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  • Democrat Jon Ossoff Is Gaining Ground in Georgia Special Election to Replace Tom Price

    03/27/2017 5:52:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    The collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was bad news for Donald Trump’s HHS secretary, Tom Price, who will have to deal with bitter recriminations between his old friends in the House and his new boss in the White House. But you know what would make Price feel a whole lot worse? Being replaced in the House by a Democrat. For the first time, Democratic hopes of picking off this seat, once occupied by Senator Johnny Isakson, and before that by Newt Gingrich, are beginning to look like something more than wishful thinking. With the first round...
  • WSB-TV PLANE CRASH INTO HOME IN COBB COUNTY

    03/24/2017 4:57:37 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A plane crashed into a home in a Cobb County neighborhood. The crash happened on Vista Woods Drive in Marietta. The house is on fire. Viewers report seeing smoke from the Kennesaw State University football stadium. We have a crew on the way to the scene to learn more for updates on Channel 2 Action News and WSBTV.com
  • Bucking Trump, DeKalb sheriff says he won’t hold some inmates for ICE

    03/21/2017 11:07:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    AJC ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Joshua Sharpe
    After criticism from the Trump administration, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday it will no longer detain inmates for immigration “without a warrant or other sufficient probable cause.” Sheriff Jeff Mann said he’ll release inmates against requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold them after they otherwise would be cleared for release. ICE asks for 48 hours to check for federal immigration law violations, but Mann said he fears holding the inmates that time could violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.
  • Joe Rogers, Who Built Waffle House Chain With Grits, Dies at 97

    03/07/2017 11:09:28 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    Bloomberg | 3/6/17 | Stephen Miller
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  • Trump’s crackdown on immigration focuses new attention on Clayton {Clayton County,Georgia}

    03/07/2017 5:30:04 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 02, 2017 | By Tammy Joyner
    In November 2014, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office announced it would no longer honor the federal government’s request to hold detainees facing possible deportation beyond their scheduled release date on local charges. The decision, in effect, made Clayton Georgia’s sole sanctuary community. Clayton’s policy largely went unnoticed and unchallenged during the past couple of years. But this week, the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants has focused new atttention on Clayton’s claim, which is also at odds with state law. News that Clayton may be a safe harbor for undocumented workers broadsided local leaders who now are scrambling to determine...
  • UPDATE | Report: Father did not know intruder was daughter's friend until after shooting

    02/28/2017 9:23:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    WRDW / WAGT ^ | Tue 9:53 AM, Feb 28, 2017 | Britnee McCoy / Staff
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. The investigation continues into a shooting in Grovetown that left a 17-year-old dead after he reportedly entered a girl's home to visit her and was shot by her father. According to the incident report, deputies responded to the Coventry Avenue home on February 25 in reference to a shooting and possible burglary. When deputies arrived around 2:55 a.m., they observed 49-year-old Dereck Fulton attempting to perform CPR on 17-year-old Jordan Middleton. When deputies removed everyone from the house, they found an apparent gunshot wound in the upper left torso on Middleton. The firearm used to shoot Middleton...
  • 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.
  • PETER HITCHENS: A fight for equality? No, it's a plot to wipe out marriage

    02/27/2017 5:03:40 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/25/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    The campaign to get rid of marriage has not gone away. Civil partnerships for heterosexuals were not thrown out by the Appeal Court last week, only put off till later. They will come. In fact, after 20 years of New Labour government (some of it nominally Tory) we can now look back and survey the smoking ruins of marriage. It's not that the New Labour radicals and their Tory imitators wrecked marriage on their own. It's just that they have more or less finished it off. The very words 'husband' and 'wife' have been erased from official forms and even...
  • A referendum on Trump in Newt's old district

    02/26/2017 12:37:15 PM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | SALENA ZITO
    The headlines this week read: "Republican Lawmakers Face Hostile Town-Hall Crowds" in the Atlantic, "GOP Town Halls Are Getting Flooded with Angry Constituents" in Mother Jones, and "Angry political meetings ignite US town halls" in the Financial Times. The network and cable news stories are no different, highlighting congressional Republicans facing fiery, sometimes volatile constituents either unhappy with their congressional members or still burning from the November election results.The question is, will these dramatic events have the same disruptive impact that the Tea Party had on Democrats in 2010? Or are these just people unhappy with Donald Trump's election as...
  • ICE detainee in Georgia sentenced for threatening federal officials

