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  • Skilled labor shortages hit Georgia Power

    04/24/2018 3:52:57 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 25 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4-20-18 | Anastaciah Ondieki
    <p>Georgia Power says completion of the two new nuclear units being built in Waynesboro faces skilled labor shortages, despite the project being ahead of its revised schedule.</p> <p>A report filed by the company to the Georgia Public Service Commission ahead of Vogtle construction progress hearings next month identified difficulties in meeting craft labor requirements at the plant as one challenge that could hamper efforts to meet its completion forecast of 2021 and 2022.</p>
  • Wait. What? A University That Honors God and Country?

    04/23/2018 9:59:27 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 13 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian university in the north Georgia mountains is taking a very public stand in affirmation of the U.S. Constitution and the belief that we are one nation under God. “We recognize the hand of God upon our country throughout our history,” said Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell University. The university, affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, recently held a celebration of faith and freedom featuring Fox News Channel host Oliver North and your friendly neighborhood commentator. It was one of the most incredible displays of patriotism I have seen in a long time — complete with a moving...
  • Gingrich on DNC's Trump-Russia-WikiLeaks Lawsuit: Let FBI Look at Hacked Servers

    04/20/2018 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 20, 2018
    The Democratic National Committee's (DNC) filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks, alleging a widespread conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor. The suit claims that Trump campaign officials worked in tandem with the Russian government and its military spy agency to bring down Hillary Clinton by hacking into the computer networks of the DNC and spreading stolen material. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich responded by calling on the DNC to allow the FBI to look at the servers they claim were hacked. "The first test for the DNC should...
  • Police Tackle, Arrest Masked Protesters During White Nationalist Rally in Newnan

    04/22/2018 4:34:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Protesters wearing masks were tackled and arrested by police in Newnan, Georgia, on Saturday, April 21, during a rally hosted by the National Socialist Movement. ... A reporter at the scene also took video of police tackling one protester to the ground. When asked why the arrests were being made, an officer told the reporter it was because they were wearing masks. In these videos, an officer can be heard demanding a protester to remove the mask. ... The City of Newnan had more than a month to prepare for the rally after the group applied for the first permits....
  • LIVE UPDATES: Neo-Nazi Rally met by Counterprotesters, Police in Newnan

    04/21/2018 1:24:23 PM PDT · by Cecily · 32 replies
    HAPPENING NOW: Watch what’s happening with live video coverage from our reporting partner, Channel 2 Action News. Click or tap here for the breaking news. 4:10 P.M.: Newnan is the site of a massive police presence today. GBI Director Vernon Keenan is the city today, and he said a key concern is the large number of counterprotesters. Right now, law enforcement agencies are keeping them contained.
  • Criminal Referral to Justice Department Regarding Comey, McCabe, Clinton, Strzok and Others

    04/18/2018 12:26:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    Rep. Ron DeSantis Website ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rep. Ron DeSantis
    Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter, along with several colleagues, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and US Attorney John Huber, asking them to investigate several Obama-era officials for potential violation(s) of federal statutes. These officials include former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Counsel Lisa Page, among others. Read the criminal referral here. The following members have joined DeSantis in this call for equal application of the law:...
  • Georgia deputy stabbed in sheriff's office restroom, suspect shot dead, officials say

    A Georgia deputy was injured Tuesday night after being stabbed in a sheriff’s office restroom by a man who authorities say became hostile before eventually being fatally shot by another deputy. The unidentified man came to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office around 10:30 p.m. looking for some help, and deputies let him inside the building and gave him water, investigators told FOX5 Atlanta. The man was allowed to use the restroom in the lobby and then called 911, claiming to dispatchers that he had been poisoned, the station reported.When officers went to check on him, police said, he became “combative.”...
  • Stockbridge man charged with arson in stable fire that killed 24 horses (Illegal Alien)

