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  • Cops nab suspects after getaway car runs out of gas

    12/12/2017 1:12:48 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 4 replies
    The Extract ^ | 12.10.17
    Georgia authorities arrested two armed robbery suspects who apparently failed to gas up their getaway car before allegedly committing the crime. Najee Logan, 18, and Justin Larry, 21, are accused of taking the victim’s wallet at gunpoint outside of an Atlanta-area supermarket.
  • Gingrich on Franken: Political 'Lynch Mobs Are in This Week'

    12/10/2017 4:25:34 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    neewsweek ^ | December 10,2017 | By Cathy Burke
    <p>Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday defended Democratic Sen. Al Franken, saying calls for his resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations were “purely and simply hysteria.”</p> <p>In remarks on Fox News Sunday, the Georgia Republican last week compared the Democratic Party response to the sexual harassment scandal as akin to a lynching.</p>
  • Grow Up: Lewis,Thompson to Skip Opening of Civil Rights Museum Because Trump's Going

    12/07/2017 5:46:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | December 7, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced they will no longer be attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. The two African American congressmen issued a joint statement about their decision, arguing Trump’s presence ‘disrespects’ the efforts of Mississippi’s black civil rights leaders. "Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi. President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football...
  • Fiddling on the Roof? Saakashvili’s Never-Say-Die Rabble Rousing Leads to Wild Scenes in Kiev

    MOSCOW—Those who do not know the character of former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili may have been shocked at the scene in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Passionate and charismatic by nature, Saakashvili always felt in his element leading crowds of supporters to quick and colorful victories. On Tuesday, Saakashvili, 49, climbed up the rooftop of his apartment building just off Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the famous square that was the epicenter of Ukraine’s revolution in the winter of 2013-2014. “Poroshenko is a thief!” shouted Saakashvili from the rooftop, denouncing his former ally, the billionaire president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. “He is a...
  • Alabama Is 4th Team In The 2017 College Football Playoffs: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama

    12/03/2017 9:35:22 AM PST · by blam · 220 replies
    ESPN TV ^ | 12-3-2017 | blam
    This announcement is being made from a TV broadcast. This is from the National Football Selection Committee.Alabama has been chosen as the 4th team to participate in the 2017 college football playoff.More to follow as soon as it hits the press.
  • ‘Please, God, Don’t Let Me Get Stopped’: Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants

    11/26/2017 12:38:58 AM PST · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2017 | Vivian Yee
    CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Not many notice when the SUVs arrive. Around 5 a.m., when the immigration agents pull into the parking lot of the Chamblee Heights apartments, 16 miles from downtown Atlanta, only one person is on the lookout. Cristina Monteros catches sight of the cars with the telltale tinted windows from her small apartment near the front, where she runs a day care, and calls her downstairs neighbor: ICE is here. The neighbor dials another, who passes it on. It takes less than 15 minutes for everyone in the complex to hear about “la migra,” whereupon they shut their...
  • Atlanta fire chief canned for politically incorrect LGBT book gets day in court

    11/24/2017 7:46:24 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    noqreport ^ | November 22, 2017 | David Leach and Kelvin Cochran
    In an opinion piece published nearly three years ago by the NY Times Editorial Board, we learned that terminating people of faith from public sector jobs is not only acceptable but demanded if they hold politically incorrect views on LGBT matters. The “tolerant” liberals running the Times shared this little tidbit following the termination of Kelvin Cochran from his position as chief of the Atlanta Fire Department, a position where he was recognized as the 2012 Fire Chief of the Year after declining a Senate-approved appointment by Barack Obama to be FEMA’s US Fire Administrator in 2010. In other words,...
  • 19-year-old proposes adding a major interstate in Columbus. Councilors support the idea.

    11/22/2017 1:09:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 25, 2017 | Alva James-Johnson
    Imagine a major interstate running through Columbus, spurring economic development, prosperity and connecting military installations along the way. That’s the scenario that 19-year-old Frank Lumpkin IV presented to Columbus Council Tuesday, while making a pitch for Columbus to be connected to a major interstate that will run from Meridian, Texas, to Augusta. Lumpkin, a 2017 Columbus High School graduate now enrolled at the University of Georgia, said I-14 Texas already has been designated by Congress and is currently being built in segments. The first 25-mile stretch officially opened on January 26, 2017 near Killeen, Texas and Fort Hood. If built...
  • House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three Democrats

    07/26/2017 1:09:58 AM PDT · by Fedora · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing charges lodged against two high-profile Democratic lawmakers and a senior Democratic aide. The lawmakers facing an ethics review are Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Mich), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and the longest-serving sitting House member, and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The staffer is Michael E. Collins, chief of staff to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).Statements released Monday by the Ethics Committee did not detail the allegations against the three men, which were forwarded to the committee by the independent Office of Congressional...
  • Georgia Dome imploded with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives

    11/20/2017 8:39:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    The dome that opened in 1992 was flattened in 15 seconds at 7:30 am. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority said prior to the blast that it should take 12 seconds for the explosives to go off plus another 3 seconds for sections of grandstands to be on the ground. The 71,250-seat dome -- which was the site of high school football state championships, Peach Bowls, SEC championship games, two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympic basketball, three Final Four NCAA basketball tournaments, concerts, pro wrestling and other events -- has been replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.
  • WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

    11/18/2017 3:33:42 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WXIA-TV [GA] ^ | 18 Novemer 2017 | WXIA-TV
    A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care. The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died. The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
  • Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket...