    02/25/2017 3:36:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    ICE ^ | 02/23/2017
    Lumpkin, Georgia, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison Feb. 14 for threatening a federal official during an immigration court hearing regarding his status. According to court documents, Delroy Anthony McLean, 42, threatened to “bash the head” of a federal immigration judge and also threatened the life of the judge’s husband during court proceedings. McLean was convicted of threatening a federal official after a jury trial Oct. 4-5 in Columbus. In addition to threatening a federal immigration judge, McLean also previously threatened ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers and contract staff assigned to the Stewart...
  • Georgia governor slams door on ‘religious liberty’ revival

    02/23/2017 10:00:50 AM PST · by madprof98 · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/23/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal was unequivocal in his opposition to a revived “religious liberty” measure on Thursday, signaling he would veto the measure if it made it to his desk. “I didn’t want there to be any confusion about where I stand on the RFRA bill: I have no desire or appetite to entertain that legislation,” Deal said. He was referring to a one-page proposal introduced this week by state Sen. Marty Harbin that brought the debate over the legislation back to the forefront. His measure would require the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to apply in Georgia. ***...
  • ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003

    02/19/2017 9:10:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    KSL ^ | 2/19/17
    A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta. An ICE spokesman says Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo was taken into custody Friday as part of an enforcement operation targeting criminal illegal immigrants. Authorities say Soberanis-Rumaldo is a Mexican national who was in the U.S. illegally.
  • Homeless man with HIV rapes woman near Chattahoochee River, police say

    02/15/2017 2:58:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Columbus Enquirer Ledger ^ | 2/13/17 | Sarah Robinson
    A homeless man with HIV raped a woman on Feb. 3 near the Chattahoochee River at the intersection of First Avenue and 17th Street, according to testimony Monday in Columbus Recorder’s Court. Joseph Lee Sims, 55, pleaded not guilty to rape, sodomy, reckless conduct HIV and giving false information to police. Columbus Police Officer Christina Lombardo said she was called to the Homeless Resource Network at 2221 Second Ave. around 9:20 a.m. Feb. 3 to investigate a sexual assault. The victim identified Sims as the individual whom she said restrained and raped her earlier that day around 8 a.m. She...
  • The bipartisan duo strikes again: [GA R-Gov] Deal taps [ATL D-Mayor] Reed’s wife to coveted post

    02/14/2017 1:12:57 PM PST · by madprof98 · 6 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/14/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Let it never be said that Gov. Nathan Deal’s friendship with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is faltering in the final days of their two political terms. The governor has appointed Reed’s wife Sarah-Elizabeth Reed to the powerful Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s higher education system, passing over many GOP donors and other allies who have long sought that seat. *** Where Deal once looked to Reed for help with the Obama administration, Hizzoner must turn to Deal for some pull with Trump’s White House. And the GOP governor has signaled he’s more than willing to help. His top...
  • ICE Arrests 160 in Sweeping California Enforcement, Possibly More Across 6 States

    02/10/2017 8:35:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 116 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 2/10/17 | Michelle Moons
    Federal immigration authorities arrested at least 160 illegal aliens over multiple days and across multiple states in what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is calling “routine” immigration enforcement actions.Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Gillian Christensen confirmed to the Washington Post that “routine” immigration enforcement actions were taken this week in Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and two other cities that were not identified. The enforcement actions took place at home and workplaces.The spokesperson noted it was an unprecedented step to issue statements on such raids while they were ongoing, but fast-spreading social media commentary triggered the agency to comment...
  • Georgia Pays Pastor Nearly a Quarter-Million to Settle Discrimination Case

    02/10/2017 7:57:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2/10/17
    Today, First Liberty Institute announces they reached a settlement agreement between the state of Georgia and First Liberty's client, Dr. Eric Walsh. The State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh's religious discrimination lawsuit. "I am grateful this trial has finally ended," Dr. Eric Walsh says. "It's been a long, difficult journey, but it's worth it to have my name cleared and to ensure that all Georgia government employees know they have religious liberty." "This is a clear and resounding victory for religious freedom," Jeremy Dys, senior counsel for First Liberty Institute and counsel for Dr. Walsh,...
  • Reading of Coretta Scott King’s letter forbidden by U.S. Senate

