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  • Boy Scouts, church leaders accused of covering up admitted rapist for decades

    05/21/2017 7:02:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WSB-TV.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | Nicole Carr
    HALL COUNTY, Ga. - Court documents reveal evidence that church and Boy Scout leaders knew about a sexual abuser and not only allowed him to continue working, but also promoted him. Fleming Weaver would go on to meet victims who eventually came forward with rape accusations last year. This is a case that spans several decades in Hall County. It’s a case that accuses the Boy Scouts, a Gainesville church and its leaders of lying to keep a horrific secret. Documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News include a file that Boy Scouts handed over just last week after a...
  • Social media outcry over Georgia veteran's visitation with no coffin

    05/14/2017 12:09:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    newschannel9.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | WTVC
    CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. — A dispute over a Ringgold veteran's funeral has gotten the attention of thousands on social media. Family members of George Taylor shared pictures of the veteran's body displayed on a gurney with a flag draped on top. There was no coffin for the visitation that happened at Heritage Funeral Home on Battlefield Parkway. As of 1 p.m. on Friday, Ella Moss's post about this on Facebook has been shared more than 1800 times.
  • Civic Center job fair (30 Employers Thursday from 3-7PM in Georgia)

    05/11/2017 12:22:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Times Free Press ^ | May 10, 2017 | Staff
    Job seekers will be able to apply for work at some 30 area employers Thursday during a job fair from 3-7 p.m. at Walker County Civic Center, 10052 U.S. Highway 27. The job fair is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor along with the Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties chambers of commerce. Employers who have registered and offer a variety of jobs include: Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care, Audia Plastics, Clumpies Ice Cream, Coca Cola, Dixie Collision, Dollar General, EnviroGuard, Hammer Down OC, Hayes State Prison, Jimmy Simpson Foundation, Komatsu America Corporation, Lake Winnepesaukah and Lookout Mountain Community...
  • New GA runoff poll shows … what momentum looks like?

    05/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe. Democrats for some reason bragged about an internal poll in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district runoff election last week which showed their candidate, Jon Ossoff, picking up absolutely no more support than the 48% he got in the all-in primary. Instead, Republican Karen Handel jumped from 19% to 47% in a week. When Ossoff declared on Twitter that “this is what momentum looks like!”, one could be forgiven for wondering just who he meant to promote. Last night, a new poll from WSB and Landmark Communications showed Handel with slightly more momentum, if it can be called that, narrowly...
  • Hamilton Relay in Albany has officially opened new call center on Dawson Road is hiring (GA-80 jobs)

    05/07/2017 4:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Albany Herald ^ | May 7, 2017 | Jon Gosa
    ALBANY — Hamilton Relay, a national leader in telecommunications relay and captioned telephone services, has finished rebuilding its Albany call center, which was heavily damaged during the Jan. 2 storm that hit Albany. According to Hamilton officials, the rebuild has added an additional 2,400 square feet of space to its Dawson Road location, and the company is now seeking to expand its work force. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications encompasses eight primary company divisions that allow Hamilton to operate locally, regionally and nationally. Hamilton has been providing telecommunication relay services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and speech...
  • 'Gray death' is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

    05/06/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug looks like concrete mix and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder. The substance is a combination of several opioids blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses nationally, including heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil — sometimes used to tranquilize large animals like elephants — and a synthetic opioid called U-47700. ... Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category of the most dangerous drugs it regulates, saying it was associated with dozens...
  • Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on college campuses

    05/04/2017 5:33:13 PM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 5/4/2017 | Kathleen Foody
    ATLANTA | Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses, praising GOP leaders for making the changes he demanded when he vetoed a previous campus-carry bill last year.
  • Peace be with you: Mass brawl breaks out at Georgia church during vote over whether...

    05/02/2017 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 90 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Peace be with you: Mass brawl breaks out at Georgia church during vote over whether controversial pastor should be fired A massive brawl broke out during a meeting at a Georgia baptist church during a vote on whether its controversial pastor should be fired. Punches were thrown, church goers were shoved to the ground, and chairs were launched across the room after a fight erupted at Greater Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon on Monday. Local county deputies were forced to call for back up after the two cops were overwhelmed by the brawl. Scroll down for video
  • Major companies soon a reality in Cherokee (At least 600 jobs in Georgia)

    04/30/2017 2:06:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News ^ | April 30, 2017 | Sampson Jenkins
    After another successful year of economic development in the county, three large corporations are soon set to open in Cherokee 75 Corporate Park along Highway 92, offering hundreds of jobs and investing $60 million in facilities. Papa John’s Quality Control Center, Jaipur Living Global Headquarters and the Adidas SPEEDFACTORY are all set to open late spring or summer, according to Cherokee Office of Economic Development President Misti Martin. The more than 74,000-square-foot Adidas factory is targeting production of 50,000 pairs in 2017, with an eventual annual production of about half a million pairs of shoes for running and other uses,...
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Against NRA Fizzles In Atlanta

