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  • 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.
  • Company that will create 500 jobs opens in DeKalb (Georgia)

    03/16/2017 1:42:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 10, 2017 | Joshua Sharpe
    An Ireland-based cyber-security and payments industry firm has opened its Brookhaven location, which will eventually create 500 jobs for DeKalb County. Sysnet Global Solutions intends to invest $2 million with the Brookhaven center in the Perimeter Summit development. Numerous officials and community leaders were on hand for a ceremony at the site Thursday, including Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. He’s said he’s excited to have the company in town. “Five hundred plus jobs is always a great sign of a vibrant economy,” he said in January....
  • Designer eyewear company to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County (Georgia)

    03/14/2017 6:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WAGA-TV ^ | March 14, 2017
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Luxottica Group, a leading designer eyewear manufacturer, is planning to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County with the addition of its North American distribution facility. According to a press release from Governor Nathan Deal, the expansion will use the company’s new lens service model in which both frames and lenses are assembled and distributed from a single location in Henry County by the end of 2017. The company said in a press release that move will allow them “to produce and deliver a complete pair of prescription frames of the highest quality and perfect fit anywhere...
  • Beaten in the bread aisle: 75-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother is left black.....

    03/08/2017 10:36:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 8, 2017 | Emily Crane For
    FULL TITLE: Beaten in the bread aisle: 75-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother is left black and blue 'after a shopper viciously punched her in Walmart' An elderly grandmother in a wheelchair has been left with horrific bruises after a shopper beat her in the bread aisle of a Walmart store. Sandra McClung, 75, was doing her grocery shopping in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday in a motorized cart when another woman almost collided with her in the aisle. McClung told police the woman, since identified as Alexis Venderburg, yelled an expletive at her as she told her to move her motorized shopping cart....
  • 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...
  • Butler County manufacturing firm adding 220 new jobs (Georgia)

    03/06/2017 9:55:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | March 6, 2017 | Eric Schwartzberg
    WEST CHESTER TWP.— A Butler County-based contract manufacturing firm plans to create about 220 jobs in the coming 18 months. The move by TSS Technologies will more than double the company’s workforce, which is divided between a West Chester-based assembly facility and a Woodlawn-based machining facility, according to Dennis Ross, the firm’s director of talent acquisition. Of the 220 positions the company is looking to add, about 180 will be hourly positions and the remaining 40 will be salaried engineering positions, Ross said. TSS Technologies supports supporting custom automation companies, systems integration and engineering, machining and contract manufacturing, he said....
  • Pro-Trump rally scheduled for Madison’s Town Park (Georgia)

    02/23/2017 7:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Morgan County Citizen and Madisonian ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor
    A local woman, Kim Acres, is orchestrating a pro-Trump rally at Town Park in Madison next week in conjunction with a nationwide effort, The Spirit of America Rally,” urging Americans to come together to simultaneously show public support for President Donald Trump. The first round of rallies will be held across the country on Monday, February 27 at noon, including the one at Town Park. “This is to show support for our President. Let’s show that Patriotism has not died. These rallies are being held all across this great country on that same date and time. Let’s join them in...
  • Police: 90-year-old woman shoots husband in back

    02/23/2017 12:21:26 PM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    WALB News10 ^ | 2/20/2017 | Catherine Patterson
    DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A 90-year-old woman was charged with aggravated assault, after police said she shot her husband. Police said Emma Walton was arrested around midnight on Saturday. It happened on the 2900 block of Radium Springs Road in Albany. Investigators said Walton and her 86-year-old husband got into an argument. The argument escalated and police said Walton shot him in the back. "He was shot with a .38 caliber revolver," said Dougherty County Police Lieutenant Stephen Mitchum. "And the projectile actually went through his back and came out the front of him." Walton's husband was released from...
  • BUSTED! Georgia Court Rules CNN Guilty of Pushing ‘Fake News’

    02/18/2017 6:48:47 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 02/18/2017 | Team Crowder
    The phrase “fake news” gets thrown around a lot, but not for the reasons media would like (see Tucker Carlson Almost Makes a Washington Post Reporter Cry Over ‘Fake News’ and Joe Scarborough Ground and Pounds Anti-Trump Media Over Fake News). A Hospital CEO from Georgia accused CNN of fabricating a story, and now he has a court decision to back him up… "Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia." FACT CHECK: No Pinocchios. {..snip..}
  • Trump supporters rally with semi-automatic firearms (Atlanta, Georgia)