    02/08/2017 6:54:21 AM PST · by madprof98 · 44 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/7/17 | Jim GallowayTamar Hallerman
    In the midst of a Democratic protest this evening against the nomination of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as the next attorney general, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., began reading the contents of a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, widow of the slain civil rights leader, protesting his nomination as a U.S. District judge. (That nomination was unsuccessful.) But 31 years later, Warren was sanctioned by her Senate colleagues for reading the letter on the chamber floor, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said impugned the character of her fellow senator.
  • 'I can see the parade': John Lewis is high on Atlanta and the Falcons' future

    02/05/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | Greg Bishop
    (Blah, Blah, Blah). The Falcons, he tells SI.com over the phone from Washington, are part of that. Their playoff run united large segments of the community, something Lewis says Americans need more than ever now. “The city is on a high,” he says. “We’re celebrating who we are.”
  • 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...
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night

    02/05/2017 10:59:39 AM PST · by scooby321 · 52 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1/31/2017 | 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.
  • ‘Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Black People’: Liberal CNN Panel Absolutely Melts Down On Air

    02/02/2017 12:25:37 PM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 2nd, 2017 gmt | Justin Bargona
    panel discussion on CNN revolving around President Donald Trump and his comments made at an event for Black History Month devolved into a shoutfest where panelists took turns berating each other, all while host Don Lemon tried his best to keep order. The lengthy segment, which featured CNN political commentator Symone Sanders, Trump supporter Paris Dennard and author Michael Eric Dyson, really began going downhill when it was suggested that Trump nor White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer knew much about Frederick Douglass. Dennard and Sanders began going back and forth over whether Trump knew about black history or even...
  • Morehouse College Professor: Tom Brady’s Politics Are More 'Un-American' Than Colin Kaepernick’s

    01/31/2017 11:56:56 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 jan 2017 ast | by Robert J. Marlow
    According to David Dennis Jr., Patriots star Tom Brady’s friendship and support for President Donald Trump is more “un-American” than 49’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick disrespecting America’s national anthem and donning T-shirts glorifying the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Moreover, Dennis argues that those who support the 45th president of the United States are effectively racists. “For far too long America has been too uncomfortable with a Black man standing for his beliefs and far too accepting of a white man expressing his, no matter whom his beliefs end up harming in the process,” stated the Morehouse college professor. Dennis excoriated...
  • Rep. John Lewis and Top Aide Hit With Ethics Complaint

    01/30/2017 10:35:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/30/17 | Lachlan Markay
    A watchdog group is asking congressional ethics officials to investigate Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) and his chief of staff over apparent violations of House ethics rules, according to a letter released on Monday. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust's letter is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to probe Lewis chief of staff Michael Collins' dual roles in the congressman's Washington office and as the treasurer for his 2016 reelection campaign. Ethics rules bar senior House staff from serving in any fiduciary role for a political organization, and specifically mentioned campaign treasurers as a prohibited position for such...
  • EXCLUSIVE: IG Investigating Obama Admin Cyber Attacks On Georgia Election System

    01/26/2017 9:54:29 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/25/17 | Richard Pollack
    Federal officials have launched an investigation into why the Department of Homeland Security hacked into the Georgia state governmental network, including its election system, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. John Roth, inspector general for DHS, wants to know why the agency broke protocol on its way to 10 unprecedented attacks on the system overseen by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp — who is also one of the most vocal critics about the Obama administration’s attempt to designate local and state election machinery as part of federal “critical infrastructure.”
  • NWS - Public Information Statement - High Risk of Severe Weather Southern Georgia Northern Florida

    01/22/2017 9:33:20 AM PST · by dirtboy · 39 replies
    NWS ^ | 1/22/2017
    Public Information Statement National Weather Service Jacksonville FL 1104 AM EST Sun Jan 22 2017 ...High Risk of long lived and destructive tornadoes today... North Florida and southeast Georgia residents, The severe weather event we are about to go through has the potential to be one of the most severe weather outbreaks since the 1993 Super Storm and possibly like the big tornado outbreak near the University of Alabama a few years ago. A Tornado Watch called a Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) is likely to be issued for our area later today. Unfortunately reports are that 11 people have already...
  • Inaugural Party in Johns Creek, GA! GA Sixth District U.S. Congressional candidates to be present.

