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  • With Confederate flags gone, Civil War museum will close

    05/25/2017 6:43:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Steve Burns
    Story Highlights Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum in Henry County plans to close June 1. A Henry County commissioner requested that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum. A Henry County commissioner requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags. But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1. In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the...
  • Nash Farm Battlefield museum to close after commissioner requests removal of Confederate flags

    05/24/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced on Tuesday plans to close the museum, apparently after Henry County District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons requested they remove their Confederate flags from display at the property. The museum property, owned by Henry County, housed a large artifact collection, period clothing exhibits, and history of the Nash Farm and family from the Civil War era battles that were fought on the site. “These stories were told mainly through primary sources, sometimes secondary, but never tertiary sources. To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a...
  • Athens family’s pug chases off trio of armed home invaders

    05/23/2017 4:18:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | Joe Johnson
    A small family pet chased off a trio of armed home invaders Sunday night after they attempted to rob residents at Woodland of Athens condominiums off Barnett Shoals Road, Athens-Clarke County police said. The suspects appeared to be young males between 14 and 16 years old. Their intended victims — a 20-year-old resident and his parents, ages 52 and 57 — were in the living room of the home, with the front door open and blocked only by a baby gate, according to police. About 10 p.m., one of the young bandits kicked down the baby gate and entered the...
  • Poll: Ossoff Leads Handel by 7 Points in Georgia House Runoff

    05/23/2017 2:05:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 23, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    A new poll shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with a 7-point lead against Republican Karen Handel ahead of the runoff election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Of the 700 voters interviewed in the SurveyUSA poll conducted for Atlanta TV station WXIA, Ossoff leads with 51 percent compared to Handel’s 44 percent. Six percent of respondents were undecided and the margin of error was 4.3 percent. Voters in the district were surveyed as evenly split on the Republican proposal to replace the 2010 health care law signed by former President Barack Obama, with 47 percent supporting and an equal number opposing.
  • Victories on Knife Rights in Montana and Georgia

    05/23/2017 5:45:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 22 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment. In American history, knives have been banned as often, perhaps more so, than firearms have.The concealed carry of knives have been banned, along with firearms. The possession and carry of knives have been regularily banned and forbidden by the states. In Montana, Constitutional carry for knives was achieved on 21 April, 2017.Montana law treated knives with a blade of more than 4 inches the same as firearms in their concealed carry statute. It is legal to carry concealed weapons in most of Montana, without a permit, except inside city limits.  The...
  • Police: Teens were 'tired of walking' before carjacking, dragging woman

    05/22/2017 9:25:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 5/20/2017 | Matt Johnson
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A woman says she was carjacked and dragged beneath her car this week in DeKalb County. The woman was vacuuming out her car Wednesday around 5 p.m. at a car wash on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain when she said two teenagers kicked her out. “The guy in the back, he started kicking me in the face to kick me out of the car,” said the victim, who did not want to be identified. Surveillance video shows the suspects driving away with the woman beneath the car. She said her head was nearly run over, but...
  • Boy Scouts, church leaders accused of covering up admitted rapist for decades

    05/21/2017 7:02:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WSB-TV.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | Nicole Carr
    HALL COUNTY, Ga. - Court documents reveal evidence that church and Boy Scout leaders knew about a sexual abuser and not only allowed him to continue working, but also promoted him. Fleming Weaver would go on to meet victims who eventually came forward with rape accusations last year. This is a case that spans several decades in Hall County. It’s a case that accuses the Boy Scouts, a Gainesville church and its leaders of lying to keep a horrific secret. Documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News include a file that Boy Scouts handed over just last week after a...
  • Nice Jewish Boys Kander and Ossoff Campaign Together In Georgia

    05/14/2017 5:45:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Forward ^ | May 3, 2017 | Daniel J. Soloman
    Jason Kander flew down to Georgia on Wednesday, helping out with fellow Jewish Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign for an open House seat. Kander almost flipped a Missouri Senate seat last fall, when he came within three points of defeating the Republican incumbent - a remarkable feat given that Hillary Clinton lost the state by double digits. He’s now the head of Let America Vote, a non-profit group dedicated to fighting right-wing efforts to adopt voter suppression laws.
  • Arrest Record Puts Activist DREAMer on ‘Priority’ Deportation List

    05/12/2017 6:28:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2017 | JOHN BINDER
    An illegal immigration activist who became a poster-child for the open borders lobby is now facing deportation to Mexico. Activist Jessica Colotl has been notified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that her protected status under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program had been revoked, according to FOX 5 Atlanta. Colotl’s attorney gave FOX 5 a document signed by officials with ICE which stated that her revoked DACA status was “Due to respondent’s criminal history,” citing that “she is an enforcement priority…” The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now requesting that an immigration judge deport...
  • Funeral home under fire for refusing coffin to deceased veteran

    05/13/2017 3:00:48 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 12, 2017 | RNN staff
    CATOOSA COUNTY, GEORGIA (RNN) - A dispute between a funeral home and the family of a deceased veteran went viral after Heritage Funeral Home refused to provide a coffin for the visitation. The Georgia funeral home initially declined the family of George Taylor, a deceased Vietnam War veteran, a coffin due to finances. During the visitation, he was placed on a gurney with a flag draped over him. James Taylor, the son of the deceased George Taylor, told WTVC that his family agreed to the arrangement, but it was a "disgrace" to his father. Ella Moss took to social media...
  • Condemned Inmate Wants Steak, Chicken, Pork Chop for Last Meal

