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  • Birmingham company to build $60M facility in Georgia (200 bottling jobs)

    10/14/2019 10:26:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Birmingham Business Journal ^ | October 11, 2019 | Stephanie Rebman, Managing Editor
    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc. is making a significant investment in its operations in Georgia. The Birmingham company is building a state-of-the-art 300,000-square-foot facility in Tifton, Georgia. The $60 million investment will result in hiring about 200 people. The center will also distribute about 4.5 million cases of non-alcoholic beverages to customers a year after opening in late 2021. “We are thrilled about our plans to build a new facility in Tifton as it will allow us to optimize our distribution network and better serve our customers for decades to come,” said John Sherman, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling...
  • Atlanta Air Show Canceled after Pilot Ejects from Plane

    10/13/2019 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Cecily · 46 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 13, 2019 | Asia Simone Burns
    The final day of the Atlanta Air Show is canceled after a pilot ejected from a plane Sunday afternoon. The airshow began Saturday and was scheduled to continue Sunday afternoon at Tara Field near the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, a pilot with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, ejected from his aircraft shortly before the squadron was due to perform, the Snowbirds announced on Twitter Sunday.
  • A Latina novelist spoke about white privilege. Students burned her book in response.

    10/11/2019 10:40:42 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2019 | Alex Horton
    The white students gathered around the fire, speculating why parts of the book were not already engulfed in flames. “It’s a hard cover!” shouts one male student in a video amid laughs as ripped-out pages burn, torn from a novel written by a Hispanic author who had suggested white people are treated differently in society. That angered some students at Georgia Southern University. In response to Jennine Capó Crucet’s talk on the Statesboro, Ga., campus Wednesday, where she focused her discussion on white privilege, students gathered at a grill and torched her novel “Make Your Home Among Strangers” — about...
  • Moment a massive brawl breaks out between high school softball players and their PARENTS [tr]

    10/08/2019 9:50:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2019 | Staff
    Two Georgia high school softball teams have been bumped from their state playoffs after a massive brawl broke out during a Wednesday game. South Atlanta High School and Washington High School were banned by Atlanta Public Schools before first round regional games took place on Tuesday. The violent squabble took place last Wednesday at South Atlanta High. Video obtained by WSB-TV shows several punches being thrown as chaos ensues at the school.

    10/07/2019 1:54:40 PM PDT · by devane617 · 39 replies ^ | 10/07/2019 | WARNER ROBINS (41NBC/WMGT)
    Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin identified the men as: Yanny Perez-Perez Adar Lopez-Morales Evelio Perez Galpin says 20-year-old Yanny was the only casualty with a verifiable age. Galpin also says the men were from Guatemala. Authorities say the incident happened on Robins Russell Parkway around 9:30 p.m. A press release from Robins Air Force Base states that the car failed to stop as it approached the gate. Gate security activated a barrier and the car crashed into the barrier after the driver accelerated through the gate.
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump needs to tame anger at Democrats over impeachment

    10/06/2019 4:05:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2019 | Dave Boyer
    NAGOYA, Japan — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who led the last impeachment of a president, said President Trump can help himself by taming his frustration over the Democrats’ partisan inquiry and staying focused on highlighting his economic achievements for middle-class voters. Mr. Gingrich points to the example of former President Bill Clinton, the man he helped impeach in 1998, as someone who successfully navigated that difficult path. “Go back and look at Clinton — he compartmentalized,” Mr. Gingrich said in an exclusive interview. “Clinton was very disciplined about saying, ‘I’m working on the American people’s problems, and I’m not...
  • US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia (150 jobs)