    01/18/2017 8:13:59 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    1/18/2017 | Wiznerd
    Calling all GA Deplorable's! Rivermont Golf Club is hosting an Inaugural Party to celebrate our great Country's tradition of the peaceful exchange of power! Here is the info: Friday, the blessed day of January 20th, 2017 6:00 - 10:00 PM Rivermont GC 3130 Rivermont Parkway Johns Creek , Georgia 30022 RSVP (770)-993-2124 As y'all know, today our GA 6th District U.S. Congressional representative, Tom Price, is beginning confirmation hearings for the Dept. of HHS. Should he be confirmed the 6th District seat will be up for grabs. Several of the possible candidates to run will be at the event including...
  • John Lewis wrong on whether he skipped an inauguration before Trump (PolitiFact gives Pants on Fire)

    01/17/2017 9:52:07 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | January 17, 2017 | Louis Jacobson
    The back-and-forth between President-elect Donald Trump and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., dominated news coverage over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. It began on Jan. 14 with an excerpt from an interview that Lewis did for NBC’s Meet the Press, in which he said that while he believes in forgiveness, "it's going to be very difficult" to forge a relationship with Trump. "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president." In his Meet the Press interview, Lewis underlined the importance of his concerns about Trump by saying, "It will be the first (inauguration) that I...
  • 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...
  • Atlanta newspaper enters Trump, Lewis feud with front-page story

    01/15/2017 2:14:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/17 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    The front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday blasts President-elect Donald Trump with the headline "Atlanta to Trump: Wrong." The accompanying front-page article reacts to Trump’s criticism of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), after the incoming president said Saturday the longtime congressman does nothing for his district, which Trump said is in "horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)." “The district that Trump described as in ‘horrible shape’ includes Emory University and Morehouse College, as well as Spelman College and Georgia Tech. The Coca-Cola headquarters is just one of that district’s many, high-profile corporate residents,” the AJC article...
  • Lewis suggests Trump wants to return nation to pre-civil rights era

    01/15/2017 11:01:48 AM PST · by kevcol · 120 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    "Today, Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I'm 'all talk' and 'no action,'" Lewis wrote in a fundraising email sent out by the Democratic National Committee. "Some leaders reject decades of progress and want to return to the dark past, when the power of law was used to deny the freedoms protected by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and its Amendments," he wrote. "We need leaders who will stand up and speak up and speak out for Americans, not someone who will work against us. Not someone who will move us backwards.
  • Lewis fundraises off Trump attacks: 'Stand up to injustice'

    01/14/2017 5:56:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Brooke Seipel
    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) responded to an attack from President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday by urging Democrats in a fundraising email to stand up to Trump. “Today Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I’m ‘all talk’ and ‘no action,’” Lewis wrote in the letter from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “I’ve been beaten, bloody, tear-gassed, fighting for what’s right for America. I’ve marched at Selma with Dr. King. Sometimes that’s what it takes to move our country in the right direction," the letter continued.
  • President-elect Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon Who Said His Presidency Not 'Legitimate'

    01/14/2017 1:40:05 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 112 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Alexander Mallin
    President-elect Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, after the lawmaker said he wouldn't attend Trump's inauguration because he doesn't see him as a "legitimate president." Lewis in an interview with NBC on Friday cited Russia's meddling in the election for his view on the legitimacy of the presidential election results, and his comments stoked controversy with Republicans and debate inside the Democratic Party. "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis said.
  • Atlanta Mayor Reed to Trump: “John Lewis an American hero. Full stop.”

    01/14/2017 12:53:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 106 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Leon Stafford
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pushed back Saturday on President-elect Donald Trump’s assessment of civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ district. In a series of tweets, Reed said: “John Lewis is an American hero & a national treasure. Period. Full stop. “That PEOTUS Trump would attack Congressman Lewis on MLK Day weekend for “all talk…no action” when he bled to actually “Make America Great” is why far less than half the country supports him at the dawn of his presidency.” Trump said Lewis’s district was “in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)” in an early...
  • Media throw John Lewis' civil rights record in Trump's face

    01/14/2017 11:52:16 AM PST · by kevcol · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Journalists piled on criticism after President-elect Trump shot back at Democratic Rep. John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the election, many calling attention to the fact that Lewis is a civil rights icon and seemingly ignoring the fact that Trump does not mention race in his tweets. "Congressman John Lewis should 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," Trump tweeted early Saturday. "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!" Almost immediately Trump was decried...
  • Trump to John Lewis: Fix your ‘horrible’ Atlanta district

