck traffic to double by 2040.GDOT is in the early stages of planning the I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project. The interstate will stretch from metro Atlanta 40 miles south to Macon. GDOT Operations Director John Hibbard says it would...
  • Georgia's largest road construction project is almost done, GDOT says (tolled express lanes)

    02/16/2018 6:10:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    WSB TV 2 ^ | February 13, 2018 | Steve Gehlbach
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The largest road construction project in state history is nearing completion, and relief for commuters is almost here. Georgia's Department of Transportation program manager for the project told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach even after delays for weather and after the I-85 collapse, the new 75 express lanes should open by the end of summer. “It’s the longest land bridge in the state of Georgia," program manager for the project, Stephen Lively said. Northern sections above the 75-575 split and through Marietta are mostly complete, including one 6,000-foot raised section. Lively said the goal is to have...
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, who’s come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Fundraising, voter turnout highlight enthusiasm (FL, GA, OK elections TODAY 2/13).

    02/13/2018 5:22:29 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 28 replies
    YourObserver ^ | 2/13/18 | Ryan Butler
    Recently released fundraising totals and voter turnout figures have reaffirmed the higher-than-average attention being paid to a Florida House of Representatives race. As the House District 72 special election heads into its final day, Democrat Margaret Good and Republican James Buchanan have both out-fundraised their respective party’s candidates in the 2016 House District 72 election. Another candidate in this year's race, Libertarian Alison Foxall, said she has raised the most money in her party’s history for a campaign for the Florida Legislature.
  • Police officer killed, 2 deputies critically wounded in Georgia shooting

    02/09/2018 12:29:38 PM PST · by Strac6 · 27 replies
    <p>LOCUST GROVE, Ga. - Authorities say one officer has died and two deputies were critically wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta.</p> <p>Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer made the announcement Friday afternoon at a news conference.</p>
  • 3 officers shot, 1 person dead in Henry County, officials say [ATLANTA]

    02/09/2018 10:36:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/09/2018 | Lauren Foreman
    Three officers have been shot and the man who pulled the trigger is dead, authorities said. According to Channel 2 Action News, two Henry County sheriff’s deputies and one Locust Grove police officer were taken to area hospitals. The GBI is investigating the shooting, Channel 2 reported. Stay with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for live updates. 1:12 p.m.: The status of the wounded officers is unknown. 1:11 p.m.: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henry Co Sheriff's deputies and Locust Grove officer who were shot this morning in Henry County,” the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a tweet. “We...
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first ad—which, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • Upcoming Special Elections Next Week Feb 12 and Feb 13

    02/07/2018 8:24:48 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 12 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2-7-18 | Ballotpedia
    February 12, 2018 Minnesota State Senate District 54 Minnesota House of Representatives District 23B February 13, 2018 Florida House of Representatives District 72 Georgia House of Representatives District 175 Oklahoma State Senate District 27
  • Waffle House Customer Opens Fire, Foiling Alleged Armed Robbery

    02/05/2018 8:14:42 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 2/5/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Two armed robbery suspects fled a Cherokee County, Georgia, Waffle House Saturday morning after demanding money and having a patron open fire on them. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of the two suspects, both of whom were wearing black hoodies. Fox 5 reports that the suspects entered the restaurant just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. Both suspects were allegedly armed and demanding money from the cashier. But before money could be passed to them, a Waffle House patron pulled his own handgun and shot, causing the suspects to the flee the scene. According to Woodstock Patch, law...
  • Sisters Beat up 3-Year-Old With Baseball Bat After He Took Cupcake

    02/01/2018 2:00:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 114 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/31/18 | Bowen Xiao
    Two sisters in Atlanta, Georgia, are accused of beating a 3-year-old to death after he snuck a cupcake from the kitchen.Lashirley and Glenndria Morris were both indicted on felony murder charges over the death of Kejuan Mason, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.On Oct. 21, 2017, police got a call from a home on Cleveland Avenue in Southwest Atlanta, according to WCNC. When they got there they found medical personnel already performing CPR on Kejuan. A police report stated that “From what I observed the house was infested with roaches.”The pair currently remain in Fulton County jail.During the incident, Lashirley used a baseball bat...
  • Home Depot hourly employees to receive up to $1,000 bonus due to tax reform