    05/11/2017 8:44:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Rhonda Cook
    J.W. Ledford, who is schueduled to be executed Tuesday, has asked for a high-calorie last meal with three kinds of meat. The Department of Corrections on Thursday released Ledford’s requested menu: filet mignon wrapped in bacon with pepper Jack cheese, large French fries, 10 chicken tenders with sauce, fried pork chop, bloomin’ onion, pecan pie with vanilla ice cream, sherbert and Sprite. Ledford has filed a petition for clemency and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles will hear from his lawyers and advocates on Monday. He also has a complaint pending in federal court in Atlanta, saying a death...
  • Feds Strip Protections From Illegal Immigrant Darling In Atlanta

    05/11/2017 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 11, 2017
    Federal authorities have canceled the temporary deferred status of an illegal immigrant who is the face of so-called “dreamers” in the Atlanta area, opening the door to her possible deportation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stripped Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections from Jessica Colotl, a 28-year-old Mexican national, because she admitted to making a false statement to law enforcement following an arrest in 2010. A government lawyer asked an immigration judge to issue a deportation order on May 3. ICE confirmed Wednesday that Colotl’s case falls within with government policy not to offer protected status to certain categories of...
  • Thank you, Georgia [Ossoff ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund]

    05/10/2017 8:22:23 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 9, 2017 | CLFSuperPAC
    This is a short format ad showing people in San Francisco "thanking" Georgia for supporting Ossoff. Most have on Pelosi/Ossoff buttons and T-shirts. Yes, it's a put-on but looks effective.
  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signs Campus Carry on May 4, 2017

    05/09/2017 8:09:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the Georgia Campus Carry legislation, HB 280, on Thursday this week, May 4th, 2017.May 4th was the last day that Governor Deal had to sign or veto the bill. The NRA Annual Meeting was in Atlanta this year. Perhaps the stellar performance of NRA Meeting attendees helped Governor Deal in his decision. Crime tends to drop when 80,000 NRA members show up in town. The meeting was widely publicized.From the office of Governor Deal at Georgia.gov: Gov. Nathan Deal today signed HB 280, which permits weapons carry license holders to carry firearms in specific...
  • DeKalb sheriff exposed himself, fled police, report says

    05/07/2017 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 92 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 5/7/17 | Christian Boone Mark Niesse
    DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was charged with two misdemeanors after an Atlanta police officer said the sheriff exposed himself late Saturday night and then attempted to evade arrest.According to the incident report, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mann was observed in a part of Piedmont Park known for “sexual acts after dark.” Mann had exposed himself and was walking in the direction of a police officer, the report states. Once he got within 10 feet, the report continues, the officer turned his flashlight on Mann, identifying himself as police and commanding him to stop. Mann fled instead, leading...
  • Choate Car Rescue Tool at NRA Meeting in Atlanta

    05/06/2017 5:21:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Knife Check for President Donald Trump's speech at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, I noticed that they were getting a few black composite ice scrappers.I asked about them and was told that they were being given away at a booth near the FN display. As I wandered around looking for the black ice scrapers, I noticed the Choate Machine Tool booth.Choate had made a fiberglass reinforced letter opener in the 1980's so I decided to ask them if they knew about the ice scrappers. That is us, they said, and hauled out a bag of ice...
  • Emory University to pay ‘100 percent’ of the financial need of students in country illegally

    05/05/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Matthew Stein
    A program to be rolled out at Emory University this fall pledges to pay “100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate Undocumented Students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking students,” campus officials state online. Emory, a highly ranked institution located in Georgia, costs about $50,000 annually in tuition and fees for American students and $70,000 for international students, the latter of whom are not afforded the same generous treatment as students in the country illegally. “As an international applicant, you are required to certify that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses while attending Emory...
  • Federal judge orders Georgia to reopen voter registration ahead of 6th District runoff

    05/05/2017 7:36:35 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    AJC ^ | 5/04/17 | Kristina Torres
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to temporarily reopen voter registration ahead of a hotly contested congressional runoff in the 6th District. U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten made the ruling as part of a broader lawsuit by a Washington-based advocacy group, which last month accused Georgia of violating federal law by reducing the amount of time residents have to register to vote.
  • School Boards Get Political

    05/04/2017 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Despite their apolitical image, school boards, by their own admission, are anything but. "In the education arena, local governance and community ownership won big on the ballots," Katherine Shek wrote in a recap of last year's election results in the April 2017 issue American School Board Journal. "Georgia voters said no to the state taking over low-performing public schools." "Voters in Massachusetts rejected the expansion of charter schools." Shek is the manager of the National School Boards Action Center. The American School Board Journal is published by the National School Boards Association. "In Massachusetts, more than 200 local school boards...
  • Pyramid Air Gun Range at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, 2017

    05/04/2017 7:11:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the hits at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta was the Pyramid Air gun range. It was set up in one of the meeting rooms one level up and not far from the NRA exhibit hall.While I was there, empty spaces on the firing line were filled very quickly.There were 10 stations on line and roughly twice as many air guns available as there were shooting stations.There were young, old, male, female, all sorts of shooters on the line. They seemed to exhibit the same expressions: Intense concentration followed by big grins.A wide variety of air guns were...