    02/18/2017 4:24:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | February 18, 2017 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA - Gun rights advocates openly carrying firearms gathered in downtown Atlanta Saturday for a rally in support of President Donald Trump. The crowd, which includes part of an area militia group, III% Security Force, met outside Centennial Olympic Park, according to the Facebook event. The group also served as security for the event. Members of the militia group say they are there to protect Trump supporters. "We're using our Second Amendment rights to protect the First Amendment rights," Chris Hill said. "Throughout the day, we're going to have more people, more Trump supporters come to this corner, showing their...
  • Company to Invest $24M and Create 200 Jobs in Bartow County (Georgia)

    01/28/2017 1:34:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Coosa Valley News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Staff
    The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development announced this week that Hühoco Group, a global player in refining metal products, will create 200 jobs and invest $24 million in a new facility in Bartow County. “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Hühoco Group’s First American Resources subsidiary to our community and the Cartersville family of industries. This wonderful company already knows that Georgia is a great place to do business, and we are proud that they have decided to make Cartersville their home. Their investment in our community is appreciated.” -Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini Hühoco currently operates a facility in Mableton,...
  • Sonoco Creating 595 Jobs in Georgia

    01/25/2017 7:57:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | January 25, 2017
    Sonoco Products Company will create 130 full-time and 465 part-time jobs in a new packaging center in Fairburn, GA. The global diversified packaging company’s overall investment in Fulton County will total approximately $20 million. The packaging center will support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation and will be located in Duracell’s recently leased facility at Shugart Farms Industrial Park. “This is a one-of-a-kind relationship in our industry, where we have the opportunity to supply a diverse range of packaging products and services which come together as a single integrated solution,” said Philippe Erhart, Sonoco’s division vice president and general...
  • Urgent Need for Volunteers After Mississippi and Georgia Tornadoes

    01/25/2017 1:20:24 PM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | 25 Jan 2017 | Franklin Graham
    Volunteers are needed to patch damaged roofs and remove trees and other debris from properties around Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Albany, Georgia. "These killer tornadoes have ripped up homes and left many families with nothing," Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham said. "I hope as many people as possible can help us come alongside these homeowners and show them the love of Christ."
  • Russian Espionage Plot Uncovered in London

    12/20/2010 4:47:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    New American ^ | December 19, 2010 | Daniel Sayani
    Another Russian espionage plot has been uncovered, this time in London, involving controversial British Liberal Democrat MP Michael Hancock and his parliamentary aide, Russian national Katia Zatuliveter, a suspected sleeper agent who is being deported on charges that she is a threat to British national security, according to the MI5 intelligence service. This latest episode comes in the wake of the arrest and deportation of 10 Russian sleeper agents in the United States in June 2010, including former British citizen Anna Chapman. Officials also believe that there may be as many as 35 other Russian spies presently working in Britain...
  • In Georgia, two Trumps exist across urban, rural divide

    01/16/2017 9:44:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Aiken Standard ^ | January 16, 2017 | Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    LULA, Ga. — Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business. "He's already proven he can turn things around," the 52-year-old Thomas said, crediting Trump with Ford Motor Co.'s recent announcement that it would scrap a planned Mexico plant while expanding in Michigan. "Just his business enthusiasm, we've been lacking that." "My intuition," the 33-year-old Bryant agrees, "is telling me that small business owners will...
  • Atlanta march one of hundreds planned over concerns about Trump

    01/13/2017 6:43:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | January 13, 2017 | Maureen Downey
    Online commiseration over the results of the presidential election led a group of Georgians to plan an Atlanta march for social justice. Shown here are organizers, from left, Sawsan Selim, Aisha Yaqoob, Ahoo Sarab, Blynne Olivieri, Gerald Griggs, Gina Gareau-Clark, Cathy Roth, Janel Green and Harmel Deanne Codi. Leslie Sperry has never joined a political march. The Paulding County mother of two grown daughters plans to change that Saturday, Jan. 21, when she participates in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. “It’s my first march in my 50-plus years, but it’s never too late to get involved,” Sperry...
  • 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,...
  • GUN FIGHT: Breaking Down the Dixie Gun & Pawn Robbery

    01/11/2017 5:23:56 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10 Jan, 2017 | Bob Owens
    We covered the attempted robbery of a Georgia store just after Christmas. It didn’t go so well for one of the robbers, who was killed at the scene. The other fled. We now have security camera video of that incident. The scene opens with an employee raising his hands as the robbers come through the door with guns drawn. The gun store owner, Jimmy Groover (at the bottom of the screen, white hair), appears to be doing paperwork. Groover turns to see his employee’s hands raised and the robbers. The first robber is currently behind a post. As Groover sees...
  • 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
  • Metro Atlanta among nation’s worst in HIV/opioid deaths