    01/25/2018 12:08:48 PM PST · by 4Runner · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 25, 2018 | Lauren Thomas
    Home Depot is awarding its hourly employees in the U.S. a one-time cash bonus of as much as $1,000 following the passage of new tax legislation. The bonus amounts will be determined based on a person's length of service, similar to Walmart's strategy. All of Home Depot's U.S. hourly workers will get at least a $200 bonus, a spokeswoman told CNBC, and the maximum payout is $1,000 for workers who've served at least 20 years.
  • Pope's role in disgraced cardinal's funeral draws outrage

    01/22/2018 3:21:11 PM PST · by buffyt · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2017 | CNN news
    Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors. Francis' prominent role in the ceremony has fueled the controversy over the decision to grant Law a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The story was made into a celebrated movie, Spotlight, and the scandal forced the Catholic church to rethink the way it dealt with child abuse in the church. 'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native...
  • GSU soccer player withdraws from school after backlash over racial epithet

    01/22/2018 2:28:38 PM PST · by madprof98 · 59 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/22/18 | Lauren Foreman and Raisa Habersham
    A Georgia State University soccer player who was suspended from the team after she used a racial epithet on social media has withdrawn from the school, officials said. Some students had called for the expulsion of 18-year-old freshman defender Natalia Martinez after the epithet appeared on her Finsta page, a secret version of Instagram that is growing in popularity among teens. “As a progressive, diverse university, we ... feel like this sort of behavior should not be tolerated,” said India Bridgeforth, who created a petition demanding the university take a tougher approach with Martinez. The petition had garnered more than...
  • Growing homeless population at Atlanta's airport sparks safety, health concerns

    01/21/2018 6:15:38 PM PST · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | 1/21/2018 | Morse Diggs
    Atlanta police officers working at the world’s busiest airport are speaking out about the increase in incidents caused by an ever-growing homeless population. While the homeless cannot go through the security gates without a pass, that does not stop them from setting up camp across the North and South Terminals as well as the connecting Atrium, which was built as a respite for airline passengers. ... Officers said men have used the airport floor as a toilet. One man who was totally naked defecated and then decided to lounge on airport furniture, according to police. Officers said some homeless have...
  • Amazon's $5 billion new HQ will be in one of these cities

    01/18/2018 2:56:07 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 50 replies
    Scope News ^ | 1.18.18 | Chris Agee
    After fielding hundreds of pitches from cities across the U.S., Amazon has whittled the list of prospective homes for its second headquarters down to a relatively short 20. According to a statement this week by the online retail giant, the $5 billion project known as HQ2 will be located in one of the following regions:
  • Here Are The Democrats Boycotting The State Of The Union Because Trump Is A Liar And A Racist

    01/16/2018 10:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    President Donald J. Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union on January 30. To no one’s surprise, a few Democrats will be boycotting the event. Well, five total—all the typical loudmouths of the Democratic Party.1. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)2. Maxine Waters (D-CA)3. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)4. John Lewis (D-GA)5. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Lewis thinks Trump is a racist after the “s**thole countries remark”: Lewis, 77, said he cannot go forward with attending the address to Congress, after what President Donald Trump "has said about so many Americans... I wouldn't be honest with myself."He also told NBC News he believes...
  • John Lewis harassed (greeted) with Trump chants on airplane

    01/16/2018 2:34:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 96 replies
    AOL ^ | Jan 16, 2018
    Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the only person alive who spoke during Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington, was verbally taunted on a D.C. to Atlanta flight over the weekend. The civil rights legend shared his story on Senator Cory Booker’s new podcast “Lift Every Voice.” “I’m walking down the aisle, and the gentleman said as loud as he could, ‘Trump!” recounted Lewis. “The 77-year-old has been a vocal critic of Trump, refusing to attend the Civil Rights Museum opening in Mississippi if Trump was in attendance and Trump’s State of the Union speech scheduled for January 30.