    01/14/2017 6:15:23 AM PST · by madprof98 · 109 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Greg Bluestein
    President-elect Donald Trump labeled a congressional district that sweeps through the heart of Atlanta as a “crime infested” area that is in “horrible shape” in an early-morning tweet Saturday aimed at one of his most outspoken Democratic critics. The Republican was unloading at Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who has represented the Atlanta district since his 1986 election, after the civil rights icon made national headlines when he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will skip Trump’s inauguration next week. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling...
  • John Lewis: ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’

    01/13/2017 12:21:45 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 112 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Rivera
    In an exclusive interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press," Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he does not believe Donald Trump is a "legitimate president," citing Russian interference in last year's election. Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said that he believes in forgiveness, but added, "it's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president." When pressed to explain why, he cited allegations of Russian hacks during the campaign that lead to the release of internal documents from the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chairman,...
  • Sexually Abused by a relative, 12 year old girl hangs herself live on FB.

    The horrific suicide video of a 12-year-old girl has gone viral - and police say there is nothing they can do to stop it. Katelyn Nicole Davis, of Cedartown Georgia, streamed herself on Facebook live on December 30, saying that she had been sexually abused by a family member. She continued filming as she hanged herself in the front yard of her Cedartown home. Now the video is being shared online, however, and Polk County authorities say they are powerless to stop it proliferating, Fox 5 reported Wednesday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4111988/Katelyn-Nicole-Davis-12-livestreamed-committing-suicide-cops-t-stop-video-shared-online.html#ixzz4VXoJhOIN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Coca-Cola, American Bev Assoc are Targets of Lawsuit Charging Deceptive Sugary Drink Marketing

    01/05/2017 6:11:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    cspinet.org ^ | January 4, 2017 | Jeff Cronin & Ariana Stone
    The Coca-Cola Company, with the help of the American Beverage Association, is deceiving consumers about the harms of consuming Coke and other sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a complaint filed in federal court in California. The suit contends that the beverage giant and its trade association are engaged in an unlawful campaign of deception to mislead and confuse the public about the science linking consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the nonprofit Praxis Project, charges that Coca-Cola and the ABA are misleading consumers about the health risks posed by...
  • Georgians shielded from deportation may pay in-state tuition

    01/03/2017 1:09:21 PM PST · by Dacula · 6 replies
    Atlanta Urinal & Constipation ^ | 1-3-17 | Jeremy Redmon
    Georgia residents who have received a special reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration may begin paying in-state tuition here under a state court ruling released Tuesday. Excerpted by rules
  • McIver Borrowed $350,000 from Wife

    01/02/2017 6:56:17 AM PST · by Cecily · 14 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 31, 2016 | Craig Schneider
    Prominent attorney Claud “Tex” McIver had borrowed $350,000 from his wife, who he shot and killed in September. McIver borrowed the money in 2012 from a business owned by his wife, Diane McIver, called Clay Management Co., according to court documents. He was supposed to pay back the loan with interest by 2014, but when that didn’t happen he received an extension to 2017. The transaction was highlighted in a local televsion news report Friday, but McIver’s attorney declined to discuss the specifics about the loan with CBS 46. McIver had discussed the loan during an exclusive interview recently with...
  • Police to Shoplifting Suspect: 'Please at Least Try to Hide'

    12/28/2016 9:01:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/28/16
    Police to Shoplifting Suspect: 'Please at Least Try to Hide' A man in Marietta, Ga., filled out a pawn ticket right before allegedly shoplifting from a pawn shop. That means he left the clerk with all of his driver's license information and even a fingerprint ... during a transaction that was caught entirely on camera. The Marietta Police Department had a little fun in an open letter posted to the not-so-sly suspect on the department's Facebook page Monday, the day of the theft. "A request to the gentleman who shoplifted from one of our local pawn shops today," the letter...
  • YouTube star says he was pulled off Delta flight after speaking Arabic

    12/21/2016 9:37:36 AM PST · by madprof98 · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/21/16 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    A YouTube star known for pranks and hoaxing says he was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight after speaking Arabic. In a series of tweets and videos, Adam Saleh described the incident on Delta Flight 1 from London Heathrow Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. “We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim,” Saleh wrote. In one tweet, he called for a boycott of Delta. Delta said two customers were removed from the flight and later rebooked “after a disturbance in the...
  • Georgia GOP electors say they’re in lockstep behind Trump