    10/06/2019 3:46:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    US Elogistics Service Corp., a New Jersey-based global logistics solutions company, will open its first facility in the Southeast, investing $4 million and creating 150 new jobs in Austell, GA. “We are delighted to be opening up another facility in the U.S., expanding our domestic operations from the West and East Coast down to the Southeast,” said Yuriy Gutkin, director of business development for US Elogistics. “Metro Atlanta will be a strategic advantage for the firm, giving us the opportunity to be located closer to customers in the South.” US Elogistics Service Corp. is seeking to ramp-up its operations in...
  • Exclusive Video: 911 Called as Constituents Press Dem Lawmaker on Trump Impeachment

    10/03/2019 7:13:23 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/03/2019 | Edwin Mora
    Police officers kicked out constituents protesting the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump at Rep. Lucy McBath’s (D-GA) office in Sandy Springs on Wednesday.
  • Hephzibah High teacher placed on leave over Confederate flag message in classroom

    10/04/2019 9:44:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | Oct 3, 2019 | Jozsef Papp
    A social media post about a message projected on a Hephzibah High School classroom whiteboard referencing the Confederate flag has resulted in a teacher being placed on administrative leave. The post from a parent of a student shows the projection that includes a Confederate flag and the statement, “a sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it like a white trash ‘Save The Date’ card.” It was reportedly used as an example of a story within a story. According to the Richmond County School System, an...
  • Now ‘survivors’ at Georgia Tech demand Angel Cabrera be fired for supporting Kavanaugh

    10/02/2019 8:01:59 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1 Oct 2019 | Zachary Petrizzo
    Controversy is following Ángel Cabrera, former president of George Mason University, as he takes the helm at Georgia Institute of Technology. The reason? His support of the hiring of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at GMU as a visiting law professor. The GT for Survivors group has been vocal against Carbera’s hire for months, but the recently revived allegations against Kavanaugh highlighted in a new book prompted its members to reignite their agitation, despite the fact that the claims have been denied by Kavanaugh’s alleged victim. “Students at GT and GMU don’t think Kavanaugh’s elevation to SCOTUS means that the...
  • North Carolina: Licensing Raised In Red Light Camera Debate

    09/28/2019 8:27:52 AM PDT · by cutty · 8 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 9/27/2019
    Wilmington, North Carolina renews deal with red light camera contractor that violated state engineering laws. The Wilmington, North Carolina City Council last week signed a red light camera contract renewal despite protests that the state had found the for-profit camera contractor in direct violation of the law. American Traffic Solutions (ATS, now known as Verra Mobility) was found to be practicing engineering without a license by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors last year. The company has yet to remedy the violation, according to the city traffic engineer. Todd Platzer, a local resident, raised the issue...
  • Sen. David Perdue OKs Silicon Valley Takeover of College Graduate Job Market

    09/25/2019 7:36:18 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) now supports Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) green card giveaway bill, which will allow investors to reward many more Indian graduates for taking middle-class jobs from American college graduates. Perdue’s decision to end his opposition to the bill clears the way for Lee to rush his bill through the Senate on Thursday. If no other senators object, Lee’s bill will move through the Senate, putting it much closer to becoming law.
  • Abortionist Slapped with $1.5 million Judgement for Causing Nuisance in Business Park

    09/26/2019 10:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | SEPT. 26, 2019 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Marietta, GA – In an unusual case with national implications, a jury in Cobb County, Georgia, has found now-retired abortionist Daniel McBrayer and his defunct Alpha Gynecology and Consulting liable for causing a nuisance that affected other tenants of a business park that once housed the abortion business. The Governor’s Ridge Office Park Association and other plaintiffs were awarded almost $1.5 million by a Cobb County jury, including more than $311,000 in attorney fees and expenses, according to The office park association contended that McBrayer was already the subject of frequent protests when he moved into the office in...
  • Florida and Georgia Health Care Fraud Law Enforcement Action Charges against 67 Individuals