    01/02/2017 11:02:18 PM PST · by RC one · 22 replies
    albany herald ^ | 12/4/16 | Andy Miller
    New stats show alarming rise in drug abuse, HIV/AIDS infections ATLANTA — Fulton County’s rate of opioid overdose deaths was more than double the national average in 2014, newly released figures show. And the county — which contains most of the city of Atlanta as well as some of Georgia’s most affluent suburbs — had a higher rate of HIV diagnoses than all but one of 28 large cities studied, according to statistics released last week by the Big Cities Health Coalition project. Fulton’s data were used because the county, not the city, collects the area’s health information, which is...
  • 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...
  • Suspect killed trying to rob Georgia gun shop

    12/27/2016 8:44:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 76 replies ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Georgia gun store owner fought back against two armed suspects who attempted to rob his business Monday morning. One suspect was left dead and the second remains at large, local media reported, but authorities are hopeful surveillance video that captured the attempted robbery will help them to identify the second suspect. The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn had just opened the shop with an employee when the two suspects entered wearing ski masks and armed with guns. Fearing for his safety, the shop owner pulled out his own gun and fired at the suspects, striking one and...
  • Black Man Shoots One, Protected by Sheriff

    12/24/2016 4:04:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( It was Saturday afternoon, the 26th of November, on Highway 138  in Georgia. The traffic was heavy after the college football game between Georgia and Georgia tech. The game had been a nail biter.  Georgia Tech  beat Georgia 28-27 in the last 30 seconds of the game.  In the heavy traffic after the close game, emotions may have been running high.That was when Dontavious Chancy pulled in ahead of four men in a pickup truck. Chancy said that they tried to run him off the road. All the vehicles ended up stuck in traffic near Forrester...
  • Woman brutally beaten in front of Spalding County home

    12/24/2016 3:20:18 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    Shirley Newman, 69, told FOX 5 that she had recently returned from running errands on Wednesday when a man dressed in black approached her and just kept punching her. Although Newman said it felt like the beating went on forever, her screams for help were eventually heard by her neighbors. Newman had to get stitches to the back of her head, sustained scratches to her arms and legs and is unable to eat solid food because her lip was busted open.
  • City removes haunted pillar from Broad and 5th after crash knocks it down

    12/20/2016 12:46:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    "The haunted pillar, they say you would have bad luck if you touched it. So we would touch and it see what happened," said Jennings. Years later and the childish curiosity over Augusta's haunted pillar is peaking because a driver did more than just touch it, they mowed it over trying to make a left hand turn, knocking down all the legends wrapped in the ton of bricks. ... The liquor store across the street has had a front row seat to the madness. "There's been people busting it up and taking pieces of it away," said Bill's Place owner,...
  • BREAKING: GA, KY, WV Confirm They Suspect Obama’s DHS Hacked Their Election Networks [VIDEO]

    12/18/2016 5:32:53 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 53 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 12/18/2016
    BUT…BUT…BUT…THE RUSSIANS? This is pretty scary stuff. A federal government agency run by an Obama crony attempting to penetrate the firewall of a State agency tasked with overseeing the elections? What conceivable reason could Obama’s DHS have for hacking the Georgia Sec of State’s office after the election? Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from...
  • Witnesses recall car crash that destroyed Augusta's 'Haunted Pillar'

    12/19/2016 5:18:06 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 12-18-2016 | Ben Billmyer
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Augusta's famous Haunted Pillar on the corner of Broad Street and Fifth Street has a legend for being cursed. But the site is much less eerie after a car crash brings the 10-foot tower crumbling down Sunday morning. The popular tourist attraction, known for its urban legend and long history near Downtown Augusta, is actually being credited for possibly saving a life. "It didn't really kick in until I talked to the officer," says an awestruck Cory Tyler. "After that, I realized it was the Haunted Pillar." A haunting piece of Augusta history is not looking...
  • 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...
  • Georgia asks Trump to investigate 'failed cyber-attacks'

    12/14/2016 12:58:24 PM PST · by blueyon · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 12/14/16 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The state of Georgia is asking President-elect Donald Trump to investigate what it described as "failed cyberattacks" on its secretary of state's network that it traced to the U.S. Homeland Security Department.
  • Georgia Secretary of State Says 10 Cyberattacks Traced to DHS – Calls for Investigation

