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  • Hyundai Dymos to bring 150 jobs to county (Georgia)

    10/17/2017 3:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The La Grange Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Alicia B. Hill
    Hyundai Dymos is currently working on an expansion that will add another 150 jobs to its West Point plant next year. The West Point City Council has discussed the expansion previously and the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for the expansion on Tuesday. The agreement will allow Hyunai Dymos Georgia to expand its existing facility in West Point. The expansion project will be owned by the West Point Development Authority who plans to lease the property to Hyundai under the agreement. “Hyundai Dymos has a new $9.5 million expansion planned for the West Point facility...
  • Atlanta mom charged with murder after allegedly putting 2 young sons in oven

    10/17/2017 2:54:08 AM PDT · by topher · 39 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    An Atlanta woman was charged with murder after she allegedly put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on sometime between Thursday and Friday last week. Lamora Williams, 24, with murder in the deaths of 1-year-old son Ja'Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn. Channel 2 Action News, citing an arrest warrant, reported that she is accused of killing the two “by placing them in an oven and turning it on.” Police reportedly said that the children had injuries, including burns.
  • Georgia cheerleaders to protest anthem in stadium tunnel

    10/16/2017 5:45:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    Yahoo and AP ^ | 16 Oct 17 | AP
    A group of Georgia cheerleaders say they'll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. Kennesaw State University cheerleader Shlondra Young tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the so-called "Kennesaw Five" will kneel until the U.S. flag "represents what it should." The cheerleaders say they've paid attention to the nationwide debate over NFL players kneeling during the anthem, and they prayed before doing so at a Sept. 30 game. Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren tells The Marietta Daily Journal he...
  • FL Turnpike breaks ground on test track for smart highway tech

    10/15/2017 12:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
    Dive Brief: The Florida Turnpike broke ground earlier this month on a new test track where it will experiment with high-speed toll technology as well as systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, according to FleetOwner. The 400-acre SunTrax site, in Auburndale, FL, will test toll equipment and interoperable tolling systems, as well as smartphone-based payment methods. Other technologies to be tested include high-speed connected platooning trucks, moveable barrier systems and machine vision and materials testing for new pavement types, lane markings and signage. Construction on the site's oval track is expected to be complete in spring 2019 with the first...
  • Atlanta Havoc to bring pro indoor football to Buford City Arena (Georgia)

    10/08/2017 11:39:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 2, 2017 | Staff
    Indoor professional football is headed to the new Buford City Arena. The 5,500-seat facility will be home to the Atlanta Havoc, an expansion franchise in the American Arena League, which has teams spanning the East Coast from Florida to Vermont. The franchise is the second in the AAL in the state, joining the Macon-based Georgia Doom. An official press conference announcing the team’s arrival is planned for Oct. 12. “I am very excited to be the person to bring professional arena football to the area,” Havoc owner Tim Viens, a part-time driver on the NASCAR Camping World Series and Xfinity...
  • City of Amazon proposed to attract company’s HQ2 to Georgia

    10/03/2017 3:19:59 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 21 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 10/03/2017 | Mark Niesse
    The latest local pitch to attract Amazon? Create a city of Amazon for the company’s planned expansion site. The Stonecrest City Council voted 4-2 on Monday to de-annex 345 acres of land if the e-commerce giant picks the area for what the company calls HQ2, a corporate hub where Seattle-based Amazon says it will one day house 50,000 jobs. The city’s resolution asks the Georgia General Assembly to form the city of Amazon on that land, located off Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and Coffee Road in DeKalb County.
  • Female Georgia police officer shot and killed in 'ambush', 2 suspects in custody

    09/29/2017 8:37:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    A female Georgia police officer was shot and killed Friday and a second officer was injured, prompting an intense manhunt that led to the arrest of two suspects. Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd indentified the murdered officer as Det. Kristen Hearne, 29. The injured officer was identified as David Goodrich. Investigators said Ofc. Goodrich was called out to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle Friday morning. He called Hearne for backup after a plate check revealed the vehicle, a Ford Escape, had been stolen out of Tennessee. As the officers approached the car, a man and a woman...
  • The Latest: Authorities: Officer killed in Georgia shooting

    09/29/2017 12:45:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | AP
    CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Georgia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A county official in Georgia says one police officer is dead and another wounded after they were shot while approaching a stolen car.
  • Deal: Purina to invest in new Georgia facility, creating up to 240 jobs

    09/27/2017 9:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | September 27, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HARTWELL, Ga. | A pet care company is investing $320 million and will create as many as 240 new jobs in a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Georgia’s Hart County. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.’s plans Wednesday. Purina’s vice president of manufacturing, John Bear, in a statement said the Hartwell site is “an excellent location” for the company’s first new U.S. factory in 20 years.....
  • OneTrust Creating 500 Jobs In Atlanta (Georgia)