    04/18/2018 11:53:42 AM PDT · by Heart of Georgia · 39 replies
    Henry Herald ^ | April 18, 2018 | Chelsea Prince
    RIVERDALE — The Noah’s Ark Road stable fire that killed two dozen horses was intentionally set, fire officials announced Wednesday. Stockbridge man charged with arson in stable fire that killed 24 horses Jonathan Espinoza-Vasquez The man believed to be responsible for the fire is now in police custody. Jonathan Espinoza-Vasquez, 23, of Stockbridge was arrested Thursday, April 12. Because he has pending charges in Henry County, he is currently being held in the Henry County Jail and is expected to face charges of first degree arson and aggravated animal cruelty in Clayton once those charges are disposed. “We believe that...
  • Police will Outnumber Neo-Nazis at Newnan Rally Saturday

    04/18/2018 11:19:39 AM PDT · by Cecily · 31 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 18, 2018 | Ernie Suggs
    The National Socialist Movement, a far-right hate group that celebrates Adolf Hitler’s birthday, will hold a rally at a park in downtown Newnan on Saturday afternoon. The neo-Nazis expect a turnout of 50 to 100. But they’ll also draw anti-fascist demonstrators as well as hundreds of police officers. “We will be hitting on all of the hot-button issues,” Burt Colucci, the “chief of staff” for the National Socialist Movement, said. “If it is controversial in America, we gonna talk about it.” On illegal immigration, for example, Colucci said, “We need to round them up and put them in camps if...
  • ICE orders Gwinnett (GA) father with medically fragile daughter to leave country

    04/13/2018 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Dacula · 32 replies
    WSB TV ^ | Apr 12, 2018 | Tony Thomas
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County man released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to help care for his medically-challenged child does not have the OK to stay. He's now being told to leave the country on his own or be picked up again. Channel 2’s Tony Thomas first brought the story to officials in March, which then the 44-year-old father was immediately released from ICE custody. The family thought he'd be able to stay and help care for his daughter, but now the family said they're being told he must leave by June 20. “If I decide I...
  • Family fears local father 'will die' if deported

    04/10/2018 8:32:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Tony Thomas
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Metro Atlanta family says their loved one is in Immigration detention and will be deported this week. They say that's almost a certain death sentence for the 48-year-old, who suffers from severe heart problems. It appears to be a hard example of this country's toughening stance on immigration, and one family’s heartache. Records show Miguel Angel Fuentes-Villatoro was charged with driving without a license in 2015. He'd previously been caught trying to come over the border without papers. He’s had three surgeries on his heart and wears a pacemaker. His daughter says he has already...
  • Sheriff: ICE stages morning roundup of undocumented immigrants [Georgia]

    04/10/2018 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Brunswick News ^ | April 9, 2018 | by LARRY HOBBS and WES WOLFE
    Agents with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency made an early morning sweep Monday in Glynn County, arresting as many as two dozen undocumented immigrants, according to Glynn County Sheriff Neal Jump. The arrival of ICE agents here caused a stir throughout the county, particularly among working-class immigrants, documented or otherwise. Those working in construction, landscaping, painting and other blue collar jobs reported numerous no-shows among immigrant workers who feared being deported. The News received several such calls from employers and concerned residents Monday. Jump said the ICE agents arrived before dawn and the operation was complete before 8...
  • Georgia sheriff's concealed-carry sign goes viral

    04/06/2018 10:53:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    Video at link. A Georgia sheriff, whose politically incorrect welcome sign went viral in 2015, has a new, bold message for visitors to his county. “Our citizens have concealed weapons,” the welcome sign reads in part. “If you kill someone, we might kill you back.” But it doesn’t stop there. “Enjoy your stay!” the sign added. “We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries.” Jolley's previous sign in 2015 defended the American flag and Christmas. He paid $553 for the sign out of his own pocket.
  • Body found in Chattahoochee is missing CDC researcher Cunningham