    04/29/2017 9:54:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 29, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Michale Bloomberg's purchased gun control groups Mom's Demand Action and Everytown promised to "confront" the National Rifle Association in Atlanta (GA) during the NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits. It was a less than impressive event. According to an officer providing security at the event, Mom's Demand and Everytown brought just 75-100 people to Woodruff Park to "confront" the NRA, at a venue 7/10ths of a mile away from the Annual Meetings. The twinned gun control groups appear to have attempted to pad their numbers by handing out tee shirts to the many homeless people inhabiting the park, though most...
  • John Lewis to protest Trump at NRA convention: report

    04/27/2017 6:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    Georgia Rep. John Lewis will join protesters outside of the National Rifle Association's convention in Atlanta on Saturday. Several hundred gun control advocates are expected to gather ahead of President Trump's speech to the annual convention, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. In January, Trump criticized Lewis on Twitter, saying the civil rights icon is "All talk, talk, talk — no action or results." Lewis did not attend the inauguration and said he did not see Trump as a "legitimate president." More than 80,000 people are expected at the NRA convention. Several hundred people have also RSVP'ed to protests organized...
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    It’s been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. » The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Here’s what we know so far: Who’s at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJC’s Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • Georgia bans funding to 'sanctuary' campuses under new law

    04/27/2017 8:35:42 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    ATLANTA (AP) - Private colleges that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a new Georgia law. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed the measure on Thursday. The measure is expected to have no immediate impact since no colleges in Georgia have embraced so-called “sanctuary” policies. Students at several metro Atlanta universities did call for changes following President Donald Trump’s election.
  • Deputy saved by bulletproof vest during Tanger Outlet shooting

    04/26/2017 6:58:27 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 4/26/17 | Ellen Eldridge
    A Banks County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest at the Tanger Outlet mall in Commerce about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and is expected to be OK, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. Deputies first responded to a reported armed robbery in progress at the Atlanta Dragway, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The suspect stole a car and drove toward the outlet mall.
  • REPORT: Democrat Darling in Georgia House Special Election Runs Company That Funds Human Smuggling

    04/24/2017 3:53:22 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Congressional Candidate and Georgia darling, Jon Ossoff paid human smugglers operating across Europe approximately $2,000. Everyday we learn more and more about this young Democrat who was foisted onto Georgians by outside money. We also just reported that Ossoff didn’t vote in the 2012 election. He claims he couldn’t vote because he was abroad. Yeah ok, makes sense! Someone who was involved in human smuggling shouldn’t be able to run for office, but since he’s a Democrat, this will probably get swept under the rug.
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Roper hiring 100: GDOL to help Roper recruit in Fort Oglethorpe (Georgia)

    04/21/2017 9:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Catoosa County News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Press release
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corporation recruit 100 assemblers to work in LaFayette. The recruitment will be held on Friday, April 28, from 3-5 p.m. at the Fort Oglethorpe City Hall located at 500 City Hall Dr. GDOL staff will be on site to assist applicants. Salaries will begin at $12.65 an hour. All applicants must be at least 18 years old. No experience is required for applicants who have a high school diploma, or a General Education Diploma (GED). However, applicants who do not have a high school diploma, or GED, must have at least...
  • Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy

    04/20/2017 6:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | April 19, 2017 | Douglas E. Schoen
    In the special election for Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional seat, Democrat Jon Ossoff has fallen short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win the seat out-right, triggering a runoff in June. Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first round of voting, despite holding an $8.3 million war-chest, is the quintessential example of why the Democrats’ strategy of resisting Trump at every step is imprudent and that the more effective way to win in a solidly Republican district is with a positive agenda of change. Today, the Democratic party is deeply fractured. While some pragmatic leaders...
  • Actress Melts Down Over Dem Flop in Georgia: ‘I Want to Puke’

    04/20/2017 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 4/19/2017 | Edmond Kozak
    Despite spending millions of dollars and recruiting a bevy of celebrities to help his cause, Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff failed to snatch Georgia’s 6th District away from the GOP outright in a special election Tuesday, and will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff election most observers expect him to lose. Needless to say, several of Ossoff’s liberal celebrity backers did not take his failure to win outright well. “I want to puke,” tweeted Ossoff’s number-one celebrity cheerleader, actress Alyssa Milano. Later, she insisted to President Trump himself that Republicans should not count Ossoff's failure to win outright as a...
  • College Puts White People in Separate Room For ‘Privilege Workshop’

    04/20/2017 6:42:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    When Kennesaw State University held an event last week on privilege and interracial relations, it asked “those who identify as white” to go to one room and “those who identify as people of color” to go to another. “The goal of the workshop, which was led by an outside expert, was to foster learning and create an environment of understanding and support for one another,” said Kennesaw State University spokeswoman Tammy DeMel. “Attendees were asked to work together and then were invited to join the group with which they identify.”