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  • Albany Municipal Court going on 10-week suspension following embezzlement case(Albany, GA)

    02/18/2020 4:33:15 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies
    FOX31 ^ | 02/13/2020 | Ariel Mallory
    The Albany Municipal Court will be suspending nearly all of its operations at the end of this month in relation to allegations of money embezzlement.
  • Collins Says It's Time for Pelosi to Get Over Impeachment

    02/16/2020 2:16:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 16, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi can't stop talking about impeachment, which is weird because the president was acquitted earlier this month on the two articles that House Democrats managed to drum up against him. The Speaker wants everyone to believe the president is damaged goods and Trump will now remain "impeached forever." But Doug Collins isn't having it. The Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee told Fox and Friends on Sunday that what Speaker Pelosi keeps saying in interviews simply is "not true," and he encouraged Pelosi to "get over the disaster" that her and her fellow Democrats put the country...
  • Abrams’ Nonprofit Faces New Liens; She Calls Them ‘Contractor Error’

    02/12/2019 12:35:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 10 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 12, 2019 | Greg Bluestein
    State regulators filed three liens worth about $3,500 in the past year against a nonprofit created by Stacey Abrams. The Democrat said through a spokeswoman that the liens were “entirely due to third-party contractor error” and that records still haven’t been updated despite timely payments. The filings involve Third Sector Development, an organization that Abrams created in 1998 that was slapped with four tax liens worth $13,000 between 2014 and 2016 citing unpaid unemployment contributions. Her campaign for governor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in February 2018 that a withholding error from a payroll service was to blame, and records show...
  • Stacey Abrams 'absolutely' wants to run for president one day, but says she'd accept a VP slot in 2020

    02/17/2020 8:30:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 17, 2020 | By Quinn Scanlan
    Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who's now focusing on tackling voter suppression head on, said she "absolutely" sees herself running for president one day, but for the 2020 cycle, she "would be honored" to run for vice president with whoever the Democratic nominee is. "Why should we not want someone to have the power to fix the problems and the brokenness that we have?" Abrams told the hosts of ABC's "The View." "I want to do good, and there is no stronger platform than president of the United States. And that's a position I want to one day...
  • Advice to Democrats: Forget Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/16/2020 4:59:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams hit the nail on the head, telling voters not to let two small, virtually all-white states tell them whom to pick as the Democratic presidential nominee: ‘We need a more representative sample’ — Exclusive: @staceyabrams believes that our Iowa and New Hampshire first primary system is silencing voters of color She makes the logical case that only 65 delegates have been selected (distributed rather evenly among several candidates) — out of a grand total of 1,991 who would need to be pledged to win the nomination on the first ballot....
  • Firefighter suspended without pay after trying to rescue elderly woman from fire

    02/14/2020 9:00:15 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 38 replies
    WGN ^ | 12 Feb 2020
    Before anyone can become a firefighter, they first must take an oath: a promise to put the lives of others before their own, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice. So when Capt. Daniel Dwyer of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department stepped into a burning Northwest Atlanta home on June 28, 2019, to rescue the 95-year-old woman trapped inside, it seemed as though he was simply doing his job. That is until he got suspended for 48 hours — without pay — for trying to save someone’s life. And despite his best efforts, Sallie Skrine, the woman Dwyer was...
  • I-35 nearly done, but years of work ahead for I-14 in Bell County

    02/13/2020 8:41:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Killeen Daily Herald ^ | February 5, 2020 | Jacob Brooks
    After years of work, the Interstate 35 reconstruction project in Bell County is pretty much done, while a similar project to widen Interstate 14 still has years of work ahead. “Overall, the I-35 Reconstruction Project ... particularly in Waco, is continuing at an aggressive pace, well on track for a 2023 completion. Bell County work remains substantially complete with minor ‘punch list’ items such as completion of the Temple Welcome Monument and the standard establishment of vegetation along the corridor within the Temple/Troy area remaining, prior to final acceptance of the project,” Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Ken Roberts said...
  • In Private Meeting, Joe Biden Said Part of Education Problem in Black Communities is that 'Parents Can't Read or Write Themselves'

    02/13/2020 4:44:28 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 76 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has repeatedly touted his support from black voters as a sign of his electability in the general election, but he reportedly caused frustration during a meeting last year when he said black "parents can't read." Biden's remarks, which were first reported by The New York Times on Thursday, came during a private gathering with prominent black mayors from Georgia. Three people with direct knowledge of the meeting confirmed the account to the newspaper, noting that Biden had said that black communities face a problem because "parents can't read or write themselves." Many of the attendees...
  • Newt Gingrich: Pelosi is 'whacked,' 'deeply out of touch' if she attacks Trump on the economy

    02/13/2020 10:25:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 02/12/2020 | Julia Musto
    Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's new initiative to attack President Trump on the economy shows just how "out of touch with reality" she is, the former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday. Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Ed Henry, Gingrich said that he was surprised by reports she would pivot to that approach because of the Trump administration's economic successes, including record-low unemployment numbers, strong wage growth, and an influx of jobs created. In what the administration has touted as a "blue-collar boom," in January the country added 225,000 new jobs and wage growth remained at 3.1...
  • Nearly 200 Georgia (USA) Residents Being Monitored For Coronavirus; 97 New Deaths In China

    02/12/2020 5:01:19 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-12-2020 | David Aaro
    Georgia health officials announced on Tuesday that roughly 200 residents were self-monitoring for the coronavirus after recently returning from China. None of the residents have shown symptoms of the virus or visited Hubei province -- the epicenter of the outbreak. Health officials reportedly didn't use the word quarantine, instead, phrasing it that people are being isolated in their homes for 14 days, which is considered the virus's incubation period, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A new paper by Chinese scientists says the period could be as long as 24 days. Officials have reportedly been calling each traveler, letting them know...
  • Just Like Impeachment Knocked Biden out of the Demo Pres Race, Romney has knocked Kelly Loeffler out of the Georgia Senate Race