    12/14/2016 12:55:44 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 14,2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Georgia Secretary of State accused the Obama DHS of conducting 10 different cyber attacks on the state networks. Secretary of State Brian Kemp called for an investigation on the DHS attacks.
  • Three children are found living in a home covered in feces just steps away from decomposing remains

    FULL TITLE: Three children are found living in a home covered in feces just steps away from decomposing remains of dogs that had been starved to death A Georgia couple have been arrested after police say they found the badly decomposing bodies of dead dogs on their property and their three young children living in filth. An Animal Control officer acting on a tip arrived on Sunday at the Rex home of Ki-Kito Riki Townsend and Kristina Leigh Prince and discovered the decaying remains of two puppies and a dog, according to a press release by the Clayton County Police....
  • Exclusive: DHS Says Georgia Hack May Have Been Rogue Employee

    12/10/2016 7:19:23 PM PST · by bryan999 · 46 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security told members of congress Friday that a rogue federal employee may have been responsible for a November hack-attack that targeted the Georgia secretary of state’s system, LifeZette has learned. On Friday afternoon DHS initiated a conference call with members of Georgia’s congressional delegation to discuss the cyber-attack, a Capitol Hill staffer with knowledge of the call told LifeZette. DHS officials said on the call that there were two possible explanations for the hack, the source said. Either a malicious third-party mirrored the DHS IP address linked to the hack — or someone within the department...
  • 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.
  • Georgia Secretary of State: DHS Attacked Our Firewall

    12/09/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask “why [it] was attempting to breach” the firewall protecting his computer infrastructure. The letter also drew attention to the fact that “under 18 U.S.C. 1030, attempting to gain access or exceeding authorized access to protected computer systems is illegal."In the weeks and months leading up to the elections, DHS and other federal agencies expressed growing concerns over the threat of Russian hackers penetrating government computers. Many of those concerns were based in the oft-repeated claim that the hacking of the...
  • Georgia’s secretary of state: DHS tried to breach our firewall

    12/09/2016 9:09:36 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 6 replies
    Cyber Scoop ^ | 12-08-2016 | Greg Otto
    Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agen....... Excerpted
  • Georgia’s secretary of state: DHS tried to breach our firewall

    12/08/2016 6:22:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agency’s Southwest D.C. office trying to penetrate the state’s firewall. According to the letter, the attempt was unsuccessful. The attempt took place on Nov. 15, a few days after the presidential election. The office of the Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the state’s elections....
  • Georgia Says Someone in U.S. Government Tried to Hack State’s Computers Housing Voter Data

    12/08/2016 6:42:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    The secretary of state of Georgia is asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain what appears to be an attempted breach of the state’s computer systems that house its voter registration database by someone in the federal government. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson dated Thursday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the state had discovered an unsuccessful attempt to breach the firewall of state computer systems. The attempt occurred on Nov. 15 and was linked to an IP address associated with DHS, he said. “At no time has my office agreed to...
  • Police: Suspect in Georgia cop-killing is dead

    12/08/2016 10:38:44 AM PST · by WayneS · 69 replies
    USA Today ^ | 12/08/16 | Doug Stanglin
    The suspect sought in the fatal shooting of a south Georgia police officer is confirmed dead after he was surrounded by police Thursday in a house in Americus, Ga., according to the local police chief, WSB-TV reports.
  • Georgia police officer killed, another in 'very, very critical' condition as gunman remains on loose

    One Georgia police officer was fatally shot on Wednesday morning, and another one is in "very, very critical" condition, authorities say. The officer who was killed is a member of the Americus Police Department, according to WXIA, and the severely wounded officer is a public safety officer with Georgia Southwestern State University.
  • Students break out in song as tornado sirens blare

    12/03/2016 3:53:36 PM PST · by metmom · 40 replies ^ | December 01, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Bremen High School teacher Jessica Labbe knew there was severe weather in the forecast. A line of powerful thunderstorms was about to hit Haralton County, Georgia. Just after lunch, the tornado sirens began blaring across town. And inside her classroom, cell phones beeped and buzzed – warning students of dangerous weather. Tornado Warning. Teachers ushered their students into a hallway so they could be sheltered from the storm.
  • Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

    11/28/2016 8:11:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 10:50 PM EST | Julie Pace
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. Trump has pledged to move quickly on overhauling the landmark measure, but has been vague about what he hopes to see in a replacement bill. …
  • Black Friday shoppers fight over reduced towels with one in such a frenzy she falls [tr]