    09/25/2017 1:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Business Facilities ^ | September 25, 2017
    OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County, GA facility expansion. New jobs at the Atlanta facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering. “OneTrust plays a critical role in helping global organizations comply with international privacy regulations, and Atlanta serves as the best city for our business with its easy access to global markets,” said Alan Dabbiere, co-chairman of OneTrust. “Having previously built two successful technology companies in this city, I believe Atlanta has the top technology talent pool for building a leading, successful software...
  • Danish Company To Create 52 New Jobs In Roswell (Georgia)

    09/22/2017 11:38:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patch ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kristal Dixon
    ROSWELL, GA -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development on Thursday announced that Kamstrup, a leading supplier of intelligent energy and water metering solutions, will create 52 jobs in the company’s new North American headquarters in Roswell. Headquartered in Skanderborg, Denmark, Kamstrup manufacturers high-tech solutions provider of water, district heat and electricity intelligent metering solutions for commercial and residential use. The company employs more than 1,200 people worldwide. “Georgia has become a magnet for international companies who are looking to expand their reach in North America,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are excited that Kamstrup has chosen Georgia -...
  • hospital crisis killing rural communities

    09/22/2017 9:39:57 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 43 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 9-22-2017 | HuffPost-Lauren Weber, GHN's Andy Miller
    GLENWOOD,GA ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital. After the Lower Oconee Community Hospital shut down in June 2014, other mainstays of the community followed. The bank and the pharmacy in the small town of Glenwood shuttered. Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed in the middle of August this year. On Glenwood’s main street, building after building is now for sale, closing, falling apart or infested with weeds growing through the foundation’s cracks. Opportunity has been dying in Wheeler County for the last 20 years. Agriculture was once the...
  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/22/2017 7:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,...
  • Ouch: Democratic 2018 Efforts Hit Another Snag As Top Recruit Drops Out Of Targeted Race

    09/21/2017 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic Party is looking at Donald Trump’s approval ratings and sees an opening. Maybe they can ride a blue wave and retake Congress, except it’s already off to a bumpy start. For starters, the Democratic Party has no message, no leader, and no agenda. Yes, that “better deal” was pitched, but it’s vanished largely forgotten by voters and for good reason. It was a carbon copy of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign platform. Democrats need 24 seats to flip the House and they’re viewing GOP districts in which Hillary won as their road to victory. Yet, that’s the issue....
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Accenture Midtown Atlanta innovation hub to bring 800 new jobs (Georgia)

    09/20/2017 4:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 20, 2017 | Scott Trubey and Greg Bluestein
    Global consulting giant Accenture on Wednesday confirmed its plans to create an innovation hub at Technology Square in Midtown, where the company plans to create 800 new jobs by 2020. The innovation hub, part of a planned network of 10 such facilities around the nation, will be designed to that Accenture technologists can aide their Fortune 500 clients and other major companies in designing and testing new technologies, said Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director in the Southeast for Accenture. The Accenture project is the latest in a string of high-profile technology jobs announcements for the city and state, and it...
  • POLICE: 2 TRANSIT WORKERS ACCUSED OF RAPING ‘INCAPACITATED’ AUBURN UNIVERSITY STUDENT ON BUS

    09/20/2017 4:11:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    WSBRadio ^ | September 19, 2017 | Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media
    AUBURN, Ala. - Two employees of the transit system at Auburn University have been accused of raping an 18-year-old student on one of the buses Friday night. Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Georgia, and James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, are each charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, according to Lee County Jail records. Patillo is also charged with four counts of public lewdness. The Opelika-Auburn News reported that the lewdness charges stem from an incident just before midnight on Friday in which witnesses spotted a man exposing himself while standing over a woman on the ground....
  • violent riot rocks Georgia Tech campus tonight

    09/18/2017 8:46:26 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 55 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    The Georgia Institute of Technology campus is in chaos tonight as protesters attack police in response to the shooting death of 21-year-old student Scout Schultz. A police car has been torched and several officers have been physically attacked.
  • Georgia Tech Student-Activist Shot Dead by Campus Police

    09/18/2017 9:55:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    nbc ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Phil McCausland and Kalhan Rosenblatt
    An engineering student who was also an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday. The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred to be referred to with they/them gender pronouns, according to the alliance's website. At a news conference Monday, Schultz"s family's attorney said the student was experiencing a "mental breakdown" on the night on the shooting. "What was Scout...
  • Armed LGBT student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

    09/17/2017 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 116 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday, officials say. Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz, 21, refusing to obey multiple police commands to drop a knife. Schultz's mother said police should not have used lethal force. In a video filmed by fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying "Shoot me!" while continuing to advance on the officers. One...