    02/07/2020 2:00:02 PM PST · by Amish · 29 replies
    Just Like Impeachment Knocked Biden out of the Demo Pres Race, Romney has knocked Kelly Loeffler out of the Georgia Senate Race
  • Newt Gingrich: Dems want Trump to be 'nice' while they try to take him down

    02/07/2020 8:47:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2020 | David Montanaro
    The Democrats will continue a steady stream of investigations into President Trump, said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday, advising the president to focus on his accomplishments while the far-left continues to "trap" Nancy Pelosi into pursuing unpopular policies. "They want to shoot at Trump as often as they can until they finally get him and they'd like him to be nice while they're doing it," Gingrich argued on "America's Newsroom." Well, they've got the wrong guy because Trump is gonna counter-punch every time and as president, he's got a bigger punch than they do." Gingrich said in the...
  • Georgia Executes Donnie Lance for 1997 Double-Murder

    01/30/2020 11:28:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WSB-TV2 ^ | Joshua Sharpe and Bill Rankin
    Georgia has executed Donnie Lance, reporting the time of death as 9:05 p.m. Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Lance’s appeals Wednesday evening, clearing the way for his execution. The high court, in two separate orders, declined to hear Lance’s requests that it halt his execution on grounds of alleged prosecution misconduct and lower-court rulings that denied his request for DNA testing. Content Continues Below The orders were published at least one hour after Lance was to be executed at 7 p.m. Lance was put to death by lethal injection for the 1997 murders of his ex-wife and her boyfriend...
  • Georgia State Patrol fires over 30 new troopers for cheating on speed detection test

    01/30/2020 5:31:32 PM PST · by Ken H · 41 replies
    My Fox 8 / WJBF Atlanta ^ | Jan 30, 2020 | Web Staff
    ATLANTA (WJBF) – Thirty-three new troopers with the Georgia State Patrol are out of a job after it was discovered they allegedly cheated on exams, authorities said at a press conference Tuesday. Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and head of GSP, said that students with the 106th trooper school cheated during an online test for speed detection in October of 2019. The investigation began just days after testing and included interviews with each of the students. Top DSP officials learned about the scandal from the girlfriend of one of the cadets, Demon Clark, WJBF reported....
  • 'Shortsightedness': Republicans blast Doug Collins for launching Senate challenge to GOP incumbent

    01/30/2020 2:39:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 75 replies ^ | 1/29/20 | David M.Drucker
    Top Senate Republicans are warning Rep. Doug Collins that running against Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s special Senate primary could pave the way for an otherwise unlikely Democratic sweep in the state in November. ”The shortsightedness in this decision is stunning. Doug Collins’ selfishness will hurt David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, and President Trump," National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Kevin McLaughlin said in a statement. Collins, a Trump ally and part of his impeachment defense team, announced his Senate candidacy on Wednesday. He was passed over for an appointment to the Senate by Gov. Brian Kemp after Johnny Isakson resigned...
  • Clemency Denied for Ga. Man Facing Execution for Double Murder

    01/29/2020 3:42:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/29 | Joshua Sharpe
    The Board of Pardons and Paroles declined Tuesday to grant clemency to Donnie Lance, a 65-year-old inmate whose execution looms. Attorneys for Lance have motions before several courts to halt his death, but barring any last minute intervention, he is expected to be executed after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. The method of death will be a lethal injection of pentobarbital, punishment for the 1997 brutal murders of Lance’s ex-wife Joy Lance, 39, and her boyfriend, Dwight “Butch” Wood Jr., 33. The inmate’s children, whose mother was Joy Lance, pleaded with the board...
  • Doug Collins Expected To Try Ousting New Georgia Senator In GOP Battle

    01/28/2020 3:58:43 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 71 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/28/20 | Anon
    Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a Republican official said Monday. The decision by the four-term lawmaker could complicate the GOP’s chances of holding onto the seat as Republicans battle to retain their Senate majority in this November’s elections.
  • New GOP Senator: Romney is trying to 'appease the left' with impeachment witnesses

    01/27/2020 2:15:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) on Monday lashed out at fellow GOP Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) over his apparent openness to call witnesses as part of President Trump's impeachment trial. Loeffler — who was just sworn into the Senate earlier this month after being appointed to succeed Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who was popular among members on both sides of the aisle — tweeted that it was "time to move on" from the impeachment effort. "Sadly, my colleague [Romney] wants to appease the left by calling witnesses who will slander the @realDonaldTrump during their 15 minutes of fame. The circus is...
  • Top GOP Senators Dismiss Bolton Allegation That Trump Sought Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

    01/27/2020 2:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/27/2020 | BY ZACHARY STIEBER
    Top Republican senators dismissed leaked details from former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book, saying the allegations were not new.“There’s nothing new here. It does seem to be an effort to sell books,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, told reporters in Washington on Monday.“The basic dynamic of the obligation of the House to take the time they have to put a case together doesn’t change. I don’t think it changes any fundamental information, nor does it change the basic case that the House has to put the case together,” added Sen. Roy...
  • After 2 weeks, it’s clear that Democrats have no case for impeachment. Sadly, my colleague @SenatorRomney...

    01/27/2020 11:41:31 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27 January 2020 | Senator Kelly Loeffler
    "After 2 weeks, it’s clear that Democrats have no case for impeachment. Sadly, my colleague @SenatorRomney wants to appease the left by calling witnesses who will slander the @realDonaldTrump during their 15 minutes of fame. The circus is over. It’s time to move on! #gapol."