    12/18/2016 9:05:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    Savannah Now via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Kathleen Foody
    Georgia Republicans chosen to cast the state’s electoral votes expect little drama when they convene today despite receiving thousands of emails, letters and other appeals to oppose Donald Trump in an effort to deny him the presidency. Trump won Georgia’s popular vote, allowing the Republican slate of electors to formally determine who receives the state’s 16 electoral votes. Georgia law doesn’t require electors chosen by state parties to back their party’s candidate, but the group is made up of longtime GOP officials and volunteers. Nearly all have publicly said they will honor Georgia voters’ choice, and party officials say they...
  • Stressed-out students pet puppies, learn secrets of 'adulting'

    12/17/2016 6:28:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 16, 2016 | Amber Athey
    Oglethorpe University and Rutgers University have joined the list of schools making sure students don’t get too stressed out by final exams and jobs. OU recently hosted a three-hour "Stress Free Zone" featuring lawn games, henna tattoos, and "PUPPIES!!!!," while the Rutgers "BOLD Center" hosts "coffee and chat" events on subjects like "adulting." Oglethorpe University and Rutgers University have joined the list of schools making sure students don’t get too stressed out by final exams and jobs. The Oglethorpe Counseling Center, for example, recently sponsored a three-hour "Stress Free Zone" on December 9, the last day of classes, where...
  • Two central Georgia police officers shot and wounded while serving warrant

    12/13/2016 4:28:43 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Fox News & AP ^ | December 12 | Staff
    Georgia police officers executing a search warrant early Monday morning shot and killed a man after he allegedly opened fire on cops, wounding two of them, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said.
  • 'Well mannered' boyfriend accused of strangling girl friend

    12/10/2016 9:33:36 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 30 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Raisa Habersham
    The family of Alyssa Wright wants to know what led the teenager’s boyfriend to allegedly strangle her. “He was always a real well-mannered boy. I never had any problems with him, always been respectful,” mother Melinda Wright told Channel 2 Action News on Friday. Alyssa Wright was allegedly strangled Tuesday by Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, at his home on White Birch Drive in Covington, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. Family told Channel 2 that the 19-year-old went to Ramoutar’s house Tuesday evening. “We were sitting on the bed, laughing, joking about things that were starting to look up...
  • 2 Georgia cops seriously injured in shooting near college

    12/07/2016 10:28:20 AM PST · by navysealdad · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2016
    A manhunt was launched Wednesday morning for the shooter who seriously injured two Georgia police officers, an incident that triggered a lockdown at nearby Georgia Southwestern State College. Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, 32, was named as the alleged shooter by a spokesperson for the Albany Police Department, WGXA reported. One of the officers was from the Americus Police Department and the other was from Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus Police Chief Mark Scott told the Albany Herald.
  • Suspect accused of killing Georgia officer and wounding another is found dead, police chief says

    12/08/2016 11:38:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/8/16 | foxnews.com
    The gunman accused of killing a Georgia officer and leaving another in critical condition was found dead Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities announced. ADVERTISEMENT Police hunting for the man had surrounded a home in Americus, about 130 miles south of Atlanta, Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said. After an hour of trying to negotiate with 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, a SWAT team breached the door of the home and found Lembrick dead.
  • Black Employees File Class-action Lawsuit against CNN

    12/07/2016 6:48:55 AM PST · by Cecily · 56 replies
    A group of black CNN employees are filing a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination. Daniel Meachum, lead attorney, sent out a press release this morning with a scheduled press conference at 10:30 a.m. I do not know if the lawsuit has been filed in court as of yet. “As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination” Meachum said in a press...
  • Georgia Executes William Sallie for 1990 Murder of Father-in-Law

    12/06/2016 9:12:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 | Rhonda Cook
    William Sallie, 50, has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, making him the ninth inmate the state has put to death this year. Sallie’s death occurred at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution shortly before 9:30 p.m. At 9:38 p.m., a six-man strap-down team shuffled Sallie into the execution chamber and eased him onto the gurney. Each man kept both hands on Sallie until each leg, each arm and his shoulders were secured. Then four nurses prepared him for the IV. Sallie winced and kept his eyes closed...