    09/26/2019 10:20:18 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 15 replies
    us doj ^ | 09/25/19 | Office of Public Affairs
    The Justice Department announced today a significant health care fraud enforcement operation across Florida and Georgia, involving charges against a total of 67 individuals across four federal districts for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. The conduct allegedly resulted in more than $160 million in fraudulent billings. Those charged included physicians as well as other medical and business professionals. In addition, in the state of Florida, 16 defendants, including one licensed mental health professionals, have been charged with defrauding the Medicaid program out of over $1.2 million. Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigated these...
  • Collins: 'Let's hope rational heads prevail' on gun control

    09/26/2019 7:17:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 9/25/2019 | staff
    Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday said he wants the facts – and rational thought – to be used in work on gun control plans being considered by Congress. But he doesn't have high hopes. His comments came as the committee, run by Democrats, worked on a hearing titled "Protecting America from Assault Weapons." The hearing was to hear from several witnesses, including Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, the scene of one of several shootings in recent weeks where either a deranged or homicide-minded individual attacked innocent people, with guns....
  • Impeachment Inquiry Stalls Gun Control Talks, Senate Staffers Say

    09/26/2019 7:05:32 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | - SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 5:15 PM | Stephen Gutowski
    'Hard to imagine Trump doing a signing ceremony of anything with Speaker Pelosi at his side' Three Senate sources told the Washington Free Beacon that the House's impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump has stalled efforts to pass new gun control laws. "Hard to imagine Trump doing a signing ceremony of anything with Speaker Pelosi at his side, and Democrats are the only ones agitating for gun control," one staffer told the Free Beacon on Wednesday. The inquiry, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.) officially labeled an impeachment investigation, will consume Washington for the weeks and months ahead, according to...
  • Roper plant cooking up more growth in LaFayette, Georgia (100 jobs)

    09/23/2019 1:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | September 20, 2019 | Mike Pare
    LAFAYETTE, Georgia — Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday checked out GE Appliances' sprawling oven and cooktop manufacturing plant, where the company is spending $43 million to launch new products. "Rural Georgia is ripe for investment and economic growth," said Kemp, as he toured part of the Roper Corporation facility that's bigger than Hamilton Place mall and already makes 1 million cooking products annually. Kemp also spent time with Roper officials talking about the future. Lois Crandall, the president and plant manager, said GE Appliances has plans to grow, and it wants to convince leadership that LaFayette is the place where...
  • Community gathers to remember 3 teens killed in alleged robbery attempt (update)

    09/19/2019 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 70 replies ^ | 9/18/19 | A Hyman
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - A community gathered Wednesday night to remember three teens killed by a homeowner in what police believe was an attempted robbery. Isaiah Reed, Jamie Hernandez Jr. and Branden Gresham were killed after police say they approached a home in Conyers with masks on and one of the teens fired at the residents of the home. The alleged robbery victims returned fire, killing all three teens. The boys were 15 and 16 years old. So far, no one has been charged in the teens' deaths.
  • Stacey Abrams Launches Women’s Political Activism Training

    09/17/2019 6:05:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2019 | Amy Furr
    Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is helping launch a “Majority Rules” initiative that aims to equip and mobilize more than two million women for political activism, reports said. Abrams, a runner-up in last year’s gubernatorial race in Georgia, told an audience in Atlanta on Sunday that she does not follow the rules. “As women, we are taught there are certain rules we have to follow. We are taught that it’s our responsibility to meekly accept the outcome and to trust the rules as they were written down. I don’t,” she said.
  • Stacey Abrams: Republicans Could Send Off-Duty Law Enforcement Into Polls To Intimidate Minorities

    08/14/2019 6:31:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2019 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon, there’s some agita online today about Abrams floating another hair-raising theory of corruption at the polls after insisting without evidence for months that she’s the rightfully elected governor of Georgia. Although, interestingly, she seems to be backing off that last claim now — somewhat, allowing last night that “I don’t know that empirically I would have won” last year.Does that mean the rest of the party is now free to punt on the burning question of who the “real” governor is, or do racial politics require them to hug the “Stacey won” talking point tight...