    11/26/2016 3:09:20 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Mirror-UK ^ | November 25, 2016 | Marc Walker
    A grabbing frenzy erupts at a superstore with scores of Black Friday shoppers fighting tooth and nail for TOWELS. The mainly female crowd of bargain-hunters whoops, hollers and cries out with excitement over the reduced fabric and other household wares. Most squabbles over Black Friday bargains have tended to be over higher value items, such as TVs and games consoles. Chaos descended at the Walmart in Bainbridge, Georgia, with one getting so over-excited
  • Black Mom Arrested For Making Her Child Walk Naked In School Parking Lot In Front Of School Mates!

    11/20/2016 8:20:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    TNN Raw2 youtube ^ | November 20, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Mom Arrested For Making Her Child Walk Naked In School Parking Lot In Front Of School Mates!
  • Kemp "Stop the Threats"

    11/19/2016 10:13:07 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 15 replies
    Southeast Georgia Today ^ | 11/18/2016 | Secretary of State Brian Kemp
    "The Presidential election is over but, unfortunately, the vitriol remains," stated Secretary of State Brian Kemp. "Our office has received numerous reports of individuals hurling insults and threats at Georgia's Electors because they are unsettled with America's choice for President of the United States. This is absolutely unacceptable and those participating in or encouraging these efforts should stop. The electoral process in America has worked, and everyone - Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and others - should respect the will of Georgia's voters and the Electors who represent them."
  • Wildfires, dry conditions cause state of emergency in 25 NC counties,...

    11/12/2016 7:29:33 AM PST · by nuconvert · 34 replies
    WYFF ^ | Nov 11, 2016
    -excerpt- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said in a news release Thursday that he was declaring a state of emergency for one-quarter of North Carolina's 100 counties. He said the declaration will help with evacuations and provide more state assets to fight the wildfires and support those who were evacuated. -excerpt- “As eastern North Carolina was underwater due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew, the western part of the state has been suffering from a severe drought and now hundreds of acres are burning,” said Governor McCrory.
  • Johnny Isakson, David Perdue reject long-term Supreme Court stonewall

    11/06/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by Dacula · 32 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 11-6-16 | Tamar Hallerman
    Georgia’s two senators said they will consider Supreme Court nominees based on their individual merits in the new year, effectively rejecting a strategy some Republican colleagues have floated should Hillary Clinton win the presidency on Tuesday.
  • 2,700-acre fire burning in North Georgia

    11/06/2016 5:48:30 AM PST · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/3/16 | Steve burns
    2,700-acre fire in North Georgia prompted officials to close some key trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest “It’s remote, very rugged, and we are extremely dry,” said Jeff Gardner, a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service who is based in Chatsworth. He said the fire, which is burning north of Ellijay and west of Blue Ridge, started from lightning.
  • attn. Black America: proof that Democrats are demon-craps [aw!m vanity]

    11/03/2016 5:58:39 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies
    Hey guys! You got bloods in Detroit and Flint. You got bloods in Chicago shedding blood. And I have the proof! Here's a hint, two names: Benjamin Barber and Deborah Ross. You don't recognize those names, do you? And that's the proof, baby. Demon-rats don't give a rat's rear. The only ones with 'skin in the game' are the down-and-outs, victims blood-drinking politicians. That includes career republicans. A newcomer to DC might start off with ideals, but my gang wants them all term-limited before they too get corrupt. It's gonna be a rumble, baby, but that's where we're at. And...
  • Georgia: Trump up seven in new SUSA poll

    11/01/2016 3:50:08 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/1/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Ordinarily, a poll result favoring Republicans in Georgia wouldn’t make news, but 2016 is hardly an ordinary cycle. A Quinnipiac poll put Hillary Clinton into a tie with Donald Trump in the Peach State last week at 46-all in a two-way race and only down one when including Gary Johnson. That hinted at a potentially yuuuuuuge hole in Trump’s firewall, but a new poll from Survey USA and WXIA puts Trump firmly ahead by seven points:
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Trump lead grows in Georgia (T 49, C 42, J 3) SurveyUSA/WXIA-TV

    10/31/2016 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Ravi · 26 replies
    WXIA-TV ^ | 10/31/16 | SUSA
    ATLANTA - With days until election day, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is slated to win Georgia's 16 electoral votes, according to a new SurveyUSA poll conducted for 11Alive. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton trails behind.