    04/05/2018 11:35:31 AM PDT · by LucyT · 14 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Alexis Stephens
    A body pulled from the Chattahoochee River is that of an Atlanta researcher reported missing more than seven weeks ago, Atlanta police said Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, 35, was last seen Feb. 12 leaving his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after telling colleagues he didn’t feel well. Cunningham’s family and police located his keys, wallet, cellphone, vehicle and his beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles, inside his northwest Atlanta home.
  • 6th- Grade Teacher Tells Kids They’re Responsible for “Millions of Deaths”

    04/03/2018 9:40:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    Unfiltered Patriot ^ | April 1, 2018 | shawn
    A little girl from Georgia named Josie Orihuela appeared on Fox News this week to share her recording of a rant her sixth grade teacher went on in class – a rant in which she told students that everyone in America is an “illegal immigrant,” that Donald Trump wants to pave the way for a return to segregation, and that white children need to go home and think about their role in the enslavement of blacks.
  • Teacher Assigns Students To Write Anti-Gun Letters To Congress

    04/01/2018 7:53:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    bluelivesmatter ^ | SandyMalone
    Middle school students were assigned to write letters to congress promoting gun control Hampton, GA – A 7th Grade social studies teacher tasked with teaching his students about Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, recently gave his students an assignment to write a letter to Congress supporting gun control. Blue Lives Matter obtained a copy of the assignment. The assignment “topic” was listed as “You are trying to persuade lawmakers to have stricter gun laws to help prevent another school shooting from taking place.” “For this assignment, you are writing a letter to the lawmakers of the United States. The...
  • ‘Entitled’ Son to Shop at Goodwill to Teach Him Humility

    04/01/2018 5:09:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31,2018 | by KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A Georgia mother gave her 13-year-old son a lesson in humility after she noticed he was belittling his classmates at school for shopping at stores like Walmart and Goodwill. Cierra Brittany Forney, fed up with her son’s “entitled” attitude, decided to serve him a slice of humble pie by making him shop at the Goodwill store he mocked his classmates for shopping at—and posted about the experience on Facebook. “I don’t tolerate that,” Forney wrote. “Today, he took his own ($20) to the goodwill to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school. Whatever he found is what he...
  • Restaurant to Create 150 New Jobs, Offer Gathering Space for Downtown Guests

    03/30/2018 8:21:51 AM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    Chick-fil-A ^ | 27-Mar-2018 | Chick-fil-A
    **snip** Congratulations to Luke Cook This week, the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lower Manhattan will open in the heart of the Financial District. The franchisee-owned restaurant, located at 144 Fulton Street next to Fulton Center Station, was designed to serve the downtown community and a variety of guests’ needs. With five levels, innovative ordering technology, seating for 140 guests and an open-air rooftop dining experience, the restaurant was built to serve guests stopping in for a quick meal, those looking for a place to sit and work, parents and caretakers dining with children, and guests hoping to enjoy a leisurely...
  • Over a dozen states join Trump’s lawsuit against “Sanctuary State” California

    03/28/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    LegalInsurrection.com ^ | 3-28-2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Earlier this month, we noted that California faced a lawsuit from the Department of Justice over its new status as a “Sanctuary State“. Several red and purple states have now boarded this particular “Trump Train”. Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors got behind the Trump administration on Monday in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. California’s laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement but the state does not have that authority, the other states said in a court filing in the U.S....
  • Atlanta Police Will No Longer Respond To Some Shoplifting Calls

    03/26/2018 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 03/20/18 | Morse Diggs
    The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead. Erika Shields said staff shortages, in excess of 300 officers, has forced her to reevaluate how to deploy officers. In the affluent section north of downtown, Shields said, the APD Zone Two officers frequently get calls from merchants to do a report on a shoplifter who has been caught by store security. After filling out the paperwork, the officer then must arrange a transport to the Atlanta City Jail in downtown. All that can take up to an hour and a...