    11/16/2017 5:16:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For
    FULL TITLE: Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket after they made promise to each other in 1968 when they survived a mortar attack An 83-year-old retired Marine kept a promise he made to a fellow officer while they were hunkered down in a bunker during the Vietnam War. Retired Marine Master Sgt. William H. Cox and Retired Marine First Sgt. James 'Hollie' Hollingsworth were shielding themselves from rockets and mortars in 1968 as they were fighting in the Marble Mountains during the war on New Year's Eve. The two men,...
  • School nixes boy's 'Fake News' T-shirt on field trip to CNN

    11/16/2017 1:07:33 PM PST · by DFG · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2017 | Brian Flood
    A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters -- but the boy's parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off. Nancy and Stan Jester, of Dekalb, are both local elected officials, she a county commissioner and he is a member of the local school board. Their son, seventh-grader Jaxon, wore a shirt mocking the CNN logo as “FNN” with the caption, “Fake News Network.”
  • Football Coach Bows in Prayer With Players — Then School District Makes Stunning Announcement

    11/08/2017 9:12:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 11/3/17 | Jason Howerton
    A football coach in Coweta County, Georgia, took part in a student-led prayer with his players before a game, sparking a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Coweta County Schools then made a far-reaching decision that impacts every faculty member. The superintendent “sought legal guidance and determined that school employees, including coaches, should not participate in any student-initiated prayer,” according to WSB-TV. A legal memorandum, obtained by The Christian Post, was recently provided to all employees. More from the report: “Representatives of the school cannot participate in any student initiated/student led prayer or worship while acting in their official...
  • Man Killed in 1983 for ‘Socializing’ With White Woman, DA Says

    11/06/2017 1:09:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2017,
    Suspects arrested in the 1983 slaying of a black man in Georgia were angry that he was socializing with a white woman, Spalding County District Attorney Benjamin Coker told CNN. Timothy Coggins, 23, was found stabbed to death on October 9, 1983, near a high-tension power line in Sunny Side, a town about 30 miles south of Atlanta. The 34-year-old cold case, which broke in October with the arrest of four men and a woman, was widely believed to be racially motivated, though no suspects or motive had previously been uncovered. Then-investigator Larry Campbell told the local newspaper at the...
  • Family offering reward after woman is attacked by teens

    11/06/2017 8:44:48 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | November 6, 2017 | Chris Jose
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A bullet narrowly missed a woman's heart after police say she fought off a group of teenaged robbers. It happened in Stockbridge. The family told Channel 2's Chris Jose they're offering $10,000 of their own money to find the suspects. On Friday, Van Anh Ho picked up three teenagers who asked for a ride to school. When they told her to park here near a Walmart, police told Jose she got suspicious and jumped out of her SUV. One of the suspects fired a gun. Even though she was wounded, Ho fought back, said her daughter,...
  • The Best Bets From Week 10's College Football Slate

    11/03/2017 10:57:18 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 11-3-1017 | Tyler Lauletta
    College football action is heating up as the season enters its crucial final weeks. With the playoff committee releasing its first ranking, teams finally have a sense of where they stand in the eyes of committee voters, and what they'll need to do to secure their spot in the postseason. For some, the equation is simple, win out or you're done. For others, the math is a bit more complex. Last week was another winner for our bets, going 4-3 against the number and just an overtime loss shy of 5-2. Also, for those who followed directions, we made all...
  • GDEcD: Apparel wholesaler to create 300 jobs in Henry County (Georgia)

    10/28/2017 8:50:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2017 | Eric Mandel
    The development in Henry County is about to get a little more active. The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said Friday that S&S Activewear, a national wholesaler of imprintable apparel, will create 300 jobs in McDonough over the next four years. Newly created jobs include warehouse, supervisory and management positions. The company will add a new 505,000-square-foot warehouse in Atlanta to its national network that will now be more than 3 million square feet. The center, to be located at the Midland Logistic Center in McDonough, is scheduled to be operational in the second quarter of 2018. The center...
  • Two teens charged in alleged terror plot vs. Georgia high school

    10/26/2017 9:17:54 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/26/2017 | CBS News
    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Two students are in police custody, accused of plotting to attack students and staff at Etowah High School in Cherokee County, reports CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV. Police identified the suspects as Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley, both 17. Acting on a tip, Cherokee investigators served a warrant on both of the students' homes, authorities said. They said they found a homemade incendiary device and an undetermined powder substance at McCurley's house, and a journal at Dupree's house in which details were laid out of an attack against the school. Principal Robert Horn said local authorities were...
  • Health-care marketplace investing $39 million, creating 675 jobs in Floyd County (Georgia)

    10/20/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2017 | Eric Mandel
    Though the future of health care remains cloudy on a national level, Floyd County's outlook just got brighter. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today said that Candor, a health-care coverage marketplace based in Rome, Ga. that specializes in pairing consumers with health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, GDEcD said the company plans to invest $39 million into the local economy as it hires, builds out and trains its technical, sales and customer management teams. The company has created more than 40 jobs to date in Floyd County